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IGST0476

Disability in a Global Context

Disability in a Global Context
Approximately 650 million people currently live with a disability, making this population the largest minority in the world. In this seminar we will explore the meaning of disability (as a condition) as well as the lived experience of people with disabilities in global, continental, and national contexts. Using an integrated perspective that applies knowledge about disability from diverse disciplines and methodologies, we will assess core models of disability: social, medical, linguistic, historical, political, institutional, educational, technological, attitudinal, and economic. Using the term disability within an analytical framework, we will examine the meaning of such fundamental concepts as identity, community, citizenship, and "normalcy." (Approval required) This course is equivalent to AMST 0476. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
International & Global Studies
Department:
International & Global Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

IGST0476A-S15 Seminar