AbstractThis activity builds on Peggy McIntosh’s discussion and reflection on privilege through interactive learning. The concept of “privilege” is a foundational term to understand power and the reproduction of social inequalities for introductory and lower level sociology courses. Many activities have been developed to illustrate the effect of privilege to...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 100
- Class Size(s):
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students should be able to clearly explain able body privilege.
- Students should be able to assess and critically examine various campus locations through the lens of accessibility and able-body privilege.
- Students should be able to describe the concept of conferred dominance and the reproduction of privilege within the design of campus spaces.
- Instructor led discussion of how able body privilege is present in everyday life and is a part of the structure of society.
- Group observation and assessment activity of the assigned campus space provides an opportunity to visualize privilege embedded in the design and structure of common campus spaces.
- Individual written reflection and class discussion provides the opportunity to describe examples of conferred dominance in the group observations and to construct a list of campus specific physical ability privilege.
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