Description: This course explores the intersections between culture and disability, in the United States and internationally. We explore the personal, social, political, and economic experiences of persons with disabilities around the world including the intersections between disability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and economic class. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were nearly 50 million persons in the United States with disabilities in 2000, and the World Health organization (WHO) estimates a global population of persons with disabilities around 600 million. Through the exploration of historical events and literature from anthropology, disability studies, Deaf studies and related fields, this course will help you to identify, evaluate, respond to, and develop understandings of critical and essential questions related to the culture of disability and the experiences of people with disabilities. Cross-listed with DIS 283. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2022
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Effective Writing