Disability: Re-imagining Access and Inclusion


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LSO441 - Disability: Re-imagining Access and Inclusion


One lower-level liberal studies or English or Critical Thinking course.

This course critically explores the lived experience of disability as reflected in various theories and models for understanding disability and society. Students will reflect on disability discourse through narratives, essays, media, and from community members (i.e., guest speakers with lived experience and knowledge of disability). Students' critical thinking skills and awareness of systemic oppression and the impact of policies and practices will be emphasized. Particular attention is given to applying intersectional framework to looking at disability, which includes race, age, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, ethnicity and Indigenous status. Students from any discipline and without prior knowledge of disability studies are welcome to participate in this course.

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