Disability Studies

Social Justice Studies

Disability studies leads to a better understanding of the history, characteristics, roles, contributions, social status and needs of people with disabilities. Students may focus on a specific group (e.g. deaf studies) or on a variety of disabilities.

For the major in intercultural studies with a focus in disability studies, choose three of the following in addition to the rest of the major requirements. As part of the requirements for a minor in intercultural studies, students enroll in two of the following courses:

  • COM 242 Autism (January Term)
  • CSD 233 Workshop in Sign Language I (.50 credit)


  • CSD 236 Workshop in Sign Language II (.50 credit)
  • ICS 280/380 Intercultural Experiential
  • PSY 327 Abnormal Psychology (PSY 210)
  • PSY 427 Child Psychology (PSY 356 and 327)
  • PSY 430 Cognitive Processes (PSY 210, 355 and 456)

Other options (as appropriate and approved by the ICS department chair) include:

  • ICS 280/380 Intercultural Experiential
  • ICS 390 Special Topics
  • ICS 492 Independent Study
  • Distance learning or transfer course
  • Independent Study with department faculty
  • Study abroad, Chicago Semester or other off-campus study

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