College of Arts & Sciences

Disability Studies
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Disability Studies at the University of Washington involves a multi-campus interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, students and community members, who share an interest in questions relating to society's understanding of disability. The undergraduate Disability Studies Minor provides an opportunity for students to develop a strong interdisciplinary foundation in the social, legal and political framing of disability. The emphasis is on studying the cultural construct of disability, social justice, and disability policy, and the intersections of disability, race, gender, sex, age, class and other markers of diversity and difference. Students have the opportunity to enhance this foundation by studying disability through the arts, humanities, the social sciences, and by the internship and/or independent research requirement.

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