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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Disability Studies Minor

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The Disability Studies Minor provides students with a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary body of knowledge and skills geared toward the exploration of the meaning and impact of disability across time, place, and group. As a field akin to Women’s and Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies, Disability Studies sees individuals with disabilities as a valuable and integral part of the human community, and it examines the ways in which understandings of disability shape the fundamental aspects of our lives, relationships, and societies. In addition, the program raises awareness of disability issues, knowledge of disability rights and laws, and best practices towards creative toward inclusive and accessible environments and communities. The knowledge and skills gained will prepare students for disability-related careers and advanced study in disability studies, and will enhance and deepen their understanding of the multicultural fabric of contemporary society.

18 crs.

Core Requirements (6 crs.)

To complete the Disability Studies minor, students will take the two core courses (DS 100  and DS 400 ) and four of the approved electives. Elective coursework must represent at least two academic disciplines (defined by course prefix). At least six credits of the minor coursework must be at the 300 or 400 level. At least 50% of the courses for the minor must be taken at Shippensburg University.

Approved Electives (12 crs.)

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