The disability studies minor is earned through an interdisciplinary series of courses whose goal is to introduce students to the social, cultural, and institutional systems that shape—or “construct”—ideas of disability, and how these systems in turn impact the lives of disabled people. This minor also provides students with the skills to understand disability as one dimension of social diversity.
Academic Policies and Requirements for Minors:
Fifty percent of the minor courses must be taken at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Several upper-level survey and special topics courses may also count towards the minor if their content in the given semester is based on topics related to disability. These courses may be cross-listed with IDS 352. Please consult the Disability Studies program director to see about anticipated future course offerings in these and other fields.