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Disability Studies|Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Courses Offered


WIND 2100: Introduction to Disability Studies (CH) (D) 3 credits

Students gain introductory knowledge about disability as a social, cultural, historical and political phenomenon. Drawing from interdisciplinary scholarship and multiple perspectives of people with disabilities, students are exposed to varying disability definitions, cultural meanings and representations, social justice and human rights issues, and current bioethical debates related to disability.
Prerequisites: None.

WIND 2500: Topics in_____ 1-3 credits (Max. 6)

Provides students with the opportunity to gain introductory knowledge by examining various topics in the field of disability studies.
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

WIND 2700: Gender and Disability (D) 3 credits

Disability studies draws upon critical theory to investigate disability as a discursive construction. Investigates how intersecting conceptions of disability and gender have shaped cultural meanings and the social positioning of specific groups, especially women with disabilities. Topics include non-normative embodiment, issues of representation and subjectivity, and the politics of health, sexuality, and care.
Cross listed with WMST 2700
Prerequisites: None.

WIND 3160: Disability Civil Rights Movements 3 credits

Provides a review and analysis of the various disability rights movements in the US and the social changes that have resulted from these movements. This includes the early roots following the French Revolution through the protest era of the 1960s to present efforts to change federal policy.
Prerequisites: Past or concurrent enrollment in SOC 100 or WIND 2100.

WIND 4020: Disability Studies Theory and Practice (CS) 3 credits

Explores the interdisciplinary nature of disability studies, which investigates the embodied experience of disability as well as culturally constructed meanings and belief systems that function to stigmatize, oppress, liberate, or otherwise impact people living with illness and disability. Students will develop interdisciplinary research questions, paying particular attention to sociological realities.
Dual listed with WIND 5020
Cross listed with SOWK 4020
Prerequisite: WIND 2100 or WB

WIND 4050: Independent Study 1-3 credits (Max. 6)

Offers the advanced student the opportunity to pursue a topic of interest with the direction of an instructor in disability studies.
Dual listed with WIND 5050
Prerequisites: WB and consent of instructor

WIND 4500: Practicum 3 credits

Provides students practical experience in the field of disability. Typically taken during a student's final semester in the disability studies undergraduate minor.
Prerequisites: completion of WIND 2100, and WIND elective, WIND 4020 (or concurrent enrollment)

WIND 4990: Topics in_____. 1-3 credits (Max. 12)

Provides upper division/graduate students with the opportunity for critical analysis and in-depth examination of various topics in the field of disability studies.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor

WIND 5020: Disability Studies Theory and Practice 3 credits

Explores the interdisciplinary nature of disability studies, which investigates the embodied experience of disability as well as culturally constructed meanings and belief systems that function to stigmatize, oppress, liberate, or otherwise impact people living with illness and disability. Students will develop interdisciplinary research questions, paying particular attention to sociological realities.
Dual listed with WIND 4020
Cross listed with SOWK 5020
Prerequisite: Graduate standing

WIND 5050: Independent Study 1-3 credits (Max. 6)

Offers graduate students the opportunity to pursue a topic of interest with the direction of an instructor in disability studies.
Dual listed with WIND 4050.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor

WIND 5100: Topics in______. 1-3 credits (Max. 12)

Provides graduate students with the opportunity for critical analysis and in-depth examination of various topics in the field of disability studies.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

WIND 5990: Graduate School Internship 1-12 credits (Max. 24)

 

Provides graduate students with the opportunity for internship experiences within the disability field.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor

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