FGSS 3520

FGSS 3520

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course will offer an overview of theoretical and historical responses to bodily and cognitive difference.  What was the status of people with (dis)abilities in the past, when they were called monsters, freaks, abnormal?  How are all of these concepts related, and how have they changed over time?  How have we moved from isolation and institutionalization towards universal design and accessibility as the dominant concepts relative to (dis)ability?  Why is this shift from focusing on individual differences as a negative attribute to reshaping our architectural and more broadly social constructions important to everyone?  Authors to be studied include: Georges Canguilhem, Michel Foucault, Lennard Davis, Tobin Siebers, David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder, and Jasbir Puar.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (LA-AS, SCD-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FREN 3520SHUM 3520

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17135 FGSS 3520   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person