Courses of Special Interest for Disability Studies minors in Spring 2021 (these courses meet DS minor elective requirements)

ANTHRO 115: Introduction to Medical Anthropology
ART 118: Advanced Drawing: Remixing the Figure
ASAMST 190 001 Asian American History in the Age of COVID-19
ASAMST 190 002 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Health: Foundational Theories & Contemporary Issues
CYPLAN 117AC Urban & Community Health
ESPM 150 (to become ESPM 149): Bodies, Difference, and the Environment New course, still in process. Listed now as ESPM 150. That will change to ESPM 149 after it’s been approved; our understanding is that students already signed up will be switched over. Taught by Sunaura Taylor. The enrollment # for now is 32379.Tentatively planned for Tues/Thurs 10:30-12:00, discussion time Tues/Thurs 1-2.)
GWS 131: Gender and Science
LEGALST 159 Law & Sexuality
LINGUIS 1B/001, 002: American Sign Language II
PB HLTH 116: Seminar on Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine
PB HLTH 150E: Introduction to Community Health and Human Development
PBHLTH 220D: Health Policy Advocacy
PB HLTH  290 009: Bioethics: From Nuremberg to Modern Times
SOC WEL 210C: Aging Processes
SOCIOL 113AC Sociology of Education
SOCIOL 190 Popular Culture: Bodies as Power, Oppression, and Resistance
SOCIOL 137AC 001: Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Equity, and the Environment
UGIS 112 Women and Disability


Possible electives for Spring 2021 (with approval of minor directors after more information)

AFRICAM C133A What is the Role of Race in Urban Schools?

AFRICAM C156 Race, Space, and Inequality

AFRICAM 159 Writing About the Climate Crisis: An Intersectional, Multi-genre Writing and Study Workshop

EALANG 114 Illness Narratives, Vulnerable Bodies

ENERES 160 T Th 12:30-2 Climate Justice

GWS 139: Why Work? Gender and Labor Under Capitalism

History 100U Holocaust Museums in Comparative History Stephanie Rotem

History 125A African American History and Race Relations: 1450-1860

LegalSt 104AC Youth Justice and Culture

LegalSt 132AC Immigraton and Citizenship

LegalSt 133AC Law and Social Change: The Immigrant Rights Movement

LegalSt 160 Punishment, Culture, and Society

LegalSt 162AC Restorative Justice

PBHLTH 202B Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Health Status

PBHLTH 210B Adolescent Health

Sociol 116 Sociology of Work

Sociol 124 Sociology of Poverty

Sociol 136 Urban Sociology

Sociol 190 Incarceration and Inequality in the United States

CORE COURSES (2 courses):

  • A. UGIS 110: Introduction to Disability Studies
  • B. English 175: Literature and Disability OR English 180A: Disability Memoir (when taught by Georgina Kleege) OR City and Regional Planning 120: Community Planning and Public Policy for Disability OR Anthropology 189, Special Topics/Cultural Anthropology: Disability, Ethnography and Design (when taught by Karen Nakamura). These courses may also be used for electives.

Note: None of these are offered in Sp 2021. If you are a graduating senior and need a substitute, contact program co-directors Georgina Kleege ( and Susan Schweik (


  • Anthropology 115: Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • Anthropology 119: Special Topics in Medical Anthropology
  • Architecture 169: Special Topics in Construction Materials (when Introduction to ADA and Universal Design)
  • Architecture 269: Special Topics in Construction and Materials (when Introduction to ADA and Universal Design)
  • Art 160: Designing and Activating Public Space (POSSIBLE TO USE WITH SPECIAL APPROVAL)
  • Art 165: Art, Medicine, and Disabilities
  • Chicano 176: Chicanos and Health Care
  • Computer Science 160: User Interface Design and Development
  • EALANG 114: Illness Narratives, Vulnerable Bodies
  • Economics 157: Health Economics
  • English 80K: Children’s Literature (when taught by Charles F.S. Creasy)
  • English 135AC: Race, Ethnicity, and Disability in Literature (when taught by Sue Schweik)
  • English 165: “The Visible Made Verbal: Audio Description Across the Arts.”
  • ESPM 162A: Health, Medicine, Society and Environment
  • ESPM 254: Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Health Status
  • ESPM C282: Health Implications of Climate Change
  • GLOBAL 173 International Human Rights
  • GWS 100AC: Women in American Culture (when taught by Barbara Barnes)
  • GWS 111: Special Topics (when topic is Disability Justice or Women with Disability in Film and Literature)
  • GWS 129: Bodies and Boundaries
  • GWS 130AC: Gender, Race, Nation, and Health
  • GWS 133AC: Women, Men, and Other Animals: Human Animality in American Cultures
  • ITALIAN 120:Topics in Italian Studies (when the topic is Disability, Difference and Desire in Italian Fiction and Film)
  • Legal Studies 159: Law and Sexuality
  • LD ARCH 140: Social and Psychological Factors in Open Space Design
  • LINGUIS 1A: American Sign Language I
  • LINGUIS 1B: American Sign Language II
  • LINGUIS 2A: American Sign Language 3
  • PACS 148AC: Social Movements, Urban Histories, and the Politics of Memory
  • PB HLTH 116: Seminar on Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine
  • Public Health 126 Health Economics and Public Policy
  • Public Health 130: Advanced Health Policy
  • PB HLTH 150D: Introduction to Health Policy and Management
  • PB HLTH 150E: Introduction to Community Health and Human Development
  • Public Health 226 Global Health Economics
  • Public Health 290 003: Health Issues Seminars: Bioethics from Nuremberg to Modern Times
  • Public Health 150E: Introduction to Community Health and Human Development
  • Public Health 222A: Health Care Technology Policy
  • PB HLTH 290 Health Issues Seminars
  • Public Policy 200: Introduction to Policy Analysis
  • Psychology 131: Developmental Psychopathology
  • SOC WEL 210C Aging Processes
  • SOC WEL 245: Direct Practice in Health Settings
  • SOC WEL 246: Direct Practice in Aging Settings
  • SOC WEL 275: Diversity-Sensitive and Competent Social Work
  • UGIS 112: Women and Disability
  • UGIS 113: Disability Studies in Practice
  • Sociology C115: Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • Social Welfare 250L: Human Sexuality

All upper-division courses used in satisfaction of the Minor Program must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of Public Health 116, which may be taken P/NP. The student must achieve at least a C average (2.0) in the upper-division courses offered in satisfaction of a Minor Program. Linguistics 1A, 1B, and 2A are lower-division courses which may be used for the minor.