AMST 0476

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 IGST 0476. 3 hrs. sem.
American Studies
Program in American Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
IGST 0476 *
INTL 0476


Fall 2009

AMST0476A-F09 Seminar