Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work

Disability Studies

Stage I

15 Points

Making Disabilities: The Construction of Ideas

Examines the expression of social and cultural ideas of disability in popular culture through film, television and print media. The course aims to develop skills to examine the construction and maintenance of concepts of disability and disabling identities in popular culture. The consequences of these processes are also discussed and their implications for perpetuating social devaluation, discrimination, and disadvantage.

Stage II

15 Points

Disability Frameworks

A range of models and cultural understandings related to disability are examined. These models provide a framework for understanding ways in which disabled people may experience disability. Social constructs that impact on the lives of disabled people will be explored. The influence of emerging models that portray positive social identities, both individual and collective, will be examined.

Restriction: DISABLTY 112

Stage III

15 Points

Supporting Active Participation

An exploration of theories and strategies that promote active participation of disabled people. An understanding of self-determination and a person-centred approach to promote active participation and citizenship underpins this course.

Prerequisite: HUMSERV 101, 102, 104, 201, 202, 203, 211, SOCWORK 111, 112, 114, 211