HSDS 304

Introduction to Disabilities

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 7, 2008 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Introduction to disabilities prepares students who desire to learn about and potentially work in the field of disabilities. Using a diversity model and social perspective approach, students learn about issues common to persons with diverse disabilities. Perspectives of disabilities that recognize disability as a culture and acknowledge the potential and capabilities of persons with disabilities are offered. Course materials include definitions, psychosocial considerations and societal perspectives.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Acquire a basic understanding of the etiology of common disabilities.
  • Be informed of the current research and trends in the field of disabilities including the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate terminology relevant to the field of disabilities.
  • Determine the societal barriers and challenges affecting persons with disabilities.
  • Identify primary disability services related to text and web research material.
  • Learn what interventions are helpful when working and interacting with persons with disabilities.
  • Recognize the significance of individuals with disabilities in society.
  • Understand the psychosocial issues affecting persons with disabilities.

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Introduction to Disabilities Burgess, Kristin Louise Books Course details

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Introduction to Disabilities Burgess, Kristin Louise Books Course details