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SOC 205 - Sociology of Disability

Credits: 5
A sociological study of disability includes the implications of disability on identity formation and social policies. Examination also includes the intersectionality of disability with other categories such as race, gender, sexual orientation and social class. Investigates the Disability Rights Movement, from the enactment of the American with Disabilities Act to the development of the model of Universal Design.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe how the definition of disability evolved from a medical to a social one, and the implications of this evolution.
  2. Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of disability, as part of identity formation, and as an impetus for social change.
  3. Investigate the intersectionality of disability with other historically marginalized identities and groups.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate how inequality, privilege, and stratification are connected to course-specific content.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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