HSTCMP 402 A: Topics in Disability History

Summer 2024 A-term
Meeting:
MTWTh 1:50pm - 4:00pm / SMI 115
SLN:
11690
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
DIS ST 502 A , HSTCMP 502 A , DIS ST 402 A
Instructor:
Joanne Woiak
TOPIC: RACE, PLACE & FAMILY DISABILITY HISTORIES **** DISTANCE LEARNING. T AND TH: SYNCHRONOUS ON ZOOM. ALL OTHER LECTURES, PODCASTS, AND FILMS WILL BE ASYNCHRONOUS. HTTPS://CANVAS.UW.EDU/COURSES/17292 7 NOTE: THIS COURSE CAN BE COMPLETED ASYNCHRONOUSLY. INSTRUCTOR: JOANNE WOAIK JWOIAK@UW.EDU
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

DIS ST / HSTCMP 402 & 502 Topics in Disability History

Instructor: Joanne Woiak

Summer 2024 A-Term, distance learning

Topic: Race, Place, and Family Disability History 

Book cover An Archive of Skin, an Archive of Kin by Adria ImadaBook cover Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum by Antonia Hylton

This course fulfills Subfield B Historical & Global for the Disability Studies Major and Minor, and fulfills a Disability Studies Graduate Certificate elective.

Welcome! This course is designed to provide flexibility in how you access the content and how you show your engagement with the material. I understand that these are unique circumstances and transitional times, and I’m here to support you. I’m looking forward to teaching and learning with you this quarter!

Distance learning course delivery plan:

  • UPDATED: This will be an entirely DISTANCE LEARNING course. Synchronous class on Zoom will meet only on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:50-4:00pm. All other lectures, podcasts, and films will be asynchronous.

  • NOTE: This course can be completed 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. 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 (jwoiak@uw.edu).

 

Readings (these books plus additional articles):

  • Adria Imada, An Archive of Skin, An Archive of Kin: Disability and Life-Making during Medical Incarceration (University of California Press, 2022)
  • Antonia Hylton, Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum (Legacy Lit, 2024)

 

Catalog Description:
Analysis of topics in the histories of disabled people, disability activism, society's perceptions of disability, and connections with other social movements and categories. Recommended: DIS ST 230/CHID 230/LSJ 230. Offered: jointly with DIS ST 402; AWSpS.
GE Requirements Met:
Diversity (DIV)
Social Sciences (SSc)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
June 11, 2024 - 7:57 pm