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SWP 921

Disability Issues Social Work Practice

This course provides a framework for critically analyzing disability issues consistent with an anti-oppression/social justice perspective, one that explores the societal roots of disability disadvantage. Students are introduced to the concepts of oppression, devaluation, ableism, and intersectionality and to a range of theories including social role valorization. We challenge some of the traditional (and damaging) assumptions made about the perceived "needs" of disabled people and examine strategies that can make a positive difference at the individual, community and societal levels.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1


All 3rd and 4th Semester Required Courses or Direct Entry




DST 501, INT 902

Custom Requisites


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