2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
    Apr 24, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

School for Cultural & Social Transformation


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Mailing Address: Business Classroom Building 308, 1635 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-5206

Dean: Kathryn Bond Stockton, PhD
Director of Ethnic Studies: Edmund Fong, PhD
Director of Gender Studies: Susie Porter, PhD

Degrees

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Divisions

Division of Ethnic Studies
Division of Gender Studies

Disability Studies Program

 

Division of Ethnic Studies

School for Cultural & Social Transformation
Address: Business Classroom Building 308
Phone: 801-581-5206
Fax: 801-581-8437
Email: ethnic.studies@umail.utah.edu
Website: transform.utah.edu/ethnic-studies/

Director: Edmond Fong

The Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Utah provides students with methodological and epistemological tools to study the histories, languages, identities, politics, and cultures of racialized, transnational, and indigenous populations in the U.S. We focus on critical examinations of social categories such as indigeneity, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and nation. We explore these issues with comparative, relational, and interdisciplinary frameworks in order to interrogate historical and contemporary questions of power, privilege, and inequity. The faculty in the Ethnic Studies Program engages in empirical and theoretical research, student centered teaching, and creative collaborations that promote social justice and challenge existing knowledge paradigms.

Undergraduate Program

Please see the Ethnic Studies B.A., B.S., H.B.A, H.B.S. or the minors in Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Asian Pacific Islander Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and Native American Studies listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Graduation Requirements

There are additional graduation requirements. Please see the program pages for more information.

Division of Gender Studies

School for Cultural & Social Transformation

Address: 218 Building 44
Phone: 801-581-8094
Fax: 801-585-7387
Email: genderstudies@utah.edu
Website: transform.utah.edu/gender-studies/

Director: Susie Porter
Associate Director: Kim Hackford-Peer

Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on interactions of gender with race, class, sexual orientation, and nationality. In addition to its focus on the history and achievements of women, gender scholarship has inspired research and curricula that address men’s lives, masculinity, and the lives of people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The University of Utah Gender Studies Program offers a space for the study of a wide range of feminist thought and practices: theory and community-engaged learning; activism and professional development; lively debate and professional skill building. Pursue your passions!

Graduates work in various fields, including human services, law, social work, non-profit organizations, private business, the arts, health professions, and education. Those who pursue graduate degrees study in many disciplines, including English, Political Science, Social Work, Medicine, Sociology, Educational Administration, Law, Fine Arts, Anthropology, and Communication.

Undergraduate Program

Please see the Gender Studies B.A., B.S., H.B.A., H.B.S. or the Gender Studies Minor listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Graduation Requirements

There are additional graduation requirements. Please see the program page for more information.

 

Disability Studies Programa

School for Cultural & Social Transformation

Address: 218 Building 44
Phone: 801-581-8094
Fax: 801-585-7387
Website: transform.utah.edu/disability-studies/

Disability Studies examines the concept of disability as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon. In contrast to medical, clinical, or therapeutic perspectives on disability, Disability Studies focuses on how disability is defined and represented in society. It rejects the perception of disability as a problem that needs to be “fixed” or “cured.” From this perspective, disability is not a characteristic that exists in the person or a problem of the person. Instead, Disability Studies focuses on the social, cultural and political barriers that exist within society.

Disability Studies includes a diverse group of people. People who are deaf, blind, or use wheelchairs, learn at a slower pace than others, have chronic pain, or have atypical perceptions of the world, share in common society’s definition of them as disabled. Their commonality is how society views and treats them.

Undergraduate Program

Please see the Disability Studies Minor listed in the Program Offerings section.

Program and Course Offerings

Programs

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    Courses

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