Claim Your Education
This required course at Douglass introduces you to foundational concepts in understanding the status of women, literature, and leadership. Participate in critical conversations, chart out a 4 year academic plan, meet with powerful feminist leaders from around the world, and learn to write and present academic research. Discuss systems of power, prepare for the diverse global workforce, and connect to Douglass programs and resources.
Knowledge and Power classes form tight-knit bonds as they discuss big ideas, share lived experiences, and empower each other to succeed.
Peer mentoring through the Barbara Voorhees Mentoring Program is one of the many layers of mentorship available to students at Douglass. The program pairs peer mentors with students taking Knowledge and Power, offering advice on navigating Rutgers, academic tips, and more!
Four times during each semester, all sections of the class meet together for a plenary. These engaging gatherings usually feature a speaker and always spur meaningful conversations among participants. Guests have included award-winning artists, film-makers, and activists such as The Mothers of the Movement.
Students in Knowledge and Power have opportunities to build bonds with classmates, staff, and alumnae. Each student also completes an interview project with a professional in their field of interest, offering a chance for students to connect with professionals and learn more about an industry.
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Students who successfully enroll in Douglass should automatically be able to register for the course.