2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SLSP3075 Disability and Development
20 creditsClass Size: 45
Module manager: Dr Alison Sheldon
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualifications40 credits at evle 2 in Sociology/Social policy or related discipline
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe module will draw on scholarship from disability studies and development studies in order to explore both the creation and position of disabled people in the global south. Attention will be paid to the role that various agents of development play in improving disabled people's situation, and the usefulness of rights based approaches and Community Base Rehabilitation will be critically evaluated.
ObjectivesThe module explores a rich tradition of scholarsip in the area of disability studies and pplies them to the context of development studies. It draws upon a broad range of case studies to engage students in critical debates and analysis.
1. have a thorough grounding in theories relating to disability in the context of development studies.
2. have an appreciation of the way understanding of disabilities articulates with varying cultural norms.
3. have a critical awareness of policy interventions around disability in 'developing' countries.
4. be able to critically assess the factors underlying differential patterns of impairment and prevalence of impairments across different countries and among different population groups.
Models and definitions of disability which underlie policy and practice will be critically reviewed, with particular reference to definitions developed by the WHO and organisations of disabled people. The way in which the incidence of impairment and the experience of disability varies by gender will be assessed.
The role of 'carers' and of the wider community in facilitating capabilities of disabled people being fully realised (or inhibited) will be considered, as will the experience of disabled people within the education system and the wider economy. Finally, the impact of policy and the contribution of donors, NGOs and organisations of disabled people to a fuller claim on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship will be addressed.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||179.00|
|Total Contact hours||21.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyPreparation for tutorials 75 hours
Preparation for assessment 75 hours
Writing assessment 78 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents will be given on-going feedback in tutorials and open doors.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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