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Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

The University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)
Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Now Offering An Online Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

 The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) is now offering a 4-course online Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies http://ccids.umaine.edu/interedu/graduate-certificate/. The certificate program is a progressive 12-credit graduate-level curriculum in which students from a variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds can study with students and professionals from other fields to acquire specialized knowledge in disability theory, policy and research.

Four online asynchronous courses examine disability theory, policy, and practices that address disability needs, rights and interventions. The program is open to students who have obtained a baccalaureate degree, including those who seek only the certificate; students who want to study in one or more of the courses without seeking the certificate; and students currently matriculated in masters and doctoral programs.

Students complete the following four 3-credit courses to obtain the Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies:

DIS 500 – Contemporary Disability Theory (offered Summer 2013 and Fall 2013)
Class number: 3408
Dates: 6/3/2013- 7/5/2013
Instructor: Stephen F. Gilson
Location: Web/Online
Credits: 3
This online course is being offered through the University of Maine Continuing & Distance Education unit.
Registration information is available here.

Class number: 1176
Dates: 9/3/2013- 12/13/2013
Instructor: Elizabeth DePoy
Location: Web/Online
Credits: 3
This online course is being offered through the University of Maine Continuing & Distance Education unit.
Registration information is available here.

DIS 520 – Disability: Advanced Interaction of Human Diversity and Global Environments
(Spring 2014)

DIS 530 – Disability Policy (offered Summer 2013)
Class number: 1050
Dates: 5/13/2013 – 5/31/2013
Instructor: Stephen F. Gilson
Location: Web/Online
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: None
This online course is being offered through the University of Maine Continuing & Distance Education unit.
Registration information is available here.

DIS 550 – Research Seminar in Disability Studies (2 sections offered Summer 2013)
Class number: 1075
Dates: 6/3/2013 – 7/5/2013
Instructor: Elizabeth DePoy
Location: Web/Online
Credits: 3
Departmental Consent required
This online course is being offered through the University of Maine Continuing & Distance Education unit.
Registration information is available here.

Class number: 1076
Dates: 7/8/2013 – 8/9/2013
Instructor: Elizabeth DePoy
Location: Web/Online
Credits: 3
Departmental Consent required
This online course is being offered through the University of Maine Continuing & Distance Education unit.
Registration information is available here.

For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies, please visit the website: http://ccids.umaine.edu/interedu/graduate-certificate/ or contact Stephen F. Gilson, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator and Professor of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies at 207.581.1263 (v) or email: stephen.gilson@umit.maine.edu.

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