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Spring 2020
Aug 07, 2022
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ENGL 424 - Disability Studies Seminar
What is disability? Who counts as disabled? How do we – or should we or can we – think about disability and bodymind differences and divergences in society? Whose bodies or brains are considered healthy, sane, or normal, and whose are considered disordered, defective, or abnormal? The course will explore notions of disability through critical disability theory, crip culture and arts, and disabled community building and organizing, including examining critiques of disability representation and advocacy as articulated by neurodiversity, mad pride, psychiatric survivorship, independent living, deaf culture, disability rights, disability justice, and self-advocacy movements. This course serves as a core course for the Disability Studies minor and an upper level elective in English. Students will also read the work of visiting speakers in the Disability Studies spring lecture series and engage with the speakers in a seminar format. Students will also design their own independent research projects in disability studies throughout the term.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

English Department

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Mutual Exclusion:
This course carries a mutual exclusion with the following courses; you may not enroll in it if you have completed any of the following with a passing grade:
ENGL 314

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