Study about Disability Through the Ages

Fall 2012 (August 21-Dec. 4, 2012)
from the Center on Disability Studies,
University of Hawaii at Manoa

An online (asynchronous--access at your own time) 3 credit course

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Steven Brown, Associate Professor, Center on

Disability Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Email:,  Tel: 808-956-0996

Overview to the history of disability from a disability studies perspective, a multidisciplinary and global approach to studying disability perspectives, focused on personal and collective responses to difference(s) based on disability.

Learn how a broad range of societies have treated people with disabilities.

Read & discuss policies, perceptions, living conditions, and roles of persons with disabilities historically, individually and collectively.

Address ideas of impairment; politics and legislation; diversity, advocacy, and education.

Historical perspectives will provide insight into current perceptions of disability issues.

Skills to be developed include critical thinking;

Organizing and conveying information in writing and orally.


 Upper division undergraduate students in history and other disciplines such as: art, ethnic studies, psychology, political science, interdisciplinary studies, education, public policy, communications, American studies, special education, health sciences, sociology, architecture, & social work, for some examples.

NOTE TO GRADUATE STUDENTS: If you are interested in taking this course as a graduate level course, please contact me directly at:

(1) UH Manoa students: Course is listed on "Fall" CRN: 78662 at:

Current UH Manoa students may register now over MyUH registration system ( and at "Fall Extension" (CRN: 1089) at:

(2) Students from other UH campuses and all other universities: To register, non-UH students first complete an Outreach College application form ( (Application processing takes 5 working days.) Once the application has been processed, students will be notified and can log into MyUH to register.

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