Cost: $100

This 0.5 credit hour course will provide students with essential information about disability discrimination, workplace design to allow any ability employees to succeed in their jobs, biases and misperceptions associated with disabilities, workplace adjustments for employees on the high and low spectrum of abilities, emerging challenges associated with mental disabilities and disorders. Activities in the course will allow students to experience the challenges for employees with various abilities. Further, students will become aware of best practices in providing opportunities for all employees.

Course Objectives

  1. Define prejudice and stereotyping.
    Recognize the role of prejudice in forming judgement.
    Recognize the role of prejudice and stereotype in engaging in behaviors.
    Outline the legal definition of persons with disability and types of disabilities.
    Differentiate stereotypes from realities about persons with disabilities.
    Recognize barriers to career success for persons with disabilities.
    Identify best practices in providing opportunities for all employees regardless of disabilities.

Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend a minimum of 22.5 hours over the length of the course for course related activities.


Gergana (Gery) Markova, Ph.D.

Bio: Gery earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Management for the University of Central Florida in 2006.
Research: Workplace deviance, employee well-being, and HR practices for small business.
Sample Publications: She has published research in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Journal of Social Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Management Research, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, International Journal of Business Research and Management, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, and International Journal of Strategic Management.