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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

AMS 225 - Cultural Representations of Disability, Gender and Sexuality in the U.S.

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Explore the representations of disability in American popular culture. Analyze how gender and sexuality affect the representations of disability. Examine the connections between representations of oppressed groups in popular culture and the unequal distribution of economic, political and social power in the U.S.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Crosslisted: Also offered as GSS 225  and SOC 225 ; credit is given for only one of the following: AMS 225, GSS 225  or SOC 225 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural theory.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of disability activism
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of disability representation.
  • Analyze cultural texts for messaging about disability, gender and sexuality.
  • Analyze the relationship between popular culture and social inequalities.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking