Sep 24, 2021  
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PH 214 - Philosophy of Disability: Identity, Power, and Justice


Credits: 4
An examination of ways that oppression is enacted upon bodies. The course will also explore ways that embodied individuals are resistant to injustice and that social practices can be transformed to support the flourishing of a wider range of bodies. Students will engage with readings within the philosophy of disability and crip theory. Rather than classifying disability as primarily or solely a medical concern, this course will raise questions about the definition of disability, social values and practices, the ideology of cure, the relationship between disability and quality of life, and the role of technology in treatment and enhancement. To understand how built spaces enable and disable bodies, the course will include mapping of the accessibility of spaces within the Saratoga Springs community. We will provide accessibility information to the public using a mapping application as well as Google Reviews.
Note(s): Fulfills humanities; fulfills bridge experience.
C. Wieseler



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