May 27, 2018  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2014-2015 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 ~

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • The major concepts of feminist critical analysis, including gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality, ability, and age, and the complexities of their intersections
  • How gender is socially and historically constructed, how it relates to systems of power, privilege, and oppression, and how it impacts women’s lives
  • The history and importance of feminist thought and activism in the U.S. and around the globe
  • Ability to demonstrate effective reading, speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills through the work they complete in women’s studies courses
  • Ability to apply feminist perspectives to a range of issues
  • Ability to apply feminist perspectives across disciplines

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.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses  

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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