BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-478 - Introduction to Disability Studies - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-478 - Introduction to Disability Studies - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course involves students in an examination of perspectives on disability, race, gender and class, as well as critical analysis of current theories, policies and practice. Students are introduced to issues affecting people with disabilities within a framework of human rights, citizenship and inclusion. The course also engages students in an examination of their own beliefs and attitudes about disability and emphasizes practice knowledge required for anti-ableist practice. Significant events and the contributions of pioneers in the disability rights movement are explored. The roles and perspectives of people with disabilities, family members and professionals are considered in relation to social work values, theory, policy and practice.
Part of the:
  • BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Elective Courses
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, third year standing or permission of the Instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master of Social Work
    Office Hours: 1.5 hour for every 3 hours of classroom instruction
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Biography 35%, Group Presentation 25%, Term Paper/Project 40%. Grading procedures follow the UCC Guidelines.
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