Metropolitan State University

HSDS 400 : Current Issues and Special Topics in Disability Studies

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
Current Issues and Special Topics in Disability Studies investigate the disability studies and rights perspectives of disability topics and research in depth. This is an intensive writing course in which students use critical thinking to research their own areas of interest in addition to other course materials. It is recommended that students have prior experience with disability topics and issues in addition to the desire to apply critical thinking in their research.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/02/2012 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Apply knowledge and information to individual research.
  2. Examine the experience and writings of a disability activist.
  3. Explore the relationships of other academic disciplines to disability studies.
  4. Know the role society plays in creating the concept of "disability".
  5. Understand the relationship between disabilities and culture.
  6. Use critical thinking skills to create a special topics projects.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information