3907796: CF_Diversity and Intersectionality

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Semester:SS 15
Scheduled in semester:1-6
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)


  • Concepts, theories and models of diversity
  • Managing Diversity
  • Theoretical, political and legal concepts of intersectionality
  • Interlocking types of discrimination
  • Methods to develop diversity+ competencies
  • Equality and the right to be different

Lecture Goals

Participants are able …

  • to explain the basic concepts, theories and models of diversity
  • to explain the basic theoretical, political and legal concepts of intersectionality
  • to apply Diversity Management tools
  • to analyse situations of interlocking discrimination
  • to develop their own set of diversity+ competences
  • to do presentations in English

Understanding the dynamics of difference, promoting equal opportunity and valuing diversity are highly esteemed skills in the diversified and globalized labour market.


Lectures Method

Lectures and workshops


Required reading for the first meeting

Thomas, D.A., Ely, R.J. (1996), "Making differences matter: a new paradigm for managing diversity", Harvard Business Review, Vol. 74 No.5, pp.79-90.

Exam Modalities

50 % developing a case study (group work)
50 % individual work presentation

Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)


Cross-faculty elective subject:
Notice the special Multi-stage allocation process.


  • P-FU_Diversity and Intersectionality (SS 15, in Bewertung)