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file: Disability Studies\Spring 2009\Syllabus Introduction to Disability Studies Michael Evan Gold and Susanne Bruyere Spring, 2009 INTRODUCTION People with disabilities are one in five of us, yet their interests and experience are seldom reflected constructively in American culture, policy, and environment. This course provides a survey of the issues that affect the disability experience, including: history of ways of dealing with disability; effects of the legal, technological, and the physical environments; popular attitudes about disability as portrayed in the media and art; access to health care; and contemporary efforts to acknowledge and enhance the rights of people with disabilities. REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING 1. Prior to each lecture, the student must answer ten questions on the readings for the lecture; the questions may not be answered after the lecture begins. The questions are on the course web site in Blackboard. Added together, these questions will count forty percent of the course grade. 2. The student must attend each lecture. Credit will be awarded for attending the lecture as follows. At each lecture, the student will be asked to answer in writing a question about the lecture. If the student answers the question correctly, the student will receive credit for having attended the lecture. Attendance at lectures will count twenty percent of the course grade. 3. A final examination will count forty percent of the course grade.
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TOPICS OF LECTURES AND READINGS Lecture 1, January 21, 2009 "An Overview of Disability Studies" by Susanne Bruyere, Cornell University ILR School, Employment and Disability Institute Lecture 2, January 28, 2009 "Evolution and History of Disability: Models of Disability in Society" by Erin Sember, Cornell University ILR School, Employment and Disability Institute READINGS Shapiro, J. (1994). No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights
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