When you pursue a disability studies minor, you focus on disability as a social and political phenomenon and explore how disability is defined and represented.
Learning Useful Pursuits
Disability is a constant, pervasive, and often misunderstood element of human existence, and virtually everyone will have a disability at some point due to an accident, disease or old age. The courses you choose for this program balance theoretical exploration with practical application, helping you understand disability history, cultural representation, social justice and civil rights issues, policy concerns, and current ethical debates.
At Truman, students study everything and discover the fascinating ways different areas of study are connected. Disability Studies is one of several interdisciplinary studies minors available for you to explore the new possibilities that open up when two or more fields overlap. Our interdisciplinary studies major even allows you to custom-design your own field of study.
Disability Studies Minor Committee
For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:
- Chair: Jen Hurst (Health & Exercise Sciences)
- Charles Comstock
- Judy Johnson (Communication Disorders)
- Julie Lochbaum (Education)
- Teak Nelson (Nursing)
- Andrea Richards (Communication Disorders)
- Linda Seidel (English & Linguistics)
- Amanda Starks (Health & Exercise Science)
February 24, 2020
Dr. James Bailey, professor of economics at Providence College in Rhode Island, will be the featured speaker. He earned his Ph.D. from Temple University and specializes in health care economics, health insurance, labor economics, entrepreneurship and regulation.
February 24, 2020
For more than a year, the University has worked with SME, a creative agency branding firm, to help refresh Truman's brand. The logo and many of the branding elements for the University have gone largely unchanged for more than 20 years.