Tompkins Cortland Community College

HUMS107 - Introduction to Disability Studies


This course will introduce students to the emerging field of disability studies. Students will explore cultural, historical, political, and social antecedents that have influenced contemporary conceptualizations of disability. Students will examine how the social inequities of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation have impacted disabled individuals, and how disability status has contributed to exclusion and oppressive practices. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Spring semester.