ILRIC 4360

ILRIC 4360

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Globalization is having a significant impact on international disability policy, as well as on the empowerment of grassroots disability movements in countries around the world. This course will provide an overview of international public policies on disability; focusing on the employment and human rights of people with disabilities. Students will be introduced to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and provided an in-depth comparative policy analysis of current and emerging disability and employment policy from around the world. The instructor will provide an initial framework for comparative analysis of public policy, which will be used to guide student analyses throughout the course. Class lectures will be supplemented with presentations by experts from each country that will outline the evolution of country-specific disability policies and discuss how these policies have translated to practice.  Students will also learn how various countries evaluate the impact of these policies in achieving specific outcomes. Experientially based methods will be used to maximize learning outcomes, including identification and discussion of current events shaping international disability policy; and weighing the merits of specific policies in different parts of the world/countries, designed to directly address disability discrimination and enhance labor market participation of individuals with disabilities.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14464 ILRIC 4360   LEC 001