Disability Studies Minor

Study Across Disciplines

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 deeply misunderstood element of human existence, and virtually everyone will have a disability at some point due to an accident, disease or old age. People with disabilities throughout the world remain disenfranchised, segregated and oppressed.

Your systematic study of the world through the lens of this minor will address this injustice. 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.

Pursue Further

At Truman, students study everything and discover the fascinating ways different areas of study are connected. Disability Studies is one of seventeen 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:


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