PSYCH M139 - Perspectives on Autism and Neurodiversity
Seminar: Sem 1
Class ID: 328537200
Class Website: https://moodle2.sscnet.ucla.edu/course/view/17W-DISSTDM139-1
Closed: Class Full (10)
Physics and Astronomy Building Room 2748
Final Exam Information
March 23, 2017
Public Affairs Building 1222
This is a multiple-listed class
Disability Studies (DIS STD) M139 - Perspectives on Autism and Neurodiversity
Psychology (PSYCH) M139 - Perspectives on Autism and Neurodiversity
(Same as Disability Studies M139.) Seminar, three and one half hours. Genealogy of autism as diagnostic category and cultural phenomenon from its historical roots as new, rare, and obscure condition in early 1940s to its current contested status as minority identity and/or global epidemic. Examination of material sourced from various fields and disciplines invested in autism, including psychology, neuroscience, arts and humanities, popular media, anthropology, activism, and critical autism studies. Students encounter and analyze multiple perspectives on autism and put them in conversation with one another. Attention paid to way people on spectrum define, explain, and represent their own experiences of autism and discussion of what ramifications of these multiple framings are in context of autism intervention strategy and disability policy today. Letter grading.
General Education (GE)
This class does not satisfy any GE requirements.
This class does not satisfy the undergraduate Writing II requirement.
This class satisfies the following College/School diversity requirement:
- College of Letters and Science
- School of Music
- Psychology M139 is limited to junior/senior departmental premajors and majors on the priority and first enrollment passes.
- Any sophomore/junior/senior may enroll on the second pass, space permitting.
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