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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy (PHIL)
Philosophies of Disability
Philosophies of Disability
Fall 2017
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PHIL 2124 - Philosophies of Disability
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Disability presents an intense and interesting challenge to traditional philosophical presuppositions and principles. This course examines various philosophical approaches to disability—historical, individual, and medical paradigms as well as those that rely on frameworks of social or human rights. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement.
• Students will analyze theoretical, social, and political contexts surrounding historical and contemporary ideologies and theories of disability.
• Students will appraise the validity and soundness of arguments in theoretical works.
• Students will assess the conditions under which ideas of disability change.
• Students will construct evidence-based written arguments in which they apply critical methodologies to a contemporary political, social, or cultural object.
• Students will develop their oral communication skills through class presentations based on course readings and student research.

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Gen Ed: Humanities
CCAS-GPAC: Oral Communication

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