Disability, Quality of Life & Community Responsibility

AMERICAN CULTURE STUDIES 3755

The increasing prevalence of disability presents major challenges for American society. Social participation can be a challenge for people with disabilities, while resources to address these needs tend to be limited. This course will begin by critically analyzing concepts of disability, Quality of Life, health and social participation. We will construct a framework for examining social participation and community resources across the lifespan. Public health, educational and environmental theories and methods will be applied to programs and services that aim to enhance quality of life with disabilities. We will analyze ecological approaches to enhancing social participation. Upon completion of this course, students will be equipped to analyze challenges and prioritize resources for individual and population health.The class will be fully remote (Zoom) for beginning of semester, possibly move to in-person option depending on COVID-19 spread.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU Hum; BU BA; AS SSC; AS SD I; FA SSC; AR SSC; AS SC; FA CPSC

Section 01

Disability, Quality of Life & Community Responsibility
INSTRUCTOR: Kniepmann
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