This course provides a multidisciplinary overview of disability and an introduction to the emerging field of disability studies, fostering a new understanding of disability in contemporary culture. Students will explore the phenomenon of disability from a variety of perspectives, including historical medical constructs and the emerging social model of disability, discrimination, stigma, and segregation, disability and family life, social welfare policy and service systems, and the links between disability and media and the arts. Class Notes: Instructor: Washinton, Vesta. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: HSVC 103. Requirement Designation: Regular Liberal Arts.