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NRSG 805 Understanding Disability through Mass Media
Credit hours: 2 per Semester
Cluster: Advanced Nursing Practice, Other


Course Level: Doctoral Intermediate

Course Type:


Course Open to: all

Institution:University of Kansas

Pre-requisites: Consent of Instructor

Course Description: This class is an overview of how mass media frames disability for the public. This course will focus on issues related to disability and the mass media representation including journalism, TV, film, advertising, and the internet. Topics discussed will be the various models of media representation of disability, the impact of stigma in mass media disabilities, content created by and for people with disabilities, news about disability rights in the US society, and "hidden" disabilities. Also considered will be the healthcare response to these images and to people with disabilities. The course will be offered online in a synchronous format.


Method of Instruction: Online - some synchronous activities involved

Delivery Platform: Blackboard

Campus visits required: None

Course Contact: Katharine Garrity



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: Open to master's students.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: 1001
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 3
Credits: 2 / Semester
Start Date: 06-02-20
End Date: 07-24-20


Section: 1001
Instructor: Moya Peterson
Seats: 3
Credits: 2 / Semester
Start Date: 06-07-22
End Date: 07-29-22

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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