School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
- In person
- Kent Campus
The Disability Studies and Community Inclusion minor prepares students to be leaders in promoting greater inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life and across the lifespan. The minor enhances students' knowledge and skills by preparing them to understand and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); provide services to people with disabilities in a variety of settings; and understand: the nature of disabilities, the meaning of disability in society, social, political and health implications of disability, and the methods of accommodations that aid in making society more inclusive to those who live with disabilities.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
To declare this minor, students must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and earned a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State GPA. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this minor will be able to:
- Apply the principles of inclusion of people with disabilities in community contexts from legal, theoretical, and best-practice perspectives.
- Identify etiological, biological, psychological, and physiological aspects of various disabilities and characteristics of specific disabilities from a strengths-based approach.
- Design, implement, and evaluate accommodations for people with disabilities to be included in community contexts using a strengths-based approach.
- Fulfill organizational leadership roles to aid organizations.
|PSYC 21211||PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE (DIVD) (KSS)||3|
|or SOC 32570||INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD)|
|RPTM 26001||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY INCLUSION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES||3|
|RPTM 46001||PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF COMMUNITY INCLUSION||3|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following:||9|
|MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (DIVG)|
|ART EDUCATION: FOUNDATIONS AND CONCEPTS - SECONDARY (ELR)|
|ART EDUCATION: FIELD EXPERIENCE (ELR) (WIC)|
|CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM)|
|INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DIVG)|
|COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT|
|ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS)|
|DANCE AS AN ART FORM (DIVG) (KFA)|
|DANCE FOR CHILDREN|
|CRITICAL RHETORICAL STUDIES OF TEXTS IN CONTEXT|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN RHETORIC, COMPOSITION AND WRITING|
|EXERCISE LEADERSHIP FOR THE OLDER ADULT|
|PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (WIC)|
|INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)|
|FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN|
|ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION|
|INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM)|
|HEALTH CARE ETHICS|
|ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND PROCESS|
|ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY|
|PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE|
|INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN LEISURE SERVICES (DIVD)|
|UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES AND INEQUALITY|
|SOCIAL PROBLEMS (DIVG) (KSS)|
|INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY|
|SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE|
|INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD)|
|APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES|
|CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION NEEDS|
|CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION NEEDS|
|PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS|
|INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES (ELR) (WIC)|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||18|
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).