The skills to envision an inclusive world.
The tools to create it.
Blending courses from across campus, we put the voices and lives of people with disabilities front and center. We study all kinds of bodymind variations, whether visible or invisible. While housed in the English Department, the minor is open to all UO majors and enfolds fields across the social sciences, arts, humanities, and professions. Many of our courses also count for General Education requirements. You’ll gain direct contact with disability communities through innovative fieldwork options.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Fieldwork requirement of the Disability Studies Minor is suspended until the need for social distancing has passed. Fieldwork internships call for “direct contact with people with disabilities,” which is incompatible with current safety protocols.Students may substitute 4 credits of classes from any other category of the minor to fulfill the Fieldwork requirement. This change is in effect for students choosing classes for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 and all students graduating with the minor from Spring 2020 through Spring 2023. We ...