Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course was always engaging. The lectures were long, but Prof. McLaughlin made them interesting with her sense of humor and positive attitude. The professor uses slides during lectures and posts the slides online ahead of time, making note-taking a breeze. The quizzes are not difficult, although you should study for them just in case, since they cover a lot of material. There are very few assignments and you get to pick and choose which assignments to do from a list. This is nice if you know you will be especially busy one week because you can avoid having an assignment due that week. This class utilizes movies and TV shows as a learning tool to dissect the stereotypes and bias in media surrounding disability. This also counts as a university multicultural requirement satisfying course!
This course covers disorders that disrupt communication such as autism, cerebral palsy, brain injury, deafness, stroke, and intellectual disability, as well as others. The course stresses person first language when discussing individuals with disabilities, and allows students to learn how to interact respectfully with these individuals.
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Advice for students:
Make sure to take notes. The quizzes come directly from the lectures, and Prof. McLaughlin always provides a quiz study guide. Go over the study guide before taking the quiz! You will write about three short papers for this class. Make sure to do your best, because the professor is a tough grader when it comes to grammar and essay organization.