034.009 Gender- und Diversitätskompetenz
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to......

- Gender and Diversity Competence
- Basic knowledge about intersectionality
- Knowledge about the process of creating awareness of language and the "Unconscious Biases

Subject of course

While much has been done at the constitutional level in recent years from a gender equality perspective in terms of socio-politics and gender and diversity is increasingly being implemented in companies as a future competence, we are currently still experiencing structural gender and diversity-specific disadvantages and discrimination. Gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, disability, age, religion/belief and social origin/social status continue to give rise to inequalities, discrimination, hierarchies, inclusion and exclusion mechanisms and different positions in society.
In order to understand these connections, the FVO answers the following questions and develops answers to them in a co-creative process:
- What do the terms gender and diversity actually mean, what constructions are behind them? What do we understand by intersectionality?
- Where do we encounter "Doing Gender" and why does gender affect us all - regardless of gender?
- What is the Unconscious Bias? How can we work to detect, question and avoid prejudices and stereotyping?
- How can language influence the process of creating awareness and change our thinking and acting?
Why gender and diversity affect us all: Introduction to terminology and theories
"Doing Gender", "Doing Ethnicity", etc: The reproduction of stereotypes in everyday life and the power of language
The intersectionality paradigm and the interlocking of diversity dimensions
Group presentations and conclusion of the course Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Teaching methods

- Content input
- Discussions in the plenum
- Group exercises
- Written reflection
- Presentations

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

"This course may be taken as an elective course for the Gender and Diversity Competency Supplemental Certificate. More information about the certificate can be found here."

With the certificate Gender and Diversity Competence, graduates prove their competence in the consideration of gender and diversity aspects.

Prerequisite for the issuance of the certificate is the completion of courses from the following list in the amount of at least 16 ECTS.

Three courses amounting to 7 ECTS must be completed; for the remaining 9 ECTS, all courses from the list "Optional Courses" can be chosen.

List of courses can be found here.

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  • Palucki, Maciej Tadeusz


Examination modalities

- Final group work and presentation
- Written individual reflection  

Course registration

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