Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
Minor in Disability Studies (4.0 credits)
|The minor is available to all undergraduate degree students.|
|1. 1.5 credits in:||1.5|
DBST 1001 [0.5]
|Introduction to Disability Studies|
DBST 2001 [0.5]
DBST 3001 [0.5]
|Disability Studies: Policy and Activism|
|2. 1.0 credit from:||1.0|
|Disability and Childhood: Transnational Perspectives|
HUMR 3304 [0.5]
SOWK 4300 [0.5]
|Social Work and Persons with Disabilities|
SXST 3103 [0.5]
|Sexuality and Disability|
|3. 1.5 credits in approved electives at the 1000 level or higher||1.5|
|4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.|
- Courses used to fulfil Items 2 and 3 above must be from more than one discipline.
- Other courses may be substituted for the credits specified in Items 2 and 3, when material on disability is central to the course. Such substitutions must be individually approved by the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS). Students are encouraged to consult course descriptions of Special Topics courses.
|APPROVED DISABILITY STUDIES ELECTIVES|
|Note: access to these courses is not guaranteed, and may depend on space availability and the satisfaction of other requirements such as course prerequisites.|
|ANTH 3310 [0.5]||Studies in Medical Anthropology|
|ANTH 4780 [0.5]||Anthropology of Personhood|
|CHST 3001 [0.5]||Vulnerable Children: Risk, Resilience and Protection|
|CHST 4000 [0.5]||Children, Policy and Practice|
|First Year Seminars (FYSM)|
|FYSM 1504 [1.0]||Society and the Designed Environment|
|HIST 3515 [0.5]||Madness in Modern Times|
|HUMR 3504 [0.5]||Public Health and Human Rights|
|HUMR 4305 [0.5]||Disability and Social Justice|
|LAWS 3503 [0.5]||Equality and Discrimination|
|LAWS 3508 [0.5]||Health Law|
|LAWS 4503 [0.5]||Law, Disability and Society|
|LING 2604 [0.5]||Communication Disorders I|
|LING 3604 [0.5]||Communication Disorders II|
|PSYC 2301 [0.5]||Introduction to Health Psychology|
|PSYC 2500 [0.5]||Foundations of Developmental Psychology|
|PSYC 3505 [0.5]||Exceptional Children|
|PADM 4221 [0.5]||Health Policy in Canada|
|PADM 4817 [0.5]||Health Policy in Developing Countries|
|SOWK 4300 [0.5]||Social Work and Persons with Disabilities|
|SOCI 2050 [0.5]||Sociology of Health|
|SOCI 3050 [0.5]||Studies in the Sociology of Health|
|SOCI 3056 [0.5]||Women and Health|
|Technology, Society, Environment Studies|
|TSES 3001 [0.5]||Technology-Society Interactions|
|Women's and Gender Studies|
|WGST 2803 [0.5]||Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies|
|WGST 2807 [0.5]||Issues in Reproductive Health|
|WGST 4807 [0.5]||Gender and Health in a Globalized World|
Disability Studies (DBST) Courses
Introduction to Disability Studies
Challenging negative stereotypes of disability by allowing students the opportunity to explore disability through many different venues including history, theory, culture, ethics, policy and disability rights. Reframing disability from personal tragedy to issues of oppression, access, inclusion and equality.
Interdisciplinary approach to the debates and theories that challenge the normative values, knowledge sources, and cultural representations of disablement in society.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.
Disability Studies: Policy and Activism
The complex legal, policy and discursive frameworks that shape the lives of persons with disability and the history of the emergence of the disability rights movement as a scholarly and activist challenge to, and renegotiation of, those frameworks.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.
Disability and Childhood: Transnational Perspectives
Drawing on theory and research in disabled children’s childhood studies, sociology of childhood, disability studies, and girlhood studies, this course examines the discursive and material constructions of disabled youth and childhood in transnational contexts in relation to emerging neo-colonial, neo-imperialist, and neo-liberal ideologies.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Child Studies or Disability Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.
Essays, discussions, and/or examinations based on a bibliography constructed by the student in consultation with an instructor.
Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca
Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca
In addition to the requirements listed here, students must satisfy:
- the University regulations including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).