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CHID 230 A: Introduction To Disability Studies

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:00am - 11:20am
MGH 241
Joanne Woiak

Additional Details:

The course will introduce you to a critical framework for recognizing how people with disabilities have experienced disadvantages and exclusion because of societal responses. We will explore how disability activists and scholars have re-conceptualized disability from social-political, cultural, and human rights perspectives. Disability studies draws on links between disability, gender, class, and race, suggesting new ways of thinking about difference and identity, power and privilege, the body and society.


Catalog Description: 
Introduces the field of disability studies. Focuses on the theoretical questions of how society predominantly understands disability and the social justice consequences. Examines biological, social, cultural, political, and economic determinants in the framing of disability. Offered: jointly with DIS ST 230/LSJ 230.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:02pm