Course Number & Name:  SOC 125 The Disabled and the Social Services

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the field of disability.  It includes discussion of types and characteristics of disability, the economic, psychological, and social effects on the disabled, and the function, value, and role of health and social agencies involved with the disabled.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss the historical treatment of the disabled;
  2. describe the meaning of disability;
  3. identify and explain a range of various types of disabilities;
  4. describe the social, psychological, and economic impact of disability on a person’s life;
  5. identify and describe social services and health care available to the disabled;
  6. examine policy and legislation for the disabled;
  7. discuss current services for the disabled; and
  8. describe the role of social service providers in working with the disabled and their families.


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