DSST 440

Introduction to Disability Studies

Units: 1.5

Formerly: part of DSST 442

A broad overview of the models and theories that have traditionally guided professional approaches to working with people with disabilities. The implications of these constructions are explored in relation to the development of theory, policy and practice locally and globally. Through first person accounts, students will explore the realities of living with disability and critically examine the intersections of health, illness, and disability including strengths, capacities and contributions of people living with disability.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of DSST 440, DSST 442.

Undergraduate course in Disability Studies offered by the School of Public Health and Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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