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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DSAB 626 - Disability Law and Policy (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
This course examines how the federal government treats discrimination against persons with disabilities in three areas: public life (public accommodations, such as transportation and housing), education, and private life in terms of employment. Divided into three parts, the course first examines the origins of the disability rights movement and the ways this movement contributed to the drafting of these anti-discrimination disability laws. Second, it reviews the statutes themselves-Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as how federal courts have interpreted them. The course will also analyze how these laws are enforced. It will pay special attention to how these laws compose a public policy. Finally, the course concludes by reviewing how the ADA has influenced the United Nations which recently passed its own disability rights laws.