2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CINTD 3550 Disability Studies - An Interdisciplinary Course

This interdisciplinary course will encourage students to critically view representations of disability in art, literature and popular culture from a social justice lens. Through discussions, readings, viewings, and participation in community spaces/events, this course will introduce students to Disability Studies. We will examine the lived experiences of children and adults who have disabilities, and their families, from the disability rights movement to current economic and educational inequalities. Students will come away with an understanding of how disability and disabled people are omnipresent in our society, classrooms, places of work, and communities, and come to view disability as part of the natural human experience within a global culture. This course supports clinical practitioners, pre-service educators, sociology and psychology majors and artists.