Middlebury

FYSE1356A-F14

Disability/Difference/Society

Disability, Difference, and Society
In this seminar we explore the varied and evolving meanings of disability—as condition, lived experience, and analytical framework—and the contexts that shape these meanings. Dominant issues, including representation, education, employment, bioethics, institutions, community, and policies and rights, will serve as our touchstones for research, analysis, and learning. We will pay rigorous attention to the links between disability and other significant social categories, such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation and identification, and age. While the United States is highlighted in this class, transnational and global components will figure significantly as well. Course materials and assignments offer different disciplinary approaches and writing styles, fostering both individual and collective work. Films, on line exhibits, music, advertising, popular media, and the material world reflect the wide range of sources on which this course draws.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92529
Subject Code:
FYSE
Course Number:
1356
Section Identifier:
A

Course

FYSE 1356

All Sections in Fall 2014

Fall 2014

FYSE1356A-F14 Seminar (Burch)