Students who complete the course will gain knowledge about:
different definitions or models of disability and disability identity, as well as critiques of those definitions or models.
debates concerning the role of impairment/biology in defining disability
Mechanisms and structures of inclusion and exclusion faced by individuals with disabilities in relation to education, employment and access to health care;
disability and gender, class and ethnicity (intersectional perspectives)
discrimination and anti-discrimination
This course provides an introduction to how disability has been defined in various historical periods and presents different theoretical approaches to disability (medical, relational, social, administrative, post-modern). It will focus on social ideologies, structural forces, power, cultural systems, and societal arrangements that have shaped the meaning and experience of disability.
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Methods of instruction include lectures, seminar work, group work, oral presentations and literature studies.
Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges
Compulsory work requirements:
One literature review of a central area of the curriculum (defined in cooperation with the responsible teacher)