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CDS Offers Course in Disability History and Culture

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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.

Course Goals

  • 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 (