Disability Representation in Society

Discovery Core Experience: I&S Courses

B CORE 115

60-Second Syllabus: Disability Representation in SocietyIndividuals and Societies Icon

About This Course: 

This course provides students with introductory knowledge of disability studies (DS), a growing multi-disciplinary field that investigates, critiques, and enhances Western society’s understanding of disability. Students will be introduced to a critical framework for recognizing how people with disabilities have experienced disadvantages and exclusion because of personal and societal responses to their impairments. We will explore how disability activists and scholars have re-conceptualized disability from a more empowering social-political and human rights perspective, as an element of human diversity/variation and a source of community.


Dr. Mo West (She/Her/Hers)

School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Picture of Mo WestAbout Dr. West:

  • University of Washington Seattle, WA PhD, Nursing
  • The Catholic University of America Washington, DC MS, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA BS, Nursing
  • Contact:

  • Location: UW1-237
  • Phone: 425.352.5366
  • Email: mowest@uw.edu
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