Language and Learning Seminar Course (LLS1000)

Language and Learning Seminar Course (LLS1000) Course Time for 2023/24:

LLS1000 will take place on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is an in-person course taking place at York’s Keele campus.

Course Objectives

The course is intended primarily to assist students with disabilities in their transition to university studies at York. Students at other levels may enroll but need to understand that the focus is geared towards the first-year experience.

In the Fall term students are introduced to theories of academic success such as Grit, Growth Mindset, and the Five Senses of Success Model. Students will develop an understanding of the medical model and the social model of disability, as well as the etiology of a variety of disabilities, self-advocacy and the work of advocates who fight for inclusion. Students will also develop an understanding of the theory of intersectionality and will become familiar with the principles of universal design, the Human Rights Commission’s policy on accessible education and the AODA.

In the Winter term students will engage in conversation about health and wellness as well as career development. Stress and stress management techniques are reviewed, and students engage in mindfulness, breathing techniques, and yoga. Students are also provided with a framework to evaluate their own signs of stress and develop a resource to support their stress management. Students are then introduced to career development theories and topics of disability and career, such as disability disclosure in the workplace.

Throughout the course students will learn a variety of learning strategies to support academic success.

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