Apr 20, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Women’s Studies (A.A., Purdue only)

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Program: A.A.
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 35F ~ 260-481-6711 ~ ipfw.edu/wost

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of major issues in feminism.
  • Demonstrate basic awareness of ways in which feminist scholarship has affected the subject matter of at least two arts and sciences disciplines.
  • Have the education tools for pursuing the bachelor of arts in women’s studies.

Women’s studies is based on the premise that the study of women’s experiences, concerns, social roles, and creativity is essential to our knowledge of humankind and society. Feminist scholarship and theory provide the knowledge and analytical tools necessary for a gender-balanced perspective on our world, both past and present. The Women’s Studies Program affords you the opportunity to pursue feminist scholarship on women and gender through a variety of interdisciplinary courses. 

If you plan to continue for a bachelor’s degree with a major in women’s studies (see Part 5 ), you should take the second-year foreign-language courses as electives for the A.A.

Program Requirements

  • Credits in WOST prefixed or cross-referenced humanities or fine arts Credits: 3

  • Credits in WOST prefixed or cross-referenced social sciences or sciences Credits: 3

  • Additional credits in WOST prefixed or cross-referenced courses Credits: 6

Credits in the first year of a foreign language Credits: 8

Credits in a concentration with a grade of C or higher in each course (see below) Credits: 15-21

Additional credits in approved elective courses Credits: 4-12

Total credits with a graduation GPA of at least 2.00: 60-63

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