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2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Disability Studies Minor

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The Disability Studies Minor provides an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental approach to the study of disability.  Based on the social model of disability, this program introduces students to a nuanced concept of the social construction of disability and explore issues in disability studies through multiple departments/programs of study.

The program’s flexibility allows for students to craft a unique path through their study of disability, allowing the minor program to augment their major field(s) of study, emphasize other aspects of their larger academic careers, and provide a focal point to engage in interdisciplinary study.  The program offers an introductory course that lays groundwork for continuing the study of disability through a variety of courses (from departments across campus) as electives, and culminates in a capstone project in experiential learning.

The intellectual focus of this program is designed to provide the students with a wide range of courses that allow for a comprehensive approach to the physical, cognitive, and social issues that disabled populations face in the United States.

Program Requirements

Electives: 12 Credits

Must take at least one class from each cluster:

Cluster 1: Arts & Humanities
ASL 102 , ASL 103 ,COMM 445 DRAM 110 DRAM 364 , PHIL 105 PHIL 328 , PHIL 331  

Cluster 2:  Social Sciences
HLTH 200 , HLTH 331 , POLS 361 , PSYC 322 , PSYC 375 , SOCI 325 , SOCI 330 , SOCI 390 , SOCI 495  




Total Credit Hours Required: 18

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