Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA Academic Staffmanuela.firstname.lastname@example.org T: +43 1 606 68 77-3112 F: +43 1 606 68 77-3109 Room: A.2.14 Favoritenstraße 226 1100 WienLectures 2020/21Social Work> Gender and Diversity SE Social Work moreGender and Diversity SELector: Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA1SWS2ECTSLecture contentsStudents receive insight into the historical development of feminist topics, gender and diversity theories and concepts, whereby the difference and diversity, as well as processes of differentiation, are given concrete form through the core criteria of diversity. Diversity concepts are discussed, taking into consideration societal power relationships and social inequality, and put in the context of mechanisms of discrimination. Furthermore, dealing with discrimination with those concerned, personal positioning and experiences, and the consequences for professional relationships, are discussed. Central concepts like construction and deconstruction or doing gender are illustrated. The students learn to reflect about their own societal role, their knowledge and their experiences in relation to diversity criteria. The integration of gender and diversity aspects in communication and intervention strategies by students is of central importance here. Additionally, the students get to know concrete approaches to work for Social Work, which build on concepts of social inequality.Assessment methodsFinal examTeaching methodsLecture, working in small groups, discussion, guided reflectionLanguageGerman-English> Social Work Theories ILV Social Work moreSocial Work Theories ILVLector: Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA2SWS4ECTS> Perspectives of Political Science ILV Social Work morePerspectives of Political Science ILVLector: Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA, Mag.a Dr.in Irene Messinger2SWS4ECTSLecture contentsIn this course students are introduced to the foundations and terminology of political processes, political communication and the aggregation of interests. Given concepts such as nation, democracy, public realm, political culture or power, central perspectives of political action in social work will be communicated. Subsequently, given select political fields, students are given the opportunity to analyse the connections between politics and social work and learn to develop political action in the tension between representative systems and non-formalised areas of politics.Assessment methodsImmanent ExaminationLanguageGerman-English> Social Work Theories ILV Social Work moreSocial Work Theories ILVLector: Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA2SWS4ECTSPublications The publications of Manuela Hofer written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.