Disability, Human Rights & Social Justice

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Disability and Justice

Fall 2018

Taught By: Emmalon Davis

Section: A

CRN: 7087

Credits: 4

In this course, we will explore two questions: (1) What is disability (2) How does (and how ought) disability inform philosophical theories of justice and social justice movements. In the first part of the course, we will examine different models of disability, from social models to medical models. In the second part of the course, we will explore the ways in which disability has informed philosophical theories of justice as well as how conceptions of disability have operated historically in social justice movements. Specifically, we will examine the role of disability in animal rights movements and movements for race and gender justice. Finally, we will examine the effects of systemic ableism, or discrimination in favor of able-bodied persons, within variety of spheres (e.g., language, feminism, bioethics, and public policy). Throughout the course, we will interrogate the relationship between disability, identity, justice, and well-being. 

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:02am 2/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1001

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/13/2018