Disability in Context

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Disability & Community Studies
Course Code
DACS 5111
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Online
Typically Offered
Fall
Winter
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This upper level undergraduate course examines historical and contemporary constructions of disability from a variety of perspectives and highlights various frameworks for interpreting the nature and meaning disability. It will examine the characteristics, classification, and pathology of a variety of developmental, congenital and acquired disabilities.
Course Content
  • 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
    • Recovery model
    • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of these models
  • Examine exceptionalities and their characteristics, pathology and classification across diagnostic and classification systems including:
    • DSM
    • ICF
    • How disability is defined and measured
  • Develop an awareness of the historical and cultural constructs of disability
  • 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 (mad pride, aspie’s etc.)
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Case study
  • Presentations
  • Guest speakers
  • Video/DVD
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Research paper
  • Class presentation
  • Literature reviews
  • Case Study/critiques
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of historical and contemporary constructs of disability.
  2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the characteristics, pathology and classifications of developmental, congenital and acquired disabilities.
  3. Compare and critique classifications and schemas of disability and analyze implications and impacts across settings and environments
  4. Compare and critique representations of disability in culture.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of disability as a subject of human rights.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

Course Pack or

TBA

Requisites

Prerequisites

With instructors permission

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

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.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ARTS 3XXX (3) 2008/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU EDUC 4XX (3), Minimum grade required for credit is B. See Block Transfer. 2008/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Individual assessment 2008/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ADED 3XX (3) 2015/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit 2008/09/01 to 2011/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ADED 2XX (3) 2011/09/01 to 2014/12/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CYC 364 (1.5) 2008/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) No credit 2008/09/01 to 2019/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU EACS 1st (3) 2019/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
14583
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Feduck
Meaghan
Open
Online
DACS 5111 090 - This online course is restricted to Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis Advanced Certificate students & Classroom and Community Support FT or PT students. Other students seeking this as an elective are invited to request a program waiver from the DACS department. High-speed internet recommended.

All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled time.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
0
30
0