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Course Overview

This course will address the meaning of disability in America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This is a cultural study of disability, and will confront the social construction of disability, its representation and changing meaning in society. By challenging common social assumptions, and expanding social historical studies of marginalized groups, this course also refocuses the study of such major themes in history as nativism, the role of media, community histories, eugenics, gender roles, the idea of progress, and the perception of normalcy.

Program: History

Credit: 3

Other Courses

HIS-755

Deaf Women's History

Examining the intersection of women's history and Deaf…

History

Credits 3

HIS-787

Introduction To Historical…

This course is designed to provide students with…

History

Credits 3

HIS-793

History Research Project…

This course allows advanced students to focus on…

History

Credits 3

HIS-794

History Research Project…

This course allows advanced students to focus on…

History

Credits 3

HIS-795

Special Topics in…

Grading System: letter grades only.

History

Credits 1-3

HIS-799

Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic,…

History

Credits 1-3