FYIS - First-Year Seminar ISLE

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

FYIS 102E.  First-Year Seminar: Monsters in Movies: Disability in the Horror Genre   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Helps students critically examine how the horror genre contributes to bias against people with physical, mental, cognitive and social disabilities. Students are asked to reflect and discuss how promoting fear with villains and characters portraying characteristics of, and in some cases explicitly stated, exceptionalities can lead to unintentional bias, ableism and a lack of public acceptance. Students are also asked to read relevant scholarship on ability representation, exploitation of people with exceptionalities, and current debates/dilemmas. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement. Course includes diversity content.