0783 Selected Diversity Dimensions and Intersectionality
Dr. Andrea Elizabeth Romo Perez
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/02/21 to 10/06/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 11/02/21 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.0.002
Tuesday 11/09/21 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM EA.6.032
Wednesday 11/24/21 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/07/21 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/21/21 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 01/11/22 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.0.04

The course covers selected dimensions of diversity; including age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation, and social class. Dimension-specific theoretical, social, and organizational approaches will be examined and explained.  Different examples and related intersectional case studies at national, regional and global levels will be discussed.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will be able to reflect theoretically on their dimension-specific knowledge,  and link it to the field of diversity management, as well as to apply this knowledge to different practical contexts and case studies. In addition, they will have the ability to discuss critically and analyze social and organizational scenarios and experiences through individual dimensions as well as doing so from an intersectional perspective. Students will have a good understanding of different intersectional experiences of privilege and marginalization, inclusion and exclusion processes, and the ways in which these processes can be, and have been influenced at a social and organizational level. 

Attendance requirements

Mandatory attendance

Simple attendance is a basic requirement for continuous assessment courses (prüfungsimmanenten Lehrveranstaltungen (PI-LV)).

Should there be an important reason for absence, then a maximum of 20% of the entire course duration can be missed. In case of more than 20% absence, the course must be repeated. For absenteeism, confirmation (for example a medical certificate) must be submitted.
Important reasons are, according to the examination regulations of the WU, any that are beyond the disposition of the student (illness, accident, death of a close relative). Vocational obligations are not considered an important reason in the sense of the examination regulations, since these are at the disposition of the students.

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Lectures on diversity dimensions
  • Reading and analyzing scientific literature
  • Discussions and in-class group work
  • Presentations
  • Analyzing newspaper articles and film/video excerpts
  • Individual and group reflections

Total points to be achieved (a minimum of 60 points)

  • Reflection on literature and reflection assignment 25 points 
  • Short exam 15 points
  • In-class group work activities and individual participation 20 points
  • Group presentation 40 points

Grading scheme: very good: 90-100 points, good: 81-89 points, satisfactory: 72-80 points, sufficient: 60- 71 points, fail: 0-59 points.



Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

To be eligible for the course, students must have completed the basic course (Grundkurs), the strategic diversity management course (Strategisches Diversitätsmanagement), and the diversity in teams course (Diversität in Teams).

Availability of lecturer(s)


Unit details
Unit Date Contents
1 19.10.2021

General introduction, understanding intersectionality, group formation and division of tasks, presentation and discussion of the social class dimension: definition of terms and concepts

2 09.11.2021

Presentation and discussion of gender and sexual orientation dimensions: definition of terms and concepts, and discussion of cases/scenarios.

3 24.11.2021

Presentation of guest lecturers, speakers or invited experts

4 07.12.2021

Presentation and discussion of ethnicity, religion and belief dimensions: definition of terms and concepts, and discussion of cases/scenarios.

5 21.12.2021

Presentation and discussion of age and disability dimensions: definition of terms and concepts and discussion of cases/scenarios

6 11.01.1022

Group presentations and completion of the course

Last edited: 2022-01-14