Universität Wien FIND

010037 FS Beyond the two sexes (2019W)

Inter- and transsexuality as a challenge to society and theology

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 06.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 13.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 20.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 27.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 04.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 11.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Intersexuality and transsexuality are two realities of life that stand at odds with the common binary paradigm of sexuality. In comparison to the common male-female-scheme, inter- and transsexuality are characterized by a biological ambiguity or an incongruence between an individual’s experience of their gender and body. Despite the lessening of discrimination in recent years (e.g. legal introduction of a “third option” in the Civil Status Act or the deletion of transsexuality from the list of mental illnesses in the ICD-11), inter- and transsexuals find themselves pushed to the margins in many ways. Both the church and society tend to view these phenomena as taboo and to label them as exotic or even pathological. Thus, the question remains as to how society and the church should deal with gender diversity differently.
This seminar reflects on inter- and transsexuality on special issues from different disciplines (biology, medicine, sociology, psychology, law, gender-studies, philosophy, theology etc.). We will focus on specific ethical challenges for theology and society when it comes to a culture of acceptance and recognition of inter- and transsexual persons.
Students will be asked to prepare presentations followed by group discussions. We also plan to invite individuals who identify as inter – or transsexual to enable an existential dialogue.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation as well as presentation with handout and written seminar paper (30.000 characters)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

regular and active participation (Moodle, discussion)
Evaluation: written seminar paper (51%), presentation with handout (30%), active participation (19%)

Examination topics

written seminar paper, presentation with handout

Reading list

Literatur wird beim ersten Termin des Seminars bekannt gegeben.

Association in the course directory

LV für Doktorat-/PhD-Studium, für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, 199 518 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, auslaufende Studienpläne: D31, DAM für 011 (11W); gilt auch als FRAUEN- UND GESCHLECHTERFORSCHUNG in jenen Studien der SPL 1, die eine entsprechende LV im Curriculum haben

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