East Asian House

Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus
Douglass Residential College (open to DRC and non-DRC students)

The East Asian House explores the cultural, social, and political life of peoples of East Asia and is open to students who have a strong interest in exploring East Asian culture. It is one of the eight living-learning communities within the Global Village located in Jameson Hall on the Douglass Campus. It is a unique residential environment that combines curricular and co-curricular activities designed to enhance each student's overall college experience and provide her with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective global citizenship and leadership.   Students are offered opportunities to experience Asian culture first hand through field trips, film, and attendance at cultural events.

Open to new transfer and continuing female students

Participation Requirements
Students are enrolled in a year-long 3 credit house course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator. Past course topics include: Manga, pop culture, drama (Japanese Noh and Chinese opera), the convergence of old and new Asian values and philosophies and the relationship between gender, globalization and media. In the Fall or Spring, students are also required to take a 3 credit linked course of their choice with approval from their Learning Community Coordinator.

Application Process
There is a two-part application process for this community:

  1. Current students please click here
  2. Please note there is a separate application to the Living Learning Communities at Douglass.

For more information, please contact:

Ria DasGupta
Director, The Global Village, Douglass Residential College
E-mail: arianada@echo.rutgers.edu
Phone: (848) 932-3025

If you have questions about Douglass housing, please e-mail Lauren Zielinski: lzielins@echo.rutgers.edu