SRJC Course Outlines

2/29/2024 9:37:30 AMCOUN 96 Course Outline as of Fall 2000

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 96Title:  DISABILITY AND SOCIETY  
Full Title:  Exploration Within the Field of Disability Studies
Last Reviewed:2/24/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introduction to disability which includes a critical exploration of the history, theoretical development, defining problems and causes within the field of disability studies. It will include the characteristics and careers of a disability services worker. The course will also study a variety of local agencies looking at the diverse population they serve, the politics and economics of the local, state and national systems, and evaluation of the legal and social issues of the system.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will develop a knowledge of the various roles and duties of a Disability Services Worker in society today.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:Fall 2021
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will be able to:
   Describe and discuss the theoretical and historical development
   of disability issues in the United States.
   Identify the current social issues and laws as they impact people
   with disabilities.
   Demonstrate an awareness of diverse populations of people
   with disabilities in Sonoma County and the United States.
   Identify and discuss the various roles and skills needed by a
   Disability Services Worker.
   Describe the goals and functions of many local service agencies.
   Identify professional goals as they apply to employment in
   local Disability Services agencies.
   Compare and contrast the political and economic impact of
   disability issues in America.

Topics and Scope
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Introduction to the Field of Disability Studies
Historical Perspectives of disability
The Effects of Stereotypes and Prejudices
Legal, Political and Economic Issues
Disability Services: Locating the Problems and Solutions
Community Resources: Formal and Informal
Disability Services Worker: Ally for Progress
Careers within the Disability Services Field
Examination of Local Disability Services Agencies
Class Visits from Various Agencies
An Evaluation of the System of Disability Services

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Required reading assignment:
    Textbook: Thirty pages per week
    Three outside reading assignments
Required writing assignment:
    Five page paper on a disability topic
    Three short papers on class visit
    Five page paper evaluating a service provider in Sonoma County

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 80%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 40%
Homework problems, Field work, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 35%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams, Oral Presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 25%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Disability & Culture, by Benedicte Ingstad; 1995, University of
California Press.
In Search of Freedom; How Persons with Disabilities Have Been
Disenfranchised from the Mainstream of American Society, by
Willie Bryan; 1996, Charles C. Thomas, Pub.

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