ENGW 181 - Writing About Disability
This writing-intensive course introduces students to the field of Disability Studies. Disability Studies understands disability as referring not only to a biological or medical condition, but also to a community of people (the largest minority in the U.S.); to a civil rights movement; to a complex set of social and ethical issues; to a universal human experience; and to the ways cultures respond to particular bodies, minds, and behaviors. Taught in partnership with two faculty members from Pacific’s School of Physical Therapy, this course develops students’ understanding of disability in its social, cultural, and ethical dimensions. It will also help students build critical-thinking skills, understand rhetorical methods, and shape effective prose styles, culminating in a research paper.
Students may take ENGW 180 or ENGW 181 or ENGW 182 to satisfy the core Writing requirement, but may earn credit for only one of these courses. Previously Listed As: ENGW 202
Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Writing, Civic Engagement.
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