DIS ST Course Delivery Plans - Summer 2022 

Autumn 2022

  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 230 A Introduction to Disability Studies, Joanne Woiak, Lecture MW 10:00-11:20, TTh quiz section. For add codes contact jwoiak@uw.edu
  • DIS ST / GWSS / CHID / 335 A Sex, Gender, & Disability, Joanne Woiak, TTh 9:30-11:20
  • DIS ST / LSJ / JSIS 346 Disability in Global & Comparative Perspective, Stephen Meyers, MW 10:30-12:20, 
  • DIS ST 503 Graduate Writing Seminar,  Mark Harniss, Th 6:00-7:50pm, 1-credit C/NC

Summer 2022

  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 230 Introduction to Disability Studies, Kristen Johnson, Summer A-Term, MTWR 9:40-12:20
    • This course will be taught in hybrid format.
    • Description: Our broad goal in the class is to develop an understanding of disability as a complex and crucial part of the world's cultures and human experience. This course will introduce you to a critical framework for recognizing how people with disabilities see their worlds, and suggest new ways of thinking about difference, myths, identity, justice, power, privilege, the body, and society. We will further explore how disability activists and scholars have re-conceptualized disability from a more empowering sociopolitical and human rights perspective, as an element of human diversity, and as a source of community. Finally, we will draw on other disciplines to understand how disability often intersects with other social categories such as gender, class, and race.
    • Format: Some classes will be in-person and some will be remote. For asynchronous access, class meetings will be recorded or notes will be provided.
    • Instructor: Kristen Johnson, krissiej@uw.edu 
      • About Kristen: My current research is looking at present-day disability rhetoric in the media, particularly relating to deafness, d/Deaf education, and Deaf culture. What I love about teaching is that I can and do share a lot of my experiences (and those from whom I have received permission) with my students to give them more of an idea of what it is like for Deaf people and disabled people on a daily basis. I am currently working on a writing project concerning deafness, trauma, and oppression.

 

  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 430 and HSTCMP 490 Topics in Disability Studies: Disability History, Joanne Woiak, Summer A-Term, MTWR 1:50-4:00 [fulfills DS Subfield B Global & Historical Perspectives]
    • This course will be taught in hybrid format.
    • Description: This course seeks to bring disability into the center of historical inquiry, engaging with topics and themes in the histories of disability in the United States from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Learning goals are to deepen our understanding of disability and ableism in the past and how these may shape the present. We will consider how historical analysis can more fully encompass the lives of disabled people, as well as the ways that the concept of disability has worked with and against other forms of discrimination and rights movements in American society. How does disability as a category of analysis inform other social constructions such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality? Specific topics to be covered include the 1977 sit-in for disability rights and the Black Panther Party; the history of eugenics, settler ableism, and the Canton Asylum; how disability and disability disavowal were used in debates over women’s rights and gay rights; and the history of accessible design and disability material culture.
    • The course counts as W (writing credit).
    • Format: The course content in Disability History will be offered in a variety of modalities in order to provide as much flexibility and accessibility as possible. Some class sessions will meet in person with synchronous remote access, and some will meet on Zoom only. All classes will be recorded. Some lectures will be pre-recorded and all class materials will be available for asynchronous access. There will be synchronous and asynchronous participation options. My goal is to support you this summer in engaging with the course material while navigating hybrid learning.
    • Instructor: Joanne Woiak, jwoiak@uw.edu

 

  • DIS ST/ LSJ / CHID 332 Disability and Society: Disability Studies in Education, Jason Naranjo, Summer B-Term, MTWR 9:40-11:50 [fulfills DS Subfield C Diversity, Representation, Identity]
    • The course will be taught in remote format.
    • Description: This course is designed to provide you with a place to examine history, theory, values, and assumptions about disability in the contexts of schools and society. This course will explore how disability is defined within our educational system and in society at large. We will focus our learning in the following areas of inquiry, a) historical and theoretical foundations for defining disability, b) disability in the context of public schooling, c) the relationship between disability, social change, and equitable access to opportunity.
    • Format: The course content in Disability Studies in Education will be offered in a variety of modalities in order to provide as much flexibility and accessibility as possible. Learning activities will include guest presentations from teachers, scholars, and activists, case-based problem solving, and student and faculty lead discussion. Materials for the course will be a mix of readings, film, and podcasts that center the voices of children, youth and families. Some class sessions will meet with synchronous remote access via  Zoom. All classes will be recorded. Some materials will be pre-recorded and all class materials will be available for asynchronous access. There will be synchronous and asynchronous participation options.
    • Instructor: Jason Naranjo, jnaranjo@uw.edu

 

  • Elective course [fulfills DS Subfield A Rights, Policies, Inequalities or Subfield C Diversity, Representation, Identity]:
    • EDUC 300 B Special Topics in Education: Race & Disability, Naomi Fair, Summer Full-term, 5 credits
      • This course is remote/asynchronous
      • Description: Students with disabilities and students of color are often talked about in school contexts as two distinct identity groups. When students of color with disabilities are discussed it is in the context of disability identification and appropriate placement in special education, where institutional policies and practices, not student experiences, are foregrounded. Often, these institutional policies and practices construct both disability and race in negative, stigmatized ways, and simultaneously ignore the voices of students who live at the intersection of both identity groups.  While research and practice have addressed the schooling experiences and identity development of students of color and students with disabilities separately, this course will instead explore what is illuminated about school and schooling when race and disability are considered together. Students will take up theories of intersectionality, social constructions of race and disability, DisCrit, and first person narratives of people of color with disabilities in order to explore contemporary schooling issues affecting this intersectional identity and how we may work towards education equity. In this course, we will: 
        • Define, review, and interpret the socially constructed nature of both race and disability and the ways dis/ability and race work in tandem to create and perpetuate education inequities.
        • Critically analyze discourses about race & dis/ability using narratives and counter narratives to uncover how deficit ideologies are embedded within schools and society.
        • Engage with first person narratives by people of color about their experiences with race, disability and/or special education, and reflect on how these ideas apply to their own personal experiences, positionalities, and stories.
        • Develop, analyze, critique, and identify implications for education systems, teaching, and learning environments.
    • Format: The course content will be offered through a variety of accessible formats including short recorded lectures, choice readings and media content, and other sources to explore. Students will connect with one another through weekly discussion boards and reflect on their thinking through short response papers. Additionally there will be 3 core assignments to apply your thinking and new learning.
    • Instructor: Naomi Fair, nfair@uw.edu

 

Spring 2022

  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 230 Introduction to Disability Studies, Joanne Woiak, MW lecture 10:00-11:20 plus Th quiz section. Contact jwoiak@uw.edu for add code.
  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 332 A Disability & Society: Disability Studies, Feminist Theory & Representation. Ronnie Thibault, MW 11:30-1:20 [fulfills DS major/minor Subfield C Diversity, Representation, Identity] Contact jwoiak@uw.edu for add code.
  • DIS ST 384 Topics in Disability Rights & Inequalities: Comparative International Human Rights Laws & Disability. Megan McCloskey. TTh 10:30-12:20. [fulfills DS major/minor Subfield A Rights, Policy, Inequality]
  • DIS ST / BH 421 History of Eugenics, Joanne Woiak, TTh 1:30-3:50 [fulfills DS major/minor Subfield B Global & Historical Perspectives; fulfills Grad Certificate elective]
  • DIS ST 503 Graduate Writing Seminar,  Mark Harniss, Th 6:00-7:50pm, 1-credit C/NC. Contact mharniss@uw.edu for add code.
  • Some electives:
    • EDSPE 304 Disability and Ableism in Education, Sarah Arvey Tor, M 2:00-4:20, 3 credits
    • EDSPE 520 D: Seminar in Applied Special Education, topic "Intersectional Injustice," Maggie Beneke, Th 4:30-6:50 (3 credits) [fulfills Grad Certificate elective, for add code email edcodes@uw.edu, include your student number, course number, SLN]

Winter 2022

  • DIS ST 384 Topics in Disability Rights & Inequalities, Stephen Rosenbaum, MW 10:30-12:20. Topic: Decarceration, Deinstitutionalization, Discrimination, and Diseducation. [fulfills DS major/minor Subfield A Rights, Policy, Inequality]
  • DIS ST 419 / RUSS 340/543 Topics in Disability Studies: Russia's Big Books: Dostoevsky's The Idiot, Jose Alaniz, TWTHF 1030-1120 [fulfills VLPA credits; DS major/minor Subfield C Diversity, Representation, Identity; DS Graduate Certificate elective credits]
  • DIS ST / CHID / LSJ 430 A Topics in Disability Studies: Disability Histories, Joanne Woiak, MW 1:30-3:20, hybrid format [no prerequisites, fulfills DS major/minor Subfield B Global & Historical Perspectives]
  • DIS ST 501 Seminar on Critical Disability Studies Foundations, Joanne Woiak, TTh 3:30-5:20, primarily taught remote synchronous [if interested please contact jwoiak@uw.edu]
  • DIS ST 503 Graduate Writing Seminar, Th 6:00-8:00pm, 1-credit C/NC, remote synchronous
  • SOC W 576 Contexts of Disability and Anti-Ableist Practice, Kayla Brown, F 11:30-2:20 [open to DS grad and undergrad students, fill out the SSW Winter waitlist request here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/sswstsrv/414740. ]

Autumn 2021

  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 230 A Introduction to Disability Studies, Heather D. Evans, Lecture MW 10:00-11:20, TTh quiz section
  • DIS ST / CHID / LSJ 332 B Disability & Society: Redesigning Humanity: Science Fiction and the Future of the Body, Joanne Woiak, TTh 11:30-1:20
  • DIS ST / LSJ / JSIS 346 Disability in Global & Comparative Perspective, Stephen Meyers, MW 10:30-12:20, 
  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 434 A Civil and Human Rights Law for Disabled People, Megan McCloskey, TTh 1:30-3:20
  • DIS ST 503 Graduate Writing Seminar,  Mark Harniss, Th 6:00-7:50pm, 1-credit C/NC

Summer 2021

  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 230 Introduction to Disability Studies, Kristen Johnson, A-Term, MTWR 9:40-12:20
  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 332 Disability and Society: Disability Studies and Education, Jason Naranjo, B-Term, MTWR 9:40-12:20

Spring 2021

  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 230 Introduction to Disability Studies, Joanne Woiak, MW 10:00-11:20 (remote asynchronous lecture), plus Th quiz section (remote synchronous)
  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 332 Disability & Society: Trauma Studies and Disability, Kristen Johnson, MW 11:30-1:20 (remote synchronous with a blended approach)
  • DIS ST / CHID / SOC 337 Social Construction of Madness and Mental Health in the United States, Heather D. Evans, 8:30-10:20am (remote synchronous), plus W quiz section (remote synchronous)
  • DIS ST / BH 421 History of Eugenics, Joanne Woiak, TTh 1:30-3:50 (remote Tues asynchronous, Thurs synchronous)
  • DIS ST 503 Graduate Writing Seminar,  Mark Harniss, Th 6:00-7:50pm, 1-credit C/NC (remote synchronous, contact mharniss@uw.edu for add code)
  • DIS ST 501 Advanced Seminar: Critical Disability Studies Foundations, Heather Evans, MW 3:30-5:20 (remote synchronous) 

Winter 2021

  • DIS ST / CHID / GWSS 335 Sex, Gender, and Disability, Joanne Woiak, TTh, 12:30-2:20, remote [email Joanne jwoiak@uw.edu for an add code if you are a DS major/minor]
  • DIS ST / LSJ / JSIS 346 Disability in Global & Comparative Perspective, Stephen Meyers, MW 12:30-2:20, remote
  • DIS ST / CHID / LSJ 433 Disability Law, Policy & the Community, Mark Harniss & Kurt Johnson, MW 10:30-12:20, remote
  • DIS ST 503 Graduate Writing Seminar, Th 6:00-8:00pm, remote, 1-credit C/NC [contact jwoiak@uw.edu if you are interested]
  • SOC W 576 Contexts of Disability and Anti-Ableist Practice, Seema Bahl, F 11:30-2:20, remote [open to DS grad and undergrad students]

Autumn 2020

  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 230 A Introduction to Disability Studies, Joanne Woiak, Lecture MW 10:00-11:20, TTh quiz section  [remote instruction]
  • DIS ST / CHID / SOC 235 A Representations of Disability in Popular Culture, Heather D Evans, Lecture TTh 10:30-11:50, MW quiz section
  • DIS ST / CHID 430 A Topics in Disability Studies: Disability Histories, Joanne Woiak, MW 2:30-4:20 [remote instruction, no prerequisites, W credit]
  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 434 A Civil and Human Rights Law for Disabled People, Stephen Rosenbaum, TTh 1:30-3:20 [remote synchronous instruction]

Summer 2020

  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 230 A Introduction to Disability Studies, Kristen Johnson, A-Term, M-Th 9:40-12:20
  • DIS ST / LSJ / CHID 332 A Disability and Society: Disability Studies and Education, Jason Naranjo, B-Term, M-Th 9:40-12:20

     

    NOTE: If you have any questions about DIS ST course offerings & add codes, email Joanne Woiak