Campus Notices

Feb 3 2023

New course! ASP 452 Media Portrayals of Disability

Sign up for Spring! 

 ASP/COM 452/552 Media Portrayals of disabilityCollage of several images of media portraying disabilities

You need many abilities to live independently, and each of those abilities varies—that’s normal. Life happens! Everyone experiences chronic, temporary, or situational limitations of abilities— but we have a right to live our lives as independently as possible.

Disability is just part of a whole identity, but often media portrays it in one-dimensional ways -- or worse, in distorted ways.  Come discuss common misconceptions and exclusions found in games, commercials, dramas, and the news.

This course is cross-listed with the Communications Department. 

This 4-credit course is online with synchronous meetings Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:20 PM —either join the conversation or watch the recording.


Already have a bachelor's? Sign up for the graduate level ASP 552. 

Interested in the ASP minor or certificate? Apply at under Prospective Students.

Or contact Dr. Naomi Jeffery Petersen at 

She will help you find a path to align your interests and options.