Minor in Disability Studies

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Disability Studies is a rich inter-disciplinary field. Students who pursue the 25-credit minor will critically engage the place of disability and the value of disabled people within their home disciplines. This minor helps students build connections between theory and practice, emphasizing the history, culture, and contributions of people with disabilities. Students who complete the Disability Studies minor will be well suited to become leaders within their communities as well as change-makers in their fields.

Disability Studies is also an optional area of study for students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies major.

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Disability Studies Minor

Disability Studies is a rich inter-disciplinary field. Students who pursue the minor will critically engage the place of disability and the value of disabled people within their home disciplines. This minor helps students build connections between theory and practice, emphasizing the history, culture, and contributions of people with disabilities. Students who complete the Disability Studies minor will be well suited to become leaders within their communities as well as change-makers in their fields. 

Grade Requirements: this minor requires a a minimum grade >C- for all DSST courses and a combined GPA >2.

Required Courses
DSST 130BODIES, MINDS AND MOVIES 5
DSST 205DISABILITY AND PSYCHOLOGY5
DSST 310DISABILITY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY5
DSST 420HUMAN DIVERSITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS5
DSST 225DISABILITY HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES5
or DSST 445 DISABILITY AND ETHICS
Total Credits25

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