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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU4011 Sem in Learning Diff, Politics & Culture


This 4000-level seminar focuses on the concept of ‘learning disability’ from multiple perspectives, with an emphasis on how these perspectives may play a role in shaping self-concept and modes of enactment for individuals who have been labeled with some form of LD. The course will examine the LD concept through multiple lenses, including the historical evolution of the LD concept; clinical, medical and scientific frames of reference; legal and educational policy and practices; the place of LD within American culture and society; multi-cultural and trans-national dimensions; lived experience; and economic and political modes of analysis. The main focus of the first ten weeks of the seminar will be to achieve a common sense of how the LD concept has evolved and may continue to change in the future. In the last five weeks, students complete a final project that seeks to challenge and extend what it means to have a learning difference in contemporary society. Students will write a short topic paper in each of the first ten weeks, and then take a comprehensive exam before spending the last five weeks using seminar discussion and independent research to develop a formal presentation and 10-15 page paper on a topic of their choosing. Credits: 3.000 HUM 3001  

WRT 3011  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C And ART 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or COM 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or EDU 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C OrLIT 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or HUM 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or NSC 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or SOC 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C AndEDU 2011  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or EDU 2021  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or EDU 2031  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or EDU 2051  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or PSY 2071  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or SOC 2021  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C