SRJC Course Outlines

4/15/2024 11:29:57 PMCOUN 96 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Inactive 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
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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 become aware of disability in terms of its history, legal challenges, defining problems and causes. Students will review major physical, cognitive and psychiatirc disabilities as well as co-occurring disorders. The various roles and duties of a disability services worker will be explored as well as local, regional and national agencies for various disabilities.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Describe how persons with disabilities relate to the culture of
   disability and the history of disability.
2.   Describe the separate operations of mental health and addiction
   agencies and how this separation affects persons with both
   psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
3.   Explain how alcohol/drug use can mimic or mask psychiatric
   problems and the importance of differential diagnosis.
4.   Demonstrate strategies useful in identifying individuals with
   co-occurring diagnoses.
5.  Analyze, discuss and demonstrate the variety of roles and skills needed by a disability services worker.

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1.  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 for co-occurring disabilities.
6.  Identify key issues and concerns in co-occurring
    diagnoses for the disability services worker.
7.  Describe relationships between substance abuse and mental health 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
          1. National Defense Act of 1916
          2. National Rehabilitation Act of 1920
          3. Social Security Act of 1935
          4. Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
          5. All Handicapped Children Act of 1975
          6. Americans with Disability Act of 1990
III.  Disability culture and vocabulary
IV.  Descriptions of major disability groupings
     A. Effective intake and interviewing skills of the disability service worker
     B. Co-occurring diagnoses, the process of assessment
          1. Follow-up by disability services worker
V.   Legal, political and economic issues, past and present
VI.  Disability services: ongoing assessment
VII. Community resources
      A.  Formal and informal
      B.  National, regional, state and local agencies
VIII. Careers within the Disability Services Field
      A. Values of the disability services worker
      B. Goals of the disability services worker

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Required reading assignments:
    Textbook: Thirty pages per week
    Three outside reading assignments from reading list
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, 1-2 pages
    Three page paper evaluating a service provider in Sonoma County
Required class field trip to Assistive Technology Expo or instructor-provided material on agencies. If no Expo, then instructor materials given on agencies for disabled.
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
20 - 40%
Written chapter homework, written summaries of field trips, interviews, term paper
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 trips
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 (2nd). Mackelprang, Romel W. and Salsgiver, Richard O. Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.: 2009
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (A Treatment
Improvement Protocol TIP 42). Sacks, Stanley. US Department of Health & Human Services: 2005 (Classic)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th). American Psychiatric Association. American Psychiatric Publishing: 2013.

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