SWP 921 Disability Issues and Social Work Practice

This course examines disability issues within a socio-political context. Such a perspective contends that it is not the specific type of disability condition which is the major source of disadvantage to the individual, but the response that this condition evokes from the larger society. The course will challenge some of the traditional (and damaging) assumptions made about the needs of people labelled as being disabled and will present a framework for policy and practice designed to promote empowerment and inclusion. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: (SWP 302 and SWP 331 and SWP 335 and SWP 341 and SWP 402 and SWP 435) or Direct Entry, Antirequisites: DST 501, INT 902 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1




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