Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Tokyo, Japan
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
Now entering their fifth decade, the Paralympic Games have long represented an opportunity for extraordinarily talented disabled athletes to compete before global audiences. This international competition has grown to include dozens of countries and thousands of elite athletes. But in that time the Paralympics have also come to exemplify changing understandings of disability, worldwide--reflecting emergent cultural expectations about inclusion, new laws, and the dramatic growth of an international disabled rights movement. For Drexel students, attending the games in Tokyo offers a chance to see, first hand, dramatic athletic attainment and also to witness twenty-first century ideas of equity around disability, in action.
The Japan Paralympics ICA is intended for students who have completed either the 1-credit course, “Disability, Sport and the Paralympics” (taught quarterly by History and CNHP faculty during AY 2019-2020), where they will think critically about sports in society in the broadest sense, and about disabled athletics as one among many other cases of “diversity” OR they may take the 4-credit History 341 “Disabilities in History.” They will learn about the historical origins of the Paralympic games, their relationship to the Olympics over time, and the complex geopolitics of this immense undertaking.
Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for HIST T180 Japan Paralympics 1 credit in their summer term course load. Students must leave room for the 1 credit in their credit load when registering for summer term, or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum.
Pre-requisite: Students who have taken HIST 341 Disabilities or HIST T180/HSAD T180 Disability, Sport and the Paralympics
previously or during summer 2020 term are eligible to apply. This pre-requisite may be waived with permission of the instructor.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Knowles, Department Head and Professor of History
Arrival Date: August 24, 2020 (Depart US August 23)
Departure Date: August 31, 2020
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.
Itinerary OverviewAugust 24: Arrival Day (Depart US August 23)
Due April 1, 2020 $500 Advance Payment
Due June 1, 2020 $320 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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