Jul 23, 2024  
2017-18 Catalog 
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 249 - Disability in Society

5 CR

What is ‘disability?’ What does it mean to be a person living with a disability? Explore how history and culture shape the experiences of people with disabilities. Topics include eugenics, popular representations like the ‘freak show,’ the Disability Rights Movement, and the relationship of disability, gender, race, and class.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe disabilities from a sociological perspective, contrasting it with a medical model.
  • Articulate the ways in which ‘normalcy’ and ‘deviance’ are constructed socially.
  • Explain the ways in which dominant groups discriminate against people with disabilities.
  • Discuss how the experience of disability is shaped by race, class, and gender.

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