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If you have an interest in African culture, history and politics, the Africana House is the perfect fit for you! You will be introduced to a wide variety of cultures in Africa and the African Diaspora and have the opportunity to explore gender and other contemporary development issues. Each semester the course explores a different topic, and in past years students have travelled internationally.
The Human Rights House is a community designed to examine human rights from a local to a global level. Students who live in the house research human rights policy, non-governmental organizations and social justice movements around the world. Through analysis of the legacy of women’s rights as human rights in particular, students create dialogue and social action around the most pressing global issues.
The Leadership Education at Douglass (LEAD) House is designed to explore the various elements of leadership and the role of women in politics. This is an experiential-based course. Students will develop skills and tools to be successful agents of social change through both group and individual exercises and they also travel to PLEN’s Women and Public Policy Seminar in DC during winter break.
In La Casa Hispanica, students will explore gender & Hispanic language and cultures, improving their language skills through immersion in daily foreign-language activities including speaking Spanish in the house on a regular basis. Each semester, the course explores a different topic.
The Women and Business House is a living learning community that offers students the opportunity to explore the various aspects of business ownership, from idea to design to implementation. Students will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and how others have succeeded, and they will also analyze the different ways that gender shapes the world of business.
The Women, Gender, and Creativity House gives students the opportunity to explore a range of art forms from film, creative writing, music, video, and the visual and performing arts. Over the year, students will develop their own projects, experience the arts in the New Jersey/New York area, and meet with a range of professional artists. Students even have their own art studio in-residence!
Interested in public health issues and their relation to women’s lives and communities? Students will learn about the public health challenges on the local & global levels. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about local public health initiatives and network with experts in the field.
This new house will explore the gendered history of the medical field, from the historic differential treatment of women and people of color in medical tests, to the persistent gendered segregation within medical professions. Students in this house will also learn about the practical elements of a career in medicine –from strategies for passing organic chemistry to exploring “non-traditional” medical careers.