Faculty of Society and Economics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Society and Economics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences Globalisation is a highly influential force that is not only increasing the interrelatedness between nation states, but also redefining organisations, institutions and individuals’ everyday lives. In professional contexts, this manifests itself in higher mobility requirements for employees. In fact, mobility and intercultural experience are becoming must-have strategies for professional careers. Societies themselves are changing, too, as they find themselves increasingly characterised by their levels of diversity and heterogeneous ways of living.
This raises the question for social, political and economic actors of how they can best deal with growing diversity and the challenges it brings. The Gender and Diversity bachelor’s programme delves into questions related to these developments by examining the processes behind these new trends. As a student, you’ll acquire the fundamental knowledge and methods needed for their analysis. Moreover, you’ll obtain profound theoretical and practical knowledge of the instruments of equal opportunities and diversity management, as well as acquire specific competencies that are crucial for tackling the emerging challenges facing organisations, institutions and companies. This requires prolonged study and a profound understanding of the key concepts of ‘gender’ and ‘diversity’.
Gender – the construction of gender and gender relations – is a central mechanism for the production and reproduction of social realities. This is significant for various societal contexts. Diversity refers to different forms of living together and, beyond that, to belonging to different social groups, whether based on age, biological sex, citizenship, heritage, religion, sexuality, colour of skin or disability.
Faculty of Society and Economics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany