Sharan E Brown
Expands knowledge of civil and human rights for disabled people. Examines the American perspective (ADA) as well as various international models including the United Nations' International Human Rights treaties as they relate to disabled people. Recommended: LSJ 230/CHID 230/DIS ST 230. Offered: jointly with DIS ST 434/LSJ 434.
On completion of this course you will, through written, verbal, sign and/or other forms of communication, be able to:
1. Define human rights, civil rights and the complexities inherent in our western legal analysis of these concepts when applied to the rights of disabled individuals.
2. Describe the legal treatment of disabled people in American history including the development of the civil rights movement for people with mental disabilities.
3. Identify and describe the major international human rights instruments and American civil rights laws concerning disabled people.
4. Compare and contrast other models of civil rights laws for disabled people with the American model.
5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the course materials through successful completion of weekly written assignments, case briefs, case analyses and a group or individual research presentation.
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