Jul 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

DIS 2070 Disability in Media and Lit


This course will explore the representations of people with disabilities (including mental health disorders) in literature, myth, art, film, and theater. Studying the construct of disability though multiple avenues of contemporary and historical media helps to explore what each culture defines as “normal,” and “abnormal”, and gives us insight into the representations that influences the attitudes and behaviors of many individuals in society. This course is designed to develop greater awareness and understanding of the information, stereotypes and inaccurate characteristics presented in the media regarding individuals with disabilities.
Credits: 3.0