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Women’s Studies Programs

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Women’s Studies Minor

This minor is open to all students who want an introduction to women’s studies. You’ll get to craft your own curriculum by choosing from interdisciplinary courses in topics such as women and literature, witchcraft and witch hunts, history of women in the United States, gender roles and communication, and philosophical theories of feminism. 

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Program Highlights

  • An understanding of gender in both historical and contemporary contexts
  • Knowledge regarding the intersections of gender with race, nationality, class, sexuality, and disability
  • The development of expert critical-thinking, problem-solving, speaking and communication skills
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue education



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.