DIS 383 :: Disability History and Culture: From Homer to Hip Hop
Spring 2017 @UH Manoa Outreach

CRN: TBA
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Steven Brown
sebrown@hawaii.edu
Instructional Mode: Online
Dates: 01/09/2017 - 05/03/2017
Schedule Notes: Most coursework on Laulima with some optional recorded/live Blackboard sessions.
Course Description: This Writing Intensive Focus course encourages students to consider disability history and culture in the context of our wider society. Who were the Greeks who created their own society for veterans with disabilities? Was a 13th century Mali warrior, born with disabilities, the basis for the story of "The Lion King"? How does Kalaupapa fit into the history of disabilities? What does Hip Hop have to do with disability culture?
Textbooks: 1. Rose, M. L. (2003). The staff of Oedipus: Transforming disability in ancient Greece. Ann Arbor: Michigan. Available as a print or ebook from:

http://www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=17745
2. Nielsen, K. E. (2012). A disability history of the United States. Boston. Beacon.

http://www.beacon.org/A-Disability-History-of-the-United-States-P836.aspx
3. Scalenghe, Sara (2016) Disability in the Ottoman World. Cambridge University Press.
Technical Requirements: 1. Computer, IPad, Android, or Smart Phone with internet access.
2. Headphones or other means of accessing auditory information on the computer or telephone.
3. Microphone or other means of participating in live discussion and presenting, or telephone.
4. Additional installation of JavaScript and other setting adjustments may be required to access Elluminate/blackboard. Prior to our first scheduled class, go to http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/Overview.aspx and click “support” to make sure your computer is set up to access ElluminateLive/blackboard.
Additional Notes: The instructor is committed to making this course fully accessible to all students, including modeling the principles of Universal Design for Instruction. If you have questions or concerns about course readings or requirements, or would like to request disability-related or other accommodations, please contact the instructor.
Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:16:08