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HONR218V

The Politics of Disability: Life Narratives & Identity

Credit only granted for: HONR218V or HNUH268Y. Formerly: HONR218V. The politics of disability are fraught and contentious. This course takes up the experience of disability by asking how and why differently-abled bodies are excluded, marginalized, or threatened. Students will examine these questions through the psychosocial and cultural history of disability, as well as through life narratives and real-world exploration. Beginning with the history of disability, students will gain an understanding of how current disability identity and culture has develop in the US. Students will experience and also produce personal life narratives related to bodily politics and gain insights that help them navigate the politics and participate in the change-making advocacy of disability.

Sister Courses: HONR218A, HONR218B, HONR218C, HONR218D, HONR218E, HONR218F, HONR218G, HONR218I, HONR218J, HONR218K, HONR218L, HONR218M, HONR218N, HONR218O, HONR218P, HONR218Q, HONR218R, HONR218T, HONR218W, HONR218X, HONR218Y, HONR218Z

Fall 2020

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Average GPA: 3.91 between 47 students

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