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Rhodes Maymester: The Sociology of Martin Luther King, Jr.
St. Augustine, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 10/30/2015 10/30/2015 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 5. Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.0
Area of Study: Anthropology & Sociology Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
(Updated 11/12/14)

The Sociology of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Practice: A Place-Based Study of King and the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement

This course introduces students to the sociological nature of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work through a place-based study of his role in the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement. In May and June 1964, King made repeated visits to St. Augustine in support of nonviolent civil disobedience protests against segregation. At the time a filibuster, led by a group of southern republican senators, was blocking the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The St. Augustine protests helped move the legislation forward, and the legislation was signed into law by President Johnson on July 2.

This 3 week intensive course will study the intellectual and sociological roots of King’s thought and explore how his understanding of our social condition, interactions, and social institutions shaped his interpretation of social problems and his leadership of the St. Augustine civil rights movement.

Course Credit:
ANSO 265; four credits and satisfies the F9 and F11.

Location and Dates:
St. Augustine, Florida (USA), headquartered at Flagler College. 
May 18 - June 5, 2015

Eligibility Requirements:
2.0 GPA and good academic and social standing.

The Estimated Cost of the program: $1500.  For additional details, please contact Professor McGowan.

Professor Tom McGowan,

Need-Based Scholarship Applicants:

Please note the December 1st deadline for scholarships. This is the deadline for all of your Maymester application materials to be completed and submitted to our office. You must submit BOTH your Need-Based Scholarship application AND your Off-Campus Study Application for the Maymester program, including your $500 deposit by this date. Please contact the Study Abroad Office if you have any questions.