Center on Disability Studies

Coursework in Disability and Diversity Studies

Coursework in Disability and Diversity Studies

The Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii offers both undergraduate and graduate coursework in Disability and Diversity Studies (DIS). We also offer a 15-credit, interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies. All courses are offered entirely online. Most courses are asynchronous, where students complete all work independently via an online learning management platform, but some courses are synchronous, where students also meet live with the instructor via an online conferencing program. Asynchronous-only options are often available for students whose local time zone prohibits their participation in synchronous courses.  

Our courses are designed to approach disability from a diversity perspective. This means that disability is viewed as a natural part of a diverse society made up of many kinds of people with many kinds of human characteristics. Our courses will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and insights necessary to understand and navigate disability issues in modern society.

Note for Out-of-State and International Students

All of our courses are offered both as regular Day-School courses and as Extension courses. Out-of-State and International students should check out our FAQ page for registration options.