Module Intercultural competence - Summer Term

Social Work and intercultural competence - the European perspective in the work with delinquents (English friendly)

LecturerChristiane Heigermoser
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits2
SemesterSummer Term
Admission Requirementsplease choose 1 out of 3 options in this area of competence
Objectives
  • Knowledge in comparing different resocialization systems/reoffending/work with juvenile and adult offenders within an European and International perspective.

Sociology of the Body and Disability (English friendly)

LecturerProf. Dr. Clemens Dannenbeck
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits2
SemesterSummer Term
Admission Requirementsplease choose 1 out of 3 options in this area of competence
Objectives
  • Culture, society and history are deeply inscribed in the human body. "Disability Studies", "Cultural Studies", "Queer Studies" or "Gender Studies" reflect the discourses of power that make a difference between what´s normal and what´s deviant. Looking at the body being a social and cultural construct offers a chance to intervene in social conditions.

Gender Competence and Gender Mainstreaming (English friendly)

LecturerProf. Dr. Barbara Thiessen
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits2
SemesterSummer Term
Admission Requirementsplease choose 1 out of 3 options in this area of competence
Objectives
  • Why do we need gender competence within social work?
  • One of the central tasks of social work is to recognize and to foster individuality and the developmental potential of addressees of social work.
  • Traditional gender hierarchies can be counterproductive in this matter.
  • The EU-concept of gender mainstreaming has been ratified, among others, by Germany. The concept has been inscribed, for instance, into SGB (social act) VIII for child- and youth services, and it is a central directive for charities and organizations in the field of social work. Gender competence is crucial for its implementation.
  • Within the course, we will research, methodologically deepen, and critically reflect upon implementations of gender mainstreaming in social entities.