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2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Disability Studies Minor

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A diverse interdisciplinary field that investigates the nature, meanings, and consequences of dis/ability from social, cultural, and policy perspectives.

Program Goals:

Disability studies views disability as a political construction, cultural identity, and valued lived experience, not simply as a medical condition. The minor curriculum embeds these overarching goals:

  1. Promoting full civic integration of people with disabilities;
  2. Positioning disability as an integral aspect of human diversity; and
  3. Addressing disability rights, equity, and justice in personal, relational, community, and structural contexts.


All students in the minor are required to complete 18 credit hours consisting of three WIND core courses, one WIND elective, and two additional WIND or external electives related to disability studies. External electives should be selected in consultation with a disability studies faculty advisor.

WIND Electives: 3-9 Credits

At least 3 credits, and up to 9 credits, selected from WIND electives: 

External Electives: 0-6 Credits

The following UW courses are accepted as external electives:  

More Information:

As an interdisciplinary minor, this program complements majors across the university. For more information, visit the website: www.uwyo.edu/wind/disabilitystudies/index.html, contact program director, Michelle Jarman at mjarman@uwyo.edu or by phone at 766-5060, or visit the WIND office located in the Health Sciences Building, room 147.

18 Credit Hours Total

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