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Spring undergrad online course: Disability History and Culture: From Homer to Hip Hop

An online (asynchronous-access at your own time)
3 credit course


Dr. Steven Brown, Professor
Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Email: sebrown(a)hawaii.edu

Overview to the history of disability from a disability studies perspective, a multidisciplinary and global approach to studying disability perspectives, focused on personal and collective responses to difference(s) based on disability.


  • Learn how a broad range of societies have treated people with disabilities.
  • Read & discuss policies, perceptions, living conditions, and roles of persons with disabilities historically, individually and collectively.
  • Address ideas of impairment; politics and legislation; diversity, advocacy, and education.
  • Historical perspectives will provide insight into current perceptions of disability issues.
  • Skills to be developed include critical thinking;
  • Organizing and conveying information in writing and orally.


Upper division undergraduate students in history & all other disciplines, e.g.: art, ethnic studies, psychology, political science, interdisciplinary studies, education, public policy, communications, American studies, special education, health sciences, sociology, architecture, & social work.


(NOTE: This course is offered only via Outreach College):

(CRN: *3098*):

The course is listed at: Spring 2015 Extension Class Availability

(1) UH Manoa students may register through the Outreach College.

(2) Current UH system students registering for a 300-level or higher course, can call the Outreach office at (808)956-7221 to see about qualifying for a b Campusb override & any other approvals needed to register without having to complete an application. More information is at: outreach.hawaii.edu

(3) All other students, including those at other universities: To register, non-UH students first complete an Outreach College application form (Application processing takes 5 working days.) Once the application has been processed, students will be notified and can log into MyUH to register.

E-book formats available at: smashwords.com/books

Steven E. Brown
Co-Founder: Institute on Disability Culture
Website: www.instituteondisabilityculture.org
Skype: stevenebrown
Twitter: @disculture

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