ENGL 6300 – The Long 18th Century: Crip Lit: Theorizing Disability in the Past and Present
Taught by Dr. Jason Farr
ENGL 1001-130 and 1001-134 – Foundations in Rhetoric: This course aims to help students develop their abilities to communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and across multimedia for diverse audiences. More specifically, this course reveals the important ways in which disability connects with language and rhetoric in our everyday lives—whether you have a disability or not. Specifically, the focus of this course centers on the theme of disability and rhetoric, or, disability rhetorics. Students will learn foundational approaches to disability using a Disability Studies critical methodology, Disability Studies theory, and disability forward-thinking practices. They will apply their knowledge from this class to their reading, research, and writing. The semester is organized into four units, each dealing with a different aspect of disability, language, and culture: private (disability and identity) public (disability and law/access), disability and research, and applications of Disability Studies.
Taught by Ms. Hunter Deiglmeier
PHTH 4512 – Culture and Disability: The culture of disability, as a product of intrinsic factors of the person (spiritual beliefs and cultural practices) and those extrinsic factors in society (prejudice, stigma and discrimination) and the environment (architectural barriers) will be examined. The human dignity and civil rights of persons with disability, especially for the ever-expanding population of persons aged 65 and older, will be emphasized. Students will reflect on their own values, beliefs, and guiding life principles (Vocational Discernment) which shape their interactions and behaviors as professional health-care providers. The role of positive emotions, having choices, hope, and spiritual resolve as a foundation for the developing field of rehabilitation medicine called "Cardio-Psycho-Neuro-Immunology" will be a focus in this course. Prereq: PHTH major or cons. of instr.
Taught by Mrs. Marilyn Lefaivre
In development, to be taught by Ms. Hunter Deiglmeier