Minor Requirements

Want to become a Disability Studies Minor? Please fill out this brief interest form.
This is not an application, but we do ask that all students interested in declaring the minor this Spring complete the interest form by October 31. If you have questions, please email Professor Kukla at rk75@georgetown.edu or Professor Rifkin at lsr@georgetown.edu.

Six courses are required to complete the minor in Disability Studies. We are always developing new courses. This list is representative, but not exclusive. For more up-to-date listings, please check the Courses tab.

DBST-270 Introduction to Disability Studies

Three Disability Studies core courses:

ANTH 256 Disability and Culture
BIOL 394 Genomics, Disability, and Health
EDIJ 253 Children with Disabilities
ENGL 268 Disability and the Arts
DBST 303 Mad Studies
DBST 350 Educating the Young Disabled Child: A Global Comparison (Long)
DBST 424 Disability Studies Seminar
ENGL 443 Gender and Care in Modern U.S. Poetry
IDST 010 Ignatius Seminar: Disability, Culture, and the Question of Care
PHIL 106 Bioethics and Disability
THEO 130 Religion and Disability Studies
WGST 239 Art, Medicine, and Gender
WGST 234 Feminist Disability Studies

Two elective courses that engage disability in theory or practice

AFAM 315 The Psychic Holds of Slavery
ANTH 250 Intro to Medical Anthropology
ANTH 251 Anthropology and the Body
BIOL 394 Genomics, Disability and Health
CULP 242 Foreign Bodies
CULP 271 Bodies, Technology, & Violence
EDIJ 220 Education, Equity, and Advocacy
EDIJ 241 Seminar in Urban Education
JCIV 175 The Holocaust: An Examination of Gender and Nazi Racial Ideology
HSCI/HESY 160 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
HESY 010 Healthcare in America
INAF 175 Holocaust: Gender and Racial Ideology
INAF 269 What Really Happened in the Camps
PHIL 105 Bioethics
PHIL 112 Gender and Feminism
PHIL 440 Bioethics and Mental Illness
PHIL 441 Bioethics and “Abnormal” Bodies
PHIL 441 The Politics of Weight and Eating
PSYC 151 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 353 Culture & Psychopathology
SOCI 111 Flourishing: College & Community
SOCI 109 Sociology of Health and Illness
STIA 421 Global Health Foundations
THEO 023 Christian Initiation
THEO 028 Religion and the Body
THEO 121 Ritual, Spirituality and Justice
THEO 122 The Church and the Poor
WGST 141 Introduction to Sexuality Studies
WGST 233 HIV, Culture, and Politics
UNXD 204 and/or 205 Challenges in Childhood and Society

The above list is not meant to be exhaustive. If students identify other courses that provide significant opportunities to engage with disability in theory or practice, they should present them to the steering committee for approval. A maximum of two courses taken elsewhere (i.e., study abroad or summer courses) may be counted as electives in the minor, with approval of the steering committee.