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Disability Studies and Community Inclusion Certificate

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Studies
405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


The Disability Studies and Community Inclusion certificate is a multidisciplinary and prepares students to work with individuals with disabilities in a variety of community settings. The certificate enhances a student's career by helping them understand the nature of disabilities; the meaning of disability in society; social, political and health implications of disability; and methods of making society more inclusive to those who live with disabilities.

Course    Title    Credits    
RPTM    26001    Introduction to Community Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities    3    
46001    Principles and Methods of Community Inclusion    3   
SOC    32570    Inequality in Society    3   
Choose from the following:
ANTH    48250    Culture and Curing (3)     
ARTE    41002    Art Education: Foundations and Concepts-Secondary (3)     
41003     Art Education: Field Experience (3)     
BSCI    20020     Biological Structure and Function (5)      
30030    Human Physiology (4)      
BUS     10123    Exploring Business (3)      
COMM     26000    Criticism and Public Discourse (3)     
35852    Intercultural Communication (3)      
45459    Communication and Conflict (3)      
45960    Health Communications (3)      
DAN     27076    Dance as an Art Form (3)     
27057    Dance for Children (3)     
ENG     37101    Critical Rhetorical Studies of Texts in Context (3)     
37201    Writings in Communities      
39895    Special Topics in Rhetoric, Composition and Writing (3)     
HDFS     44020    Adolescent Development (3)     
44021    Family Interventions Across the Lifespan (3)     
JUS     26704    Issues in Law and Society (3)      
PEP    45037    Adapted Physical Education (3)      
PHIL    21001    Introduction to Ethics (3)      
PLST    38003    Administrative Law and Processes (3)

38004    Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3)

POL    10301    Diversity in American Public Policy (3)      
40320    Ethics and Public Policy (3)     
PSYC    41532    Social Psychology (3)      
RPTM    36040    Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Leisure Services (3)      
SOC    22570    Understanding Differences and Inequality (3)      
22778    Social Problems (3)     
32400    Individuals and Society (3)      
32510    Sociology of Work (3)      
SPED    23000    Introduction to Exceptionalities (3)      
43030    Applied Behavior Analysis I: Theory and Techniques (3)      
43050    Characteristics of Students with Mild/Moderate Intervention Needs (3)      
43051    Characteristics of Students with Moderate/Intensive Intervention Needs (3)      
43070    Planning and Programming for Transitions (3)      
43309    Introduction to Deaf Studies (3)      
RPTM 46096 Individual Investigation must be completed as a capstone course. It can be in conjunction with a required or elective course, in which case course credit hours are determined by faculty and student at registration; or as a stand alone course.     

Note: Courses above were selected based on the Guidelines for Disability Studies Programs established by the Society for Disability Studies.

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Community Involvement

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Term:    Fall 2011 and Spring 2012

Length:    30 Weeks

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