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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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Term: Fall 2011 and Spring 2012

Length: 30 Weeks

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