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Disability Issues Social Work Practice
This course provides a framework for critically analyzing disability issues consistent with an anti-oppression/social justice perspective, one that explores the societal roots of disability disadvantage. Students are introduced to the concepts of oppression, devaluation, ableism, and intersectionality and to a range of theories including social role valorization. We challenge some of the traditional (and damaging) assumptions made about the perceived "needs" of disabled people and examine strategies that can make a positive difference at the individual, community and societal levels.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Mentioned in the Following Calendar Pages
*List may not include courses that are on a common table shared between programs.
- DST 502 - Disability and the State
- DST 507 - Disability, Justice and Good Human Life
- DST 525 - Disability, Representation/s and Culture
- DST 603 - Law and Disability
- DST 613 - Strategies for Community Building
- DST 725 - The Politics and Practice of Interventions
- DST 727 - Leadership Practices for Changing Times
- Minor in Disability Studies
- Philosophy Professionally-Related Table IV
- Social Work Professional Table I