2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Nov 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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HS 398 - Global Histories of Disability

(3.00 cr.)

According to the World Health Organization, about 15% of the world's population (more than 750 million people) live with some form of disability. This course explores the history of disability in global and comparative perspective. It examines how different societies across time and place have determined who is able and who is disabled, who is normal and who is abnormal. Topics include Deaf history, blindness, madness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, eugenics, war veterans, disability rights movements, and the persecution of people with disabilities during the Holocaust. Students visit online disability museums and archives and work with a wide variety of primary and secondary sources. An optional service-learning experience may be included.

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: GT/IPJ



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