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

DSAB 601 - Psychosocial, Cultural and Political Aspects of Disability (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
This course is an introduction to the emerging multidisciplinary field of Disability Studies. Students will engage disability in a variety of sociopolitical and cultural contexts, including their own personal values and beliefs as they relate to disability and society. Students will be introduced to Disability Studies theory, vocabulary and the models that frame disability discourse. Students will examine Disability Studies as it emerged from the Disability Rights Movement, explore disability in art and literature, investigate and critique current systems of care as they relate to self-determination and inclusion, analyze the role of poverty and work, explore disability as it intersects with race and gender, and learn about disability in a global context.