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Fall 2017
Mar 07, 2021
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ENGL 43900 - Topics In Disability Studies
Credit Hours: 3.00. Explores cultural, social, and political meanings and effects of disability in relation to literature and/or rhetoric. Specific topics will vary. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: English

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated up to 1 times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different models for understanding disability. 2. Understand ways normalcy is socially constructed. 3. Identify cultural practices that exclude disabled people. 4. Compare and contrast disability with other identity categories such as race, gender, and sexuality. 5. Discuss ways in which culture defines disability as impairing one's subjectivity and even humanity. 6. Analyze literary representations of disabled characters. 7. Examine the role of disability in literary works more broadly.


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