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DIS 397: DISABILITY HISTORY AND CULTURE: FROM HOMER TO HIP HOP


Spring 2013 (January 8 - May 7, 2013)

from the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
 
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
 
Learn how a broad range of societies have treated people with disabilities.
Read & discuss policies, perceptions, living conditions, and roles of persons with disabilities historically, individually and collectively.
Address ideas of impairment; politics and legislation; diversity, advocacy, and education.
Historical perspectives will provide insight into current perceptions of disability issues.

Skills to be developed include critical thinking;
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.

Steven E. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mailing address:
Center on Disability Studies
1410 Lower Campus Rd. 171F
University of Hawai‘i
Honolulu, HI 96822-2313
808-956-0996
808-956-7878 (fax)
www.cds.hawaii.edu
Skype:  stevenebrown
Twitter:  disculture
Co-Founder: Institute on Disability Culture

 



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