Minor in Applied Adult Disability Studies

The minor in Applied Adult Disabilities Studies provides relevant foundational knowledge useful for students preparing to work in the health, education, social science, and communications fields. Students are afforded an opportunity to apply their understanding of adult disability culture to their major focus of study. All students will engage in a service learning experience to deepen their awareness of issues related to adults with disabilities.

The minor in Applied Adult Disability Studies requires the completion of 18 units. All required courses must be completed with a GPA of 2.00 or higher. Students must satisfy the relevant prerequisites for individual required courses.

Required Courses (12 Units)
AADS 205INTRODUCTION TO DISABLING CONDITIONS3
AADS 305HISTORY OF DISABILITY3
AADS 310UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY THROUGH MASS MEDIA3
AHLT 313CLINICAL PROGRAM PLAN & EVALUATION3
Service Learning Course (3 Units)
Select one of the following: 3
INDIVIDUALS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
EMPLOYMENT AND DISABILITY
Elective (3 Units) 1
Select one of the following: 3
EMPLOYMENT AND DISABILITY
MANAGEMENT FOR THE ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ALLIED HEALTH
FAMILY RESOURCES
FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
PHYSICAL HEALTH AND AGING
SERVICES AND HOUSING FOR THE LONG-TERM CARE CONSUMER
MENTAL HEALTH, STRESS MANAGEMENT, AND CRISIS INTERVENTION
INDIVIDUALS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
INTRODUCTION TO THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP
SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS
1

Other electives may be accepted at the discretion of the program director.