Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Disability Studies

Minor(s)

Disability Studies

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

Administration of the program

Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Disability Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor. The administrator of the program must approve the course of study for each student who wishes to complete a Disability Studies minor.

The minor includes DAS 100, plus at least 15 hours of additional course work for a total of at least 18 hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in all courses counted toward the minor. It is recommended that DAS 100 be taken prior to undertaking all other courses included as options in the Disability Studies minor.

A student cannot take more than six hours in a particular discipline to complete the minor; exceptions must have the permission of the Administrator. A student can petition to apply a variable content/special topics course to the minor, with the approval of the Administrator. Such variable content/special topics courses might include: ANT 330(1-3); HST 397(1-3) or HST 597(1-3); or REL 397(1-3).

  1. DAS 100(3) required; DAS 397(1-3) repeatable to 6 hours and DAS 497(1-3) repeatable to 6 hours. Must take an additional 3 hours and may take up to 9 hours total including DAS 100 with no more than 6 hours total from either DAS 397 or DAS 497 courses.
  2. Complete 9-12 hours from the following areas with at least 3 hours from 3 of the 4 areas with no more than 6 hours from each discipline (course code):
    1. Arts and Letters:  ART 366(3), ART 401(3), COM 360(3), COM 507(3), ENG 287(3)*, ENG 563(3), THE 506(3), THE 515(3)
    2. Humanities and Public Affairs: ANT 365(3), SOC 420(3)
    3. Health and Human Services and Natural and Applied Sciences: CSD 330(3), CSD 331(3), CSD 380(3); GER 320 or PSY 354(3); KIN 130(1), KIN 468(3), PLN 505(3), REC 205(3), SWK 219(3)
    4. Business and Education:  BUS 307(3), CFD 305(3), CFD 353(3), EDC 345(3), RDG 560(3), SPE 507(3), SPE 560(3)

      *when applicable
  3. Attain a minimum GPA of 2.50 in all courses counted toward the minor.