Disability and Inequality

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Disability and Inequality

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Women's and Gender Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to explore disability as an equality issue. The module discusses current theories
    or models of disability and analyses the economic, political, social and cultural implications of these
    differing perspectives. The impact of the modern disability movement and the emergence of disability as a
    socio-political phenomenon are examined. In the context of equality, differing approaches to research and
    legislation in the field of disability are explored. Particular attention is also given to issues of
    impairment, gender, employment patterns and minority social status with regard to how these interact with
    disability. This module is taught by Dr. Pat McDonnell, author of Disability and Society: Ideological and
    Historical Dimensions (2007).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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