DISABILITY HISTORY AND CULTURE: FROM HOMER TO HIP HOP

11/15/2012

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An online (asynchronous-access at your own time) 3 credit course

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Steven Brown, Associate Professor, Center on

Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Email: sebrown@hawaii.edu, Tel: 808-956-0996

 

       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

 

v  Learn how a broad range of societies have treated people with disabilities.

v  Read & discuss policies, perceptions, living conditions, and roles of persons with disabilities historically, individually and collectively.

v  Address ideas of impairment; politics and legislation; diversity, advocacy, and education.

v  Historical perspectives will provide insight into current perceptions of disability issues.

v  Skills to be developed include critical thinking;

v  Organizing and conveying information in writing and orally.

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

 

Upper division undergraduate students in history and other disciplines such as: art, ethnic studies, psychology, political science, interdisciplinary studies, education, public policy, communications, American studies, special education, health sciences, sociology, architecture, & social work, for some examples.

 

NOTE TO GRADUATE STUDENTS: If you are interested in taking this course as a graduate level course, please contact me directly at: sebrown@hawaii.edu

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

(1) UH Manoa students: Course is listed on " CRN: 87253 at: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.class?i=MAN&t=201330&c=87253

Current UH Manoa students may register now over MyUH registration system (http://myuh.hawaii.edu) and at Spring 2013 Extension (CRN: 3265) at: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.class?i=MAN&t=201333&c=3265

 

(2) Students from other UH campuses and all other universities: To register, non-UH students first complete an Outreach College application form (http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/myuh/apply.asp) (Application processing takes 5 working days.) Once the application has been processed, students will be notified and can log into MyUH to register.