4699 Selected Diversity Dimensions and Intersectionality
Dr. Andrea Elizabeth Romo Perez
Contact details
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  • Weekly hours
  • Language of instruction
02/08/22 to 03/01/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/09/22 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.21
Wednesday 03/23/22 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.21
Wednesday 04/06/22 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.21
Wednesday 05/04/22 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 05/18/22 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.21
Wednesday 06/01/22 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.21


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, statistical data, and related 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 apply it to different practical contexts. 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 and knowledge of intersectional realities of privilege and marginalization, and inclusion and exclusion processes related to the different dimensions. Student will also understand and discuss 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 (4 assigments) 25 points 
  • Short exam 15 points
  • In-class group work activities and individual participation 20 points
  • Group presentation (last session) 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)

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Unit details

Unit Date Contents

General introduction, understanding intersectionality, group formation and division of tasks, presentation and discussion of the social class dimension: definition and discussion of theoretical knowledge and concepts. Discussion of cases/scenarios/statistical data.


Presentation and discussion of gender and sexual orientation dimensions. Definition and discussion of theoretical knowledge and concepts, and discussion of cases/scenarios/statistical data.


Presentation and discussion of ethnicity, religion and belief dimensions. Definition and discussion of theoretical knowledge and concepts, and discussion of cases/scenarios.


Presentation of guest lecturers, speakers or invited experts


Presentation and discussion of age and disability dimensions. Definition and discussion of theoretical knowledge and concepts, and discussion of cases/scenarios.


Group presentations and completion of the course

Last edited: 2022-01-14