AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Fall 2022, Section 005 - Intro to Disability Studies
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This introductory seminar explores the culture, history, and philosophy of disability primarily in the English-speaking world from the eighteenth century to the present. We will pursue questions like: how has disability influenced popular forms of literary expression and theories of social justice? How have different generations understood and represented disability? And finally, how have thinkers and artists with disabilities and their biological and chosen families spoken back to dominant views, stigmas, and prejudices across time? Along the way, we will speak with special guests from across the country, including disability rights activists, philosophers, writers, scholars, and performers, whose work and writing students will become familiar with in advance of these conversations.

Assignments include an essay comparing an early representation of disability with a contemporary one, an aesthetic manifesto, and a creative response to a text from the syllabus.

Schedule

AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26470
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
26471
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
26472
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
26473
Open
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
34938
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with English 216 sec 001.
006 (LEC)
 In Person
34940
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This is a meet-together with English 201 sec 001
007 (DIS)
 In Person
37365
Open
8
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This is a meet-together with Digital 258.003

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