Women and War in the 20th Century

A bronze monument depicting a nurse tending to a wounded soldier, while another nurse looks towards the sky.

The Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, DC, dedicated to the women of the United States who served in the war. (Image courtesy of Cliff on flickr. License CC BY.)


MIT Course Number

21H.381J / WGS.222J

As Taught In

Fall 2015



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This seminar examines women's experiences during and after war, revolution, and genocide. The focus of the course is mostly on the 20th century and on North America, Europe and the Middle East.

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Lerna Ekmekcioglu. 21H.381J Women and War in the 20th Century. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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