This course seeks to expand and reframe thinking around disability by focusing on dynamics of community, culture, and identity. Disability is a sociopolitical construction and to think about it as such, class readings and discussions will explore how design, media, education, and policy shape the way disability is conceptualized in society, and within an educational context.
This course seeks to provide opportunities for students to more authentically understand the disability experience and use this understanding to enhance their professional practice. We will rely on narratives, panels, and media to add a richer more personal element our class discussions.
· Explore campus practice, policy, design, and climate relevant to disability.
· Understand and recognize the models that historically and currently shape disability in society.
· Connect foundational theories of student development to disability.
· Consider disability identity and identity intersections.
· Recognize dynamics of privilege and oppression surrounding disability.
· Learn concepts of Universal Design.
· Become more effective advocates for access.
· Set personal and professional goals around understanding disability.
This course is offered during Summer Session. Please contact Dr. Amanda Kraus with questions.