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DIS 100 Disability in Home and Community

Course Description: This course examines concepts of ability and disability in a diverse and changing society. By examining historical, philosophical, legal and social perspectives on disability, students are introduced to the interactions among society, families, communities and cultures that impact the lives of children and adults with disabilities. Through guided field experiences, students will observe and reflect on different aspects of ability and disability in home and community, including the development of personal identity, literature and media presentations, and implications for persons with disabilities in the 21" century. The role of the human service professional as an agent of social change and empowerment will be explored. During this course, students will be challenged to examine disability in the context of a diverse community where all participants can participate fully as members. Four classes will be held in face-to-face sessions, interspersed with interactive, on-line learning experiences.

4 credits

DIS 104 Human Development and Developmental Variations

Course Description: This course examines concepts of human development and developmental variations as a foundation for understanding human growth, development and challenges applied to the field of human services. By examining the life span in the context of recent research and developmental theory, students will grapple be prepared to apply general knowledge and understanding of the varies stages of human development to developmental challenges experienced by persons with disabilities and their families at different stages of life span. Through guided field experiences, students will observe and reflect on different aspects of developmental research and theoretical principles, including the development of personal identity, cultural and developmental variations, as well as cognitive, social and vocational implications for persons with disabilities living in 21'1 century communities. During this course, students will consider ways in which interpersonal relationships, roles and relationships in home and community living can be designed to support the developmental process throughout the lifespan. Four classes will be held in face-to-face sessions, interspersed with interactive, on-line learning experiences.

4 credits

DIS 110 Community, Culture and Global Perspectives on Disability

Course Description: This course will explore ways in which cultural and community perspectives influence perceptions of ability and disability in the United States and abroad. Participants will trace the disability rights movement as it has emerged, as well as consider the degree to which the community supports quality of life for persons across a broad range of disabilities. Participants will analyze the impact of legislation on the quality of life of persons with disability, in the context of culture and community. Four classes will be held in face-to-face sessions, interspersed with interactive, on-line learning experiences.

4 credits