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Disability and Diversity Studies (DIS)

College of Education

DIS 380 Disability and Diversity (3) Focuses on disability as a category of diversity and identity, as well as diversity within disability. Different strategies used to increase the freedom or liberty of people with disabilities are critically examined. A-F only.

DIS 382 Creating Accessible Futures (3) Focuses on creating accessible technology and instructional media, developing long-term resources, advancing accessible social interaction between students and students with instructors, and using case studies as examples of good practices. A-F only.

DIS 383 Disability History and Culture: From Homer to Hip Hop (3) How have people over many centuries, and from broad geographical perspectives perceived and treated individuals with disabilities? An overview of the history of the conditions in which people with disabilities lived. A-F only.

DIS 606 Introduction to Research in Curriculum and Teaching (3) Classroom-based research covers the fundamentals of qualitative, quantitative, Action Research, mixed methods, and Curriculum Based Assessment. Exploratory, explanatory, and confirmatory research will be highlighted culminating in an outline for Plan B/Thesis proposal. (Cross-listed as EDCS 606)

DIS 671 Basics of Applied Behavior Analysis (3) Focuses on the definitions and characteristics of applied behavior analysis and the concepts, principles, and processes. Concepts related to ethics and behavior change procedures will also be introduced. A-F only.

DIS 673 Ethics and Professional Conduct (3) Focuses on content on the Behavior Analysis Certification Board's code for ethical conduct as well as advanced concepts, principles, and processes of applied behavior analysis. A-F only.

DIS 678 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (V) Supervised field experience in applied behavior analysis. The format is a combination of fieldwork and seminar meetings. Repeatable four times or up to 15 credits. A-F only.

DIS 681 Multicultural Issues in Disabilities (3) Provide background and understanding of various Pacific Rim cultural issues in the conceptualization and treatment of individuals with disabilities and their families. A-F only.

DIS 682 Special Topics in Disability and Diversity Studies (V) Explores disability and diversity across time to gain an understanding and context of issues such as difference, culture, identity, community, privilege, and oppression and how the past affects the present and future. Repeatable two times. A-F only.

DIS 683 Interdisciplinary Disability and Diversity Issues (3) Develop understanding of current issues faced by individuals with disabilities and their families within the disability paradigm and across cultures.

DIS 684 Interdisciplinary Team Development (3) Develop knowledge and skills to participate effectively on interdisciplinary teams for the common goal of promoting service integration and coordination of education, social, health, mental health, and other services with individuals with disabilities and their families. A-F only.

DIS 685 Interdisciplinary Assessment (3) Assessment methods and techniques to instructional research-based practices and supports across disciplines, cultures and PK-12 that address barriers to learning for all students with the context of the Comprehensive Student Support System (CSSS). A-F only.

DIS 686 Advanced Interdisciplinary Assessment (3) Assessment methods and techniques to instructional research-based practices and supports across disciplines, cultures and PK-12 that address barriers to learning for all students with the context of the Comprehensive Student Support System (CSSS). A-F only.

DIS 687 Seminar on Disability Issues (3) In-depth explorations of current and compelling interdisciplinary topics related to advancing the social, political, educational, and economic integration of individuals with disabilities of all ages. A-F only.

DIS 688 Portfolio/Field Work (3) Interdisciplinary community experience and portfolio in disability and diversity studies. Repeatable three times. A-F only.

DIS 699 Directed Reading and/or Research (V) Directed reading and/or research. Repeatable three times. A-F only. Pre: consent.

DIS 780 Mixed Methods Research Design (3) Mixed methods research is designed for PhD and masters students in education and social sciences considering combining qualitative and quantitative research. Covers philosophical and practical implications culminating in a mixed methods dissertation/thesis proposal. Repeatable one time. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as EDCS 780 and LTEC 780)