SPP 530 Advanced Policy and Practice Seminar
Topic: Disability Institute: Contesting Illness and Disability – Part 1 (1.5 units)
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Pamela Moss, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Prince, email@example.com
Katherine Teghtsoonian, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Victoria
This course offers an in-depth theoretical and empirical look at disability in relation to policy and practice. Links to methodology and praxis are also examined. Objectives of the course are to explore the boundaries of disability, impairment and illness; to trace meanings of disability, impairment and illness through to practice; and to re-conceptualize understandings of disability in Canadian society, public policy and professional practice
The two week course comprises 4 class sessions, 16 workshops and seminars and 2 study sessions. Students will also present their papers for peer and instructor feedback sometime in August.
We recognize that an intensive two week course is tiring. We will be attentive to the pace of the course and hopefully strike a tone that will be invigorating rather than exhausting. Please contact one of the course instructors to note any needs you have.
There will be four aspects to evaluation: participation in class activities (including presentation of paper in August) (10%), annotation of readings (prepared prior to June 4th) (20%), a diary of sorts linking course concepts with workshops and research seminars (30%), and a term paper (40%).
Textbooks and Reading:
Three books will be required for the course. From these books, the instructors will prepare a list of readings to be completed prior to attending the first session on June 4th. These readings will prepare students for the class sessions. There will also be a list of readings during the two week sessions, primarily focusing on case studies. There will be a set of readings to complete after June 15th that will be more reflective in tone in an attempt to integrate the students’ learning experiences.
The complete course outline will be available before the end of February.