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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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EDC 220 Uniquely Human: A Spectrum of Abilities Leading to a Neurodiverse World

3 Credit(s) DPDS
This course will critically examine the historical context of a range of federal disability categories in the United States. It will look at the historical context of each disability from traditional pathological, social, and cultural perspectives, and then through strength-based neuro-diverse and acceptance perspectives. This course will examine how impairments are linked to an individual’s neural wiring. Ultimately, we examine how “disability” is a term society creates. Unequal power dynamics and social injustices individuals with diverse abilities face will be explored as we look at society and its systems. Three lecture hours per week.