What will I study in the CAS?

As a graduate student pursuing the CAS, you will have program of study that matches your own interests with current activities of faculty and associates. Through course work, independent studies, thesis or dissertation research, or internships at the School of Education’s disability centers and institutes, you will examine a range of issues confronting people with disabilities, including the cultural representations of disability, deinstitutionalization and community integration, assistive technology and accessible web design, current trends and controversies, advocacy and self-advocacy, the sociology of disability, race and disability, community and family support services, media images of disability, gender and disability, disability in higher education, and disability law and policy. In addition, you will be exposed to social, historical, and philosophical perspectives as well as strategies for policy analysis, program evaluation, and community education. Depending on your interests and program of study, you will be encouraged to take courses both in the School of Education and other schools at Syracuse University, including the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the College of Law, and the School of Social Work.