Students pursuing a minor in disability studies take courses from across a variety of disciplines, from psychology to global studies to planning, public policy and management. Many disability studies courses also count for general education requirements.

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The University of Oregon course catalog offers information about the disability studies minor, including a list of courses that meet your requirements.


Featured Courses

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ASL 301 American Deaf Culture  
Instructor: Chad Catron

Study of the relationship between small groups and dominant culture in the United States. Explore issues of language, culture, self-representation, identity, and social structure.

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ENG 386 Bodies in Comics  
Instructor: Elizabeth Wheeler

This course examines the human body in contemporary comics with particular attention to disability and gender. We’ll look at three important comics genres: memoir, fantasy, and superheroes. We'll read about bodymind matters and how comics renders such profound matters through fantasy, visual metaphors, and good storytelling.

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SOC 399 Social Epidemiology  
Instructor: Clare Evans

This course is designed as an introduction to the broad field of social epidemiology, and in particular it will emphasize the social determinants of health and health inequalities. Students will be encouraged to attain a deeper understanding for how racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender hierarchies intersect and “get under the skin.”