BC Makes History with New Disabilities Course

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Brooklyn College is making history by offering a course that examines critical disability theory for the first time ever this spring. “AMST. 3710 – Disability in America” allows students to zero in on the multitude of ways that ideas about ability and disability are being reflected and shaped by American culture.

 “I think it’s really important that we start to really understand how to use language that’s appropriate around people with disabilities, how to make sure that we all understand our own disability identity as we age, and how to kind of break down the stigmas around disability,” said Music Professor Jensen-Moulton, who pushed to make the American Studies course come to life.