Disability Studies

Requirements

Core Courses (2 Courses):

  • A. UGIS 110: Introduction to Disability Studies (offered in F 21)
  • B. English 175: Literature and Disability (offered in F 21)  OR Anthropology 189: Special Topics/Cultural Anthropology: Disability, Ethnography and Design (offered in F 21), OR  English 180A: Disability Memoir OR City and Regional Planning 120: Community Planning and Public Policy for Disability OR ESPM 149: Bodies, Difference, and the Environment, OR ESPM 150:  Special Topics: Bodies, Difference, and the Environment. These courses may also be used for electives.

Core Courses offered in Spring 2022(each may also be used as an elective)

  • ENGLISH 175: Literature and Disability: Helen Keller and Her Cultural Legacies, taught by Lucy Sirianni  (MWF 10-10:59 AM)
  •  ANTH 115 01 Introduction to Medical Anthropology, by Karen Nakamura  (T Th 9:30-10:59) –core course for this semester only
  • UGIS 112 001 Women and Disability (TH 5-7:59 pm), Anne Finger – core course for this semester only

Approved Electives

ANTH 115 01 Introduction to Medical Anthropology (T Th 9:30-10:59)
ART 118 001-STD 001 Advanced Drawing: Remixing the Figure (M-W 9-10:59)
CHICANO 176 001 Chicanos and Health Care (MWF 11-11:59)
CYPLAN 117AC 001 – LEC 001 Urban and Community Health (M 4-6:59 pm)
EDUC 188F 001-LEC 001 Language, Race, and Power in Education (T Th 11-12:29)
ENGLISH 175: Literature and Disability: Helen Keller and Her Cultural Legacies, taught by Lucy Sirianni (MWF 10-10:59 AM)
ETHSTD 103C 001 – SEM 001 Proseminar: Deconstructing Race-Based Medicine and Health Inequities (M W 5-6:29)
GWS 111 001 – LEC 001 Reproduction, Migration, Death and Climate in a Low Fertility World (T Th 5-6:30)
GWS C180Y 001 – LEC 001 Gender, Sex and Power (T Th 11-12:29)
HISTART 190D 001 – LEC 001 15th-16th Century: Warburg’s Archives in Berkeley: New Perspectives on Renaissance and Baroque Art (T Th 12:30-2)
HUM 196-001 Mentored Research: Remembering Eugenics at Berkeley and in California (Th 3:30-6:29 PM)
LEGALST 154 001 – LEC 001 Human Rights, Research and Practice (T Th 2-3:29)
LEGALST 159 001-Lect 001 Law & Sexuality (T Th 2-3:30)
LINGUIS 1B 001 American Sign Language II  (T Th 8-9:59)
LINGUIS 1B 002 American Sign Language II (T Th 12-1:59)
MEDIAST 190 001 – LEC 001 Beauty, Gender and Race in Global Popular Culture (MW 12-1:59)
PBHLTH 116 001 – LEC 001 Seminar on Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine (M 4-5:59)
PBHLTH 126 001 – LEC 001 Health Economics and Public Policy (T Th 8-9:29)
PBHLTH 150E 001 – LEC 001 Introduction to Community Health and Human Development (M 4-6:59)
PBHLTH C160 001 – LEC 001 Environmental Health and Development (T Th 9:30-10:59)
SOCIOL C115 001 – LEC 001 Sociology of Health and Medicine (T Th 12:30-1:59)
UGIS 112 001 Women and Disability (TH 5-7:59 pm)

AFRICAM 159 001-LEC 001 Special Topics in African American Literature: Clifton, Jordan, and Lorde MW 2-3:59 (check with instructor, Chiyuma Elliott, about whether you can focus some on Lorde and or Jordan’s writings on disability, illness, and health)
AMERSTD 102 001 – LEC 001 Let There Be Light: UC Berkeley in American History and Culture (if instructor agrees you can do research on the disability movement or other aspects of disability at UCB)
ANTH 189 001 Special Topics in Social/Cultura
EDUC W141 001 – WBL 001 Exploring Digital Pedagogy (check with instructors, Glynda Hull and Sophia Sobko, about possibility of studying disability access issues in this class)
GLOBAL 172 001 UN Unplugged (check with instructor, Peter A. Bartu, about whether you can do work on the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons)
GWS 101 001 – LEC 001 Doing Feminist Research (check with instructor, Mel Y. Chen, to see if you will be able to pursue a disability emphasis in this course)
HISTORY C139C 001 – LEC 001 Civil Rights and Social Movements in U.S. History (check with instructor, Waldo Martin, about possibility of studying the disability movement in this course)
HISTORY 182A 001 – LEC 001 Science, Technology, and Society (check with instructor, Hannah Zeavin, about possibility of disability analysis in this course) T Th 2-3:29 PM
SOCIOL 115G 001 – LEC 001 Health in A Global Society
SOCIOL 124 001 – LEC 001 Sociology of Poverty
THEATER 114 001 – SES 001 Performing the 1960s (check with instructor, Peter Glazer, about possibility of work on disability in this course)
THEATER 119 001 – LEC 001 Queer Performance Theory (check with instructor, Roshanak Kheshti, about possible work on queer/crip theory in this course)

These courses meet DS minor elective requirements

GWS 130AC- Gender, Race, Nation, Health
ART 118- Advance Drawing: Remixing the Figure
EALANG 160- Neurodiversity in Literature
GEOG 170 – Walkers in the City: Landscape, Mobility, and Everyday Life
ANTHRO 189 – 001 – Racial Profiling and Cultural Competency in the Time of Pandemics
HISTART 182 -001 – Photography in the 20th Century: Sex, Race, and Medicine

These Courses MAY Meet DS Minor Elective Requirements

(with approval of minor directors after more information)
ENG 80K – Children’s Literature
COMLIT W60AC – Boroughs and Barrios: Moving in and through NYC and Los Angeles

These courses meet DS minor elective requirements

ANTHRO 196 004: Mental Health in Conflict Zones: The Politics of Trauma on
the Border of Israel and Gaza
ART 118: Advanced Drawing: Remixing the Figure
ASAMST 143AC: Asian American Health
CYPLAN 117AC: Urban & Community Health
CYPLAN 218: Transportation Planning Studio
EN 166 03—Special Topics: Race, Social Class, Writing, and Difference
ETHST 190AC: Inside and Beyond Walls: Migra, Masses and the Cultural State
GLOBAL 173: International Human Rights
GWS 129: Bodies and Boundaries
GWS 133AC:  Women, Men, and Other Animals: Human Animality in American Cultures
LDARCH 140: Social and Psychological Factors in Open Space Design
LGBT 100: Trans Study
LEGALST 137:  Comparative Equality Law
LINGUIS 1A/001, 002: American Sign Language I
MEDIAST 190-02: Special Topics: Beauty, Intersectionality, and Globalization
PB HLTH 116: Seminar on Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine
SOCIOL 113AC: Sociology of Education
SOCIOL 137AC 001: Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Equity, and the Environment

These courses MAY meet DS minor elective requirements
(with approval of minor directors after more information)

*AFRICAM C133A What is the Role of Race in Urban Schools?
(AFRICAM 159 Writing About the Climate Crisis: An Intersectional, Multi-genre Writing and Study Workshop
*ASAMST 125 Contemporary Issues of Southeast Asian Refugees in the US
*CYPLAN 190 Advanced Topics: Restorative Justice in Urban Studies, Storytelling for Racial Healing & Justice
*HISTART 192 Aby Warburg’s Early Modernity
*HIST 100D Disease, Health, and Medicine in American History
*History 125B African American History and Race Relations: 1816-2016
*LegalSt 160 Punishment, Culture, and Society
*LegalSt 162AC Restorative Justice
*PB HLTH 196 007: Seeing People: Understanding Homeless’s Roots
*Sociol 124 Sociology of Poverty

  • 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
  • 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 131: Gender and Science
  • 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: Community Planning and Public Policy for DisabilityAging 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

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