DIS 383: Disability History and Culture: From Homer to Hip Hop
Spring 2015 (Jan. 12-May 15, 2015)
From the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Overview to the history of disability from a disability studies perspective, a multidisciplinary and global approach to studying disability perspectives, focused on personal and collective responses to difference(s) based on disability.
- Learn how a broad range of societies have treated people with disabilities.
- Read & discuss policies, perceptions, living conditions, and roles of persons with disabilities historically, individually and collectively.
- Address ideas of impairment; politics and legislation; diversity, advocacy, and education.
- Historical perspectives will provide insight into current perceptions of disability issues.
- Skills to be developed include critical thinking;
- Organizing and conveying information in writing and orally.
Who should take this course?
Upper division undergraduate students in history & all other disciplines, e.g.: art, ethnic studies, psychology, political science, interdisciplinary studies, education, public policy, communications, American studies, special education, health sciences, sociology, architecture, & social work.
Registration Information (NOTE: This course is offered only via Outreach College):
(CRN: 3098): The course is listed at: Spring 2015 Extension Class Availability (https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=MAN&t=201533)