Disability and Human Development (DHD)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
DHD 176 Disability in American Film 3 hours. Examines images of disability in popular and documentary film. It is primarily intended to develop interpretations of disability as a meaning-making device in visual media. Creative Arts, and US Society course.
DHD 401 Foundations of Disability and Human Development 3 hours. A critical review of key concepts and issues in disability. Students will develop a framework for understanding disability as a multi-level entity, including the impact of disability at personal, social, and societal levels. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the M.S. in Disability and Human Development program or consent of the instructor. 
DHD 440 Introduction to Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice 3 hours. Principles and exemplary practice of assistive technology used by individuals with disabilities, including augmentative communication, seating, mobility, computer access, environmental control, home modifications, and worksite modifications.  Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.  Recommended background:  Undergraduate enrolled in health sciences, education, or engineering and working professionals seeking to develop assistive technology as an area of concentration.
DHD 441 Adaptive Equipment Design and Fabrication 3 hours. Examination of the interaction between design and disability, through comparison of appropriate design theories, materials, and work on consumer-based issues.  Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; or DHD 440 and consent of the instructor.  Recommended background:  Undergraduates enrolled in health sciences, education, or engineering, or working professionals seeking to develop assistive technology as an area of concentration.
DHD 444 Assistive Technology for Literacy, Learning, and Participation in Pre-K through High School 3 hours. Use of communication systems, computers, adapted equipment and strategies to foster participation and inclusion of students in grades preschool through high school. Same as SPED 444.
DHD 445 Topics in Disability Studies 3 OR 4 hours. This course will focus on topics structured around particular aspects of Disability Studies and its practical, cultural, and theoretical implications.   Same as ENGL 445.  3 undergraduate hours.  4 graduate hours.  May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 361 or ENGL 362 or ENGL 363 or ENGL 364; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
DHD 460 Fundamentals of Behavior Analysis 3 hours. Introduction to the principles, concepts, and applications of behavioral principles. Content includes philosophic origins, historic and current practices of experimental and applied behavior analysis. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in DHD 401 or the equivalent. 
DHD 464 Survey of Developmental Disabilities 3 hours. Survey of the developmental disabilities field, including basic definitions, history of DD services, relevant public policies and legislation, service delivery systems, and research. Same as CHSC 464. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. 
DHD 494 Special Topics in Disability and Human Development 1 TO 4 hours. Systematic study of selected topics in disability and human development. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.