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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.

 

 


"Heroes From Another Earth," staged by English professor Betsy Wheeler (below, left), featured superhero battles, interplanetary travel, and social critique. Photographs by Nic Walcott, BS '16 (journalism), University Communications.

Living Theater: Disability Studies Takes Center Stage

Emily Gillepsie of the Oregon Quarterly published an article showcasing the University of Oregon’s most recent Living Theater course last spring.

The English course, part of the Disability Studies Minor, brings diverse students from across campus together in a collaborative way, raising awareness and building communities around disability.

You can read the full story here.

 

Summer DanceAbility Teacher Training

DANCEABILITY INTERNATIONAL IS HOSTING A TEACHER CERTIFICATION IN EUGENE, OREGON FROM AUGUST 26TH TO SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2019 IN EUGENE, OREGON, USA.

DanceAbility teacher trainings are for people who want to teach integrated groups in movement arts or learn a model for facilitating communities that foster inclusive participation. The well-defined method and techniques include flexible approaches to designing creative movement practices that allow anybody and everybody’s movement to emerge, thereby facilitating individual and group expression. The course will happen this summer 2019, and will be

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New This Fall: Disability Studies Freshman Interest Group 2019-202

FIG Name: Brilliant Imperfection

Classes: PHIL 335 Medical Ethics, SOC 207 Social Inequality, along with PHIL 199 College Connections

The Brilliant Imperfection FIG draws out themes within PHIL 335 Medical Ethics to give students an introduction to key ideas and concepts within the ever-growing field of Disability Studies. Simultaneous enrollment in SOC 207 Social Inequality will help students appreciate the inherently intersectional and interdisciplinary aspects of both Disability Studies and Medical Ethics. Meetings of the FIG will also feature guest speakers and discussions that encourage

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