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About EDSP 274 OL1

Focus on theoretical questions of how societies understand disability and its consequences for social justice, by examining the multiple determinants of the societal construction of disability. Prerequisite: One of the following: EDSP 117, CSD 101, ASL 195, Graduate standing, or by Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CSD 274.


Degree students w/ Jr or Sr standing; Graduate students w/ perm from Grad College; Open to Continuing Education and Degree students; Synchronous Online course; Cross listed with CSD 274 A; Total combined enrollment is 25

Section Description

Students enrolled in this course will use readings, lectures, films, writing, group discussions, and research and/or service learning in the community to examine the social and cultural experience of disability in different times and cultures. As an introduction to Disability Studies, topics covered will include: • The influence of cultural beliefs relating to disability on individuals, families, disability law, and social policy in the United States and other countries; • Responses to disability reflected in first person narratives, media, academic and professional discourse and practice, film, art and literature; • Examining disability across the lifespan. Implications for education, health care and social services;The role of different self-help and social change movements in the broader disability rights movement; and • The historical and cultural foundations of disability-related policies and practices in education, health care, and community development.

Section Expectation

Required readings and active classroom discussions are essential to this course.


Class Participation= 20% Reading/Lecture Logs= 30% Group Project on Disability Narratives= 20% Final Project= 30%

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