Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

SWK 105 Introduction to Disability Studies(RLA)

3 hours. An introduction to the emerging, multidisciplinary field of disability. The course will cover the social construction of disabilities, which is distinct from a medical model of disabilities. Included are definitions, early history of disabilities, the disability rights movements, eugenics, policy that impacts people with disabilities, legal issues, self-advocacy, and disability culture.