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DHIS 2410A - Introduction to Disability Studies

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the theoretical and methodological approaches used in Disability Studies, an expanding field that is not yet well enough known in France. It will be organized in twelve themed sessions focusing on conceptual models used in studying disability, the history of legislative and social policy for impaired persons, representations of disability in literature, the arts and new media. The course offers a particularly worthwhile addition to the skillset of students preparing for careers in law, public administration, education or social work.


DORIA, Corinne (Post Doctorante)

Course validation

Seminar participation (20%) One short test of 30 minutes (30%) One paper of approximately 1200 words on a primary source – its contents, discourse and historical meaning – to be agreed with the instructor (50%)

Required reading

  • Barnes, Colin, Oliver, Marc, Barton, Len (eds.), Disability Studies Today, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2008 (2002)
  • Goodley, Dan. Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction, London, SAGE, 2010 (and successive editions)