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HURL 512. Disability Rights

Credits: 3
Department: Human Relations & Multicultural Education
Description: Disability rights from the perspective of disability activists, examined within an oppression framework that analyzes the parallels and differences between ableism and other forms of oppression. Explores historical and contemporary movements for accessibility and empowerment.
Prerequisites: HURL 201, HURL 497
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Understand historical and contemporary views of disability issues by activitists with disabilities.
2. Define multiple identities as well as study a variety of activist groups within the Disability Community.
3. Recognize the causes of various barriers faced by people with disabilities in areas such as physical access, transportation, employment, education, healthcare, sexuality and quality of life.
4. Apply critical thinking skills to issues of disability oppression.
5. Develop an awareness of how the media portrays people with disabilities.
6. Develop activist and advocacy skills for societal change.
7. Define personal empowerment strategies for people with disabilities.

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