Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

IES 150 - Introduction to Disability Studies; Challenging Myths of Normalcy


(Same as PCST 160 POSC 150 .) This course will provide an interdisciplinary introduction to the field of disability studies. The class will explore issues such as person-first and identity-first language, and the historical construction of normalcy, ablism and stigma. Readings and discussion will explore the relationship between disability and diversity, including through the lens of intersectionality. Students will engage in media analysis using a disability studies lens, exploring diverse media such as film, television, social media, literature, fundraising media, and memoir. Students will explore accessibility in the built environment of Chapman University using Universal Design, as well as accessibility to learning in post-secondary education using Universal Design for Learning. This course is designed using fundamental principles of UDL, modeling how to provide flexibility for learners in materials, instruction and assessment. (Offered every year.) 3 credits