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American Culture Studies

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Disability, Quality of Life & Community Responsibility

American Culture Studies 3755 - Spring 2020

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.
Course Attributes: EN SBU BAAS SSCAS SD IFA SSCAR SSCAS SCFA CPSC

Section 01

Disability, Quality of Life & Community Responsibility
INSTRUCTOR: Kniepmann
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