SRJC Course Outlines

7/14/2024 6:26:49 AMCOUN 96 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 96Title:  DISABILITY AND SOCIETY  
Full Title:  Disability and Society
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
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the history, theory, defining problems, and causes of disability. Includes disability culture, a review of the major physical, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities as well as co-occurring conditions such as substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. Explores characteristics of a disability service worker. Examines national, regional, and local agencies for various disabilities.


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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.  Describe and discuss the historical development of disability
   issues in the United States.
2.  Evaluate current social issues and laws that impact individuals
   with disabilities.
3.  Outline the components of disability culture.
4.  Demonstrate an awareness of diverse populations of persons
   with disabilities in Sonoma County and the United States.
5.  Describe the terminology and treatment modalities of dual
6.  Demonstrate an awareness of key issues and concerns in dual
   diagnoses for the disability services worker.
7.  Describe relationships between substance abuse and psychiatric
   symptoms and disorders.
8.  Analyze, discuss and demonstrate the variety of roles and skills needed by a
   disability services worker.
9.  Analyze the functions and goals of local, state and national
   service agencies for specific disabilities.
10. Identify professional values and goals of employees in local
   disability service agencies.
11. Enumerate the legal, political and economic impacts of disability
   issues in the United States.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Introduction to the field of disability studies
II.   Historical perspectives of disability
     A. The effects of stereotypes and prejudices
     B. Major laws related to disabled individuals
III.  Disability culture and vocabulary
IV.  Descriptions of major disability groupings
     A. Effective intake and interviewing skills
     B. Co-occurring diagnoses, assessment, follow-up
V.   Legal, political and economic issues, past and present
VI.  Disability services: locating the problems and solutions
VII. Community resources
      A.  Formal and informal
      B.  National, regional, state and local
VIII. Disability services worker - ally for progress: values, goals, careers within the disability   
       services field
IX.   Examination of local disability services agencies
X.    Evaluation of disability services at local, state and national levels

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Required reading assignments:
    Textbook: Thirty pages per week
    Three outside reading assignments from reading list, for five page paper
Required writing assignments:
    Five page paper on a disability topic with oral report to class
    Three short papers on class visits/interviews with disabled individuals
    Three page paper evaluating a service provider in Sonoma County
Required class field trip to Assistive Technology Expo or instructor provided material
Role play intake and interview
Extra credit films

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
15 - 70%
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 - 25%
Homework problems, Field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 35%
Role play intake and interview
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 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%
attendance, participation, extra credit films, field trip

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Disability: A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice.  Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.: 1999 (classic)
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, (2005), Substance Abuse
Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders. Treatment
Improvement Protocol (TIP) series 42. DHHS Publication No. (SMA)
05-3992, Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
American Psychiatric Assoc., Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
Mental Disorders, 4th edition, Text Revision, Washington, DC 2000.
Multicultural Perspectives and Diversity Issues(7th). 2007
by Corey, Gerald, Corey, M.S. and Callanan, P.

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