New Frontiers in the Humanities

Race, Gender and Hip Hop

About the Project:

As part of the College’s “New Frontiers in the Humanities” initiative we are offering a series of innovative courses, available only for first-year students interested in studying the humanities. The courses are meant to introduce students to interdisciplinary research methods in the humanities.

This year’s course, entitled Race, Gender and Hip Hop explores the origins, developments and divergences of modern hip hop culture through the lens of gender, race and social violence.  Beginning in the shantytowns of Jamaica we follow a thematic and chronological arc through the Bronx, NY, to Los Angeles, CA as we investigate the complex relationship among art, politics and social life.

Students selected for the first year research program will have the opportunity to work closely with their instructor, Prof. Adam Guerin as they hone their ideas in an original research paper on a specific topic of their own choosing

The First-Year Research Associate Program at Eckerd College honors academically outstanding students with awards of up to $1,000. The program also provides the opportunity, during the freshman year, for the award winners to work closely with a sponsor (faculty or administrative personnel) on a project of mutual interest. Associates might assist with research for faculty publication or new courses, conduct scientific experiments, work with creative artists, or develop projects related to any phase of the academic, cultural, and social life of the college. Scholars are selected on the basis of achievement in high school and on the creativity and depth of responses to items on this application.​

Online submission due no later than February 1, 2019.
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Reference / Letter of Recommendation
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Eckerd College
Office of Admission
4200 54th Ave S. 
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Performance in high school coursework and standarized tests
Personal Responses
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