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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Disability Studies Minor

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Disability Studies Program Goals:

These goals are conceptualized as the ultimate “ends” we hope to achieve in educating students and trainees in disability studies.

  1. Promote full social integration by providing knowledge, awareness, and experience of inclusion and integration of people with disabilities as a foundational ethical principle of disability studies.
  2. Position disability as a social justice issue by exposing students to historical and contemporary disability issues and providing learning opportunities to identify, articulate, and address inequities and injustices affecting the lives of people with disabilities.
  3. Position disability as diversity by providing theoretical and practical contexts for thinking about disability as a component of human diversity, and providing students with tools to critically examine social and cultural constructions of disability.


All students in the minor are required to complete three WIND core courses, one WIND elective, and two additional electives related to disability issues. Electives should be selected in consultation with a disability studies faculty advisor.

Additional Electives:

6 Credits Selected from WIND or Other UW Courses Related to Disability Studies

As an interdisciplinary field investigating disability as human diversity, this program complements majors across the university. For more information, visit the website:, contact faculty director, Michelle Jarman at 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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