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Course Notation Information
Academic Foundations 003
Africana Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History 080, 081, 082, 083, 085
Arts & Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Creative Writing 200
Data Science 219
Economics 220
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
English 350, 352
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience/Geology 460
Global Politics 487
Health and Society 502
Health Information Management 504
History 510, 512
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Journalism 086
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latina/o Studies 597
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Translation and Interpreting Studies 942
Urban Education 300
Major in Urban Secondary Education (302)
Major in ESL and Bilingual Urban Education (303)
Minor in Foundations of Urban Education (301)
Minor in Disability Studies (304)
Post-Baccalaureate Programs
Minor in Youth Development & Juvenile Justice
Video Production 089
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Writing 989
Youth Development & Juvenile Justice 985
Administration and Faculty
Opportunities with New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
School of Criminal Justice
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Academic Foundations Center
Honors College
Honors Living-Learning Community
Academic Policies and Procedures
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Academic Programs and Courses Urban Education 300 Minor in Disability Studies (304)  

Minor in Disability Studies (304)

Disability Studies 304
A minor in disability studies will significantly support your academic and career aspirations.  We are the first program of its kind at Rutgers University and one of only a few in the nation. Disability Studies is a field for and by people with disabilities.  Students in the minor understand disability and impairment as an essential component of the human experience, troubling outcome of power, an important feature of coalition, building a position shaped by ongoing intersections with age, race, gender, ethnicity, language, immigration, nationality, class, and social power. Disability is an important lens for understanding and a means to create spaces and communities that serve all people equitably, not just the disabled, deaf, neurodivergent, impaired or chronically ill. Many of our courses count toward the required General Education Curriculum. You can explore the course and career options below or contact

Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)
There are two required courses for the minor:
  • Disability Studies (3 credits, 21:300:306/21:988:306)*
  • Inclusive and Social Justice Pedagogies (3 credits, 21:300:230)* or Educational Planning for Dually Exceptional Students (3 credits, 21:300:298)*

Elective Courses (12 credits)
The remaining credits for the minor can be completed by selecting any of the following courses for your program of study. Students must complete 18 total credits to graduate with the minor, in consultation with the minor advisor.

  • History of Newark (3 credits, 21:512:203)
  • Urban Sociology (3 credits, 21:920:321)
  • Inequality (3 credits, 21:920:324)
Social Work
  • Human Diversity (3 credits, 21:910:345)*
Urban Education
  • History of African American Education (3 credits, 21:300:180/21:014:180)*
  • Radical Teaching: Voices of Youth Truth (3 credits, 21:300:190)
  • Social Foundations in Urban Education (3 credits, 21:300:292)
  • Educational Planning for Dually Exceptional Students (3 credits, 21:300:298)*
  • Health Disparities: Impact on Urban Communities (3 credits, 21:300:301)
  • Decarcerating Disability and Education (3 credits, 21:300:305)
  • Education and Social Change Among the Black Diaspora (3 credits, 21:300:358/21:014:364)*
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 credits, 21:300:490)
  • Language and Culture (3 credits, 21:300:491)
*Course satisfies a general education requirement
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