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Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
613-520-6645
http://www.carleton.ca/womensstudies

Program Requirements

Minor in Disability Studies (4.0 credits)

Open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements:
1.  2.0 credits in:2.0
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Feminist Social Transformation
or FYSM 1402 [1.0]
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
DBST 2001 [0.5]
Disabling Society
DBST 3001 [0.5]
Disability Studies: Policy and Activism
2.  1.0 credit from:1.0
Disability and Childhood: Transnational Perspectives
DBST 3002 [0.5]
Critical Mad Studies
HUMR 3304 [0.5]
Disability Rights
Critical Disability Studies
SOWK 4300 [0.5]
Social Work and Persons with Disabilities
SXST 3103 [0.5]
Sexuality and Disability
3.  1.0 credits in DBST or Approved Disability Studies Electives1.0
4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Notes

  1. Courses used to fulfill Items 2 and 3 above must be from more than one discipline.
  2. 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 Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies. 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.

APPROVED DISABILITY STUDIES ELECTIVES
Anthropology
ANTH 3310 [0.5]
Studies in Medical Anthropology
ANTH 4780 [0.5]
Anthropology of Personhood
Critical Race Studies
CRST 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Critical Race Studies
CRST 3812 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Topics in Critical Race Studies
CRST 4001 [0.5]
Advanced Critical Race Studies
First Year Seminars (FYSM)
FYSM 1504 [1.0]
Society and the Designed Environment
History
HIST 3515 [0.5]
Madness in Modern Times
Human Rights
HUMR 3504 [0.5]
Public Health and Human Rights
HUMR 4305 [0.5]
Disability and Social Justice
Law
LAWS 3503 [0.5]
Equality and Discrimination
LAWS 3508 [0.5]
Health Law
LAWS 4503 [0.5]
Law, Disability and Society
Psychology
PSYC 2301 [0.5]
Introduction to Health Psychology
PSYC 2500 [0.5]
Foundations of Developmental Psychology
Public Administration
PADM 4221 [0.5]
Health Policy in Canada
PADM 4817 [0.5]
Health Policy in Developing Countries
Sexuality Studies
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
SXST 2102 [0.5]
Sexuality, Gender, and Security
SXST 3103 [0.5]
Sexuality and Disability
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
SXST 3106 [0.5]
Queer(ing) Archives
SXST 3812 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Topics in Sexuality Studies
SXST 4101 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Studies of Sexuality
SXST 4102 [0.5]
Queer Theory
SXST 4103 [0.5]
Politics of Kink
SXST 4104 [0.5]
Sexuality and Political Economy
SXST 4105 [0.5]
Queer Ecologies
SXST 4106 [0.5]
Queer Aesthetics: Affect, Cultural Production, Sexuality
Social Work
SOWK 4300 [0.5]
Social Work and Persons with Disabilities
Sociology
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 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
WGST 2803 [0.5]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies
WGST 2810 [0.5]
Sex For Sale
WGST 2811 [0.5]
Masculinities
WGST 2812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 2814 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Production
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 4060 [0.5]
African Feminisms
WGST 4812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies

Disability Studies (DBST) Courses

DBST 1001 [0.5 credit]
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.
Lectures and discussion groups three hours per week.

DBST 2001 [0.5 credit]
Disabling Society

Interdisciplinary approach to the debates and theories that challenge the normative values, knowledge sources, and cultural representations of disablement in society.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

DBST 3001 [0.5 credit]
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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for DBST 4001 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

DBST 3002 [0.5 credit]
Critical Mad Studies

A critical examination of the psy-disciplines, sanist beliefs and practices, and dominant mental health discourses in Canada and globally through mad-identified people’s experiences, stories, and scholarship.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing and WGST 1808 or FYSM 1402 or permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.
Lecture three hours per week.

DBST 3060 [0.5 credit]
Critical Disability Studies

Course engages contemporary disability theory, culture, and activism to consider bodily difference and its relation to the workings of power and social control, accessibility, normalization, ableism, and medicalization. Students will gain an understanding of the contemporary debates, theories, and methodologies of critical disability studies.
Also listed as SOCI 3060.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

DBST 3301 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Deaf Studies

A critical introduction to Deaf community and culture as they relate to a social model of disability, to ethnicity, and to issues of diversity and inclusion. Discourse analysis of research and policy in education for Deaf students from early childhood and beyond.
Also listed as ALDS 3301.
Precludes additional credit for ALDS 3903A if taken in Winter term 2016 or Winter term 2018, and ALDS 4906A if taken in Fall term 2016.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies or enrolment in the Minor in Disability Studies.
Seminars three hours a week.

DBST 3304 [0.5 credit]
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.
Also listed as CHST 3304.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Childhood and Youth Studies or Disability Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

DBST 3812 [0.5 credit]
Interdisciplinary Topics in Disability Studies

An interdisciplinary analysis of one or more topics in critical disability studies. The topics of this course will vary from year to year and are announced in advance of registration.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing and WGST 1808 or FYSM 1402 or permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.
Lectures three hours per week. This course is repeatable when the topic changes.

DBST 3900 [0.5 credit]
Independent Study

Essays, discussions, and/or examinations based on a bibliography constructed by the student in consultation with an instructor.
Prerequisite(s): third or fourth-year standing in the Disability Studies Minor and a CGPA of 9.0 or higher.

DBST 4812 [0.5 credit]
Interdisciplinary Topics in Disability Studies

An interdisciplinary analysis of one or more topics in critical disability studies.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing and WGST 1808 or FYSM 1402 OR permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.
Seminar three hours per week. This course is repeatable when the topic changes.

Note: 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.

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

Regulations

In addition to the requirements listed here, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations including the process of Academic Continuation Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).