Enrollment is now open for these 4 Summer term DIS ST courses! Hybrid, Distance Learning, and Service Learning options.
DIS ST/ LSJ / CHID 332 A (SLN 11109) Disability and Society: Disability Studies in Education, Instructor: Jason Naranjo, Summer B-Term, MTWR 9:40-11:50, hybrid learning [fulfills Subfield C Diversity, Representation, Identity]
- Hybrid Learning course delivery plan: First class meeting will be in-person. Most class meetings will be online via Zoom. Please contact the instructor Jason Naranjo for additional information (email@example.com).
DIS ST 360 A Redesigning Humanity: Disability in Speculative Fiction, Instructor: Joanne Woiak, Summer B Term, Distance Learning [fulfills Subfield C Diversity, Representation, Identity]
- Canvas syllabus: https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1655790/assignments/syllabus
- Distance Learning course delivery plan:
- Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Class meetings on Zoom, 1:50-4:00pm, will be recorded for asynchronous access. No class meetings on Mondays or Thursdays.
- NOTE: This course can be completed entirely asynchronously.
- Course description: Disabled, BlPOC, and multiply marginalized artist-activists intervene in the speculative fiction (SF) genre to “write ourselves into the future,” as visionary author Octavia Butler puts it. This course will analyze SF texts - stories, films, and 2 novels by Black disabled authors - that use speculative settings and nonrealist conventions to comment on current social, political, and ethical concerns. We’ll critique how SF has deployed potentially problematic tropes and metaphors that reflect mainstream attitudes about disability, race, gender, and sexuality. By focusing on the connection between speculative fiction, the field of disability studies (DS), and the work of BIPOC and queer Disability Justice (DJ) activists and scholars, the course will consider representations of disability and neurodivergence, including intersections of racism and ableism, in which authors and readers create new meanings of accessibility, identity, community, family, justice, normal, and human.
- This course has no prerequisites. It fulfills DIV requirements. Students will participate in synchronous or asynchronous discussions, write short responses to the readings, films, and podcasts, and complete a final paper of 4-5 pages or a project in another format. Please contact instructor Joanne Woiak for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). The course is designed to provide flexibility in how you access the content and how you show your engagement with the material in online learning format.
- Readings: We will read two novels and several short stories. You can find the books that we'll read to read/download from UW Libraries as digital copies. Copies of the books will also be available for purchase at the University Bookstore on the Ave. Additional required readings will all be available on Canvas.
DIS ST / HSTCMP 402 & 502 Topics in Disability History, Instructor: Joanne Woiak, Summer A-Term, hybrid learning. Topic: Devices & Designs: Histories of (In)Accessible America [fulfills Subfield B Historical & Global, and Disability Studies Graduate Certificate elective] Canvas syllabus: https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1643330
- Hybrid Learning course delivery plan:
- Mondays: asynchronous lectures, podcasts & webinars
- Tuesdays: class meets on Zoom, 1:50-4:00pm
- Wednesdays: class meets both in the on-campus classroom and on Zoom, 1:50pm - 4:00pm
- Thursdays: class meets both in the on-campus classroom and on Zoom, 1:50pm - 4:00pm
- NOTE: This course can be completed online and asynchronously. All materials will be available for asynchronous access.
- Course 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. Topics this Summer will focus on disability activist movements, histories of medicine and technology in the lives of disabled and D/deaf people, design, material culture, and accessibility. Required readings will be: Jaipreet Virdi, Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History (2020); Bess Williamson, Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design (2019). The course content 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 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. Students will participate in synchronous or asynchronous discussions, write short responses to the readings, films, and podcasts, and complete a final paper of 4-5 pages or a project in another format. Please contact instructor Joanne Woiak for further information (email@example.com).
DIS ST/ LSJ / CHID 332 B (SLN 11110) Disability and Society: Access & Inclusion in Outdoor Recreation, Instructor: Jason Naranjo, Summer Full Term, dates of instruction TBD, hybrid learning [fulfills Subfield C Diversity, Representation, Identity]
- This course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply learning from the field of Disability Studies in the community with people with disability. Through use of service-learning, academic texts, and contemporary media we will explore the following areas of study: a) access & barriers to inclusive play and recreation, b) allyship and social change, and c) the importance of outdoor play and recreation across the lifespan. This course will be taught through a partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation: https://outdoorsforall.org/
- Hybrid & Service Learning course delivery plan: In person class meetings will be organized around service learning in the community. This course requires you to be at parks and other outdoor recreation spaces in Seattle for five to seven days spread June 20th–August 18th. You will choose from a range of instructional and support roles across a variety of summer recreational activities including but not limited to day camps, rock climbing, paddle sports, and cycling. Days and times of service-learning in the community will depend on the recreational activities that you choose to support.. Opportunities for both day and evening participation will be available Monday–Friday with some opportunity for weekends. Online seminar meetings will happen from 12pm-2pm on 06.23, 07.21, & 08.04.