Disability in Context
- General overview of disability frameworks and models
- Develop a conceptual understanding of the various meanings and perspectives of disability, e.g.:
- Medical model
- Rehabilitation model
- Social model
- Charity model
- Social justice and civil rights model
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of these models
- Examine exceptionalities and their characteristics, pathology and classification across diagnostic and classification systems including:
- How disability is defined and measured
- Develop an awareness of the historical and cultural constructs of disability and how they impact employment outcomes and other quality of life measures
- Using various theories as a lens to understand disability:
- Examine the history of oppression and politics of prejudice as it relates to disability
- Consider disability movements, independent living and disability rights
- Consider the anti-treatment movement
- Case study
- Guest speakers
- Small and large group discussion
This course will conform to the Douglas College Evaluation Policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
- Literature reviews
- Research paper
- Debate or Editorial class presentation
- Case Study/critiques
- Online communications (discussion forum, live synchronous sessions)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of historical and contemporary constructs of disability.
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the characteristics, pathology and classifications of developmental, congenital and acquired disabilities.
- Compare and critique classifications and schemas of disability and analyze implications and impacts across settings and environments.
- Compare and critique representations of disability in culture.
- Demonstrate an understanding of disability as a subject of human rights.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
A Course Pack or list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.
With instructor permission
No corequisite courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for DACS 4111|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU GE 2XX (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU HLTH 4XXX (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV ADED 2XX (3)|