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.
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, which serves young people with disabilities, is looking for summer camp counselors! In addition to being a valuable volunteer opportunity, the counselor jobs count for Fieldwork Credit for the Disability Studies Minor.
The camp offers counselors an opportunity to learn about different disabilities, to spend quality time in the Mt. Hood National Forest with provided food and lodging, and to advocate for people with disabilities well after the summer ends.
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...
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...