The UGR offers course on sexual and gender identity

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 08:15
Cartel course on sexual and gender identity at the UGR


The six colours of the rainbow flag, a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride and social movements


The Equality and Conciliation Unit of the University of Granada has organised a course on sexual and gender identity titled “Universidad: Identidades Sexuales y de Género”, which will be held at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology from 18 April to 11 May 2018.

Some of objectives of this course are: to raise awareness of the reality of non-normative sexual and gender identities, to learn about the legal frameworks governing these topics at the regional and national levels, and to discover how to make use of the ideas of non-binary gender theories, such as queer theory and post-structural feminism.

The course also aims to provide the student community with practical know-how which is directly applicable, such as skills on how to raise awareness of harassment and mistreatment of people with non-normative genders, as well as how to develop actions that favour these individuals in different social spheres.

The training sessions will attempt to shed light on essential issues such as the difference between sexual and gender identity, the meaning and key aspects of these two identities, the depathologisation of homosexuality, and the history of LGBTIQ activism. At the end of the programme, participants will share their reflexions and ideas and debates will be held on the topics they have explored during the course.

The contents of the course will be taught by some outstanding instructors: Miguel Lorente Acosta, Director of the Equality and Conciliation Unit of the UGR; Francisca C. Rodríguez Espejo, a teacher of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) at the IES Zaidín; Amets Suess Schwend, Doctor in Social Anthropology (UGR) and Antonio López Delgado, psychologist and sexologist at the Institute of Sexology Al-Andalus in Granada.

You can sign up to the course and find out further information via the following website:

The programme will consist of 30 hours of training, divided up into 10 sessions of 3 hours each. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate and may obtain recognition for one ECTS credit, as long as they attend 80% of the sessions.

Course dates: 18 April – 11 May

Venue: Classroom 16 of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, UGR

Registration deadline: 13 April


Contact information:

Equality and Conciliation Unit

Phone: +34 958 246 281 / + 34 958 240 543

Email: @email