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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 02/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission 05/15/2016 06/03/2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 5. Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.0
Area of Study: Anthropology & Sociology Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Want to walk the streets that Martin Luther King, Jr. walked to protest segregation and to help pass the Civil Rights Act in 1964? Want to learn first hand from community residents who participated in the greatest civil rights story never told? Want to earn 4 credits (and fulfill your F9 and F11 Foundations requirements) by studying King’s sociological approach to nonviolent social change while living for 3 weeks in America’s oldest city ten minutes from one of its nicest beaches?
Then consider taking the MLK Maymester in St. Augustine, which will be taught by Professors Tom McGowan and Luther Ivory, May 15th – June 3rd on the campus of Flagler College. Total cost of the Maymester is $2,000 and includes housing, four credits, all course fees, course readings and several group meals. Students are responsible for paying the cost of transportation to and from St. Augustine and for purchasing most of their own meals during their three week stay.
Want to learn more? Then check out this 3 minute trailer from the documentary filmDare Not Walk Alone about what King called “the long hot summer” of 1964 in St. Augustine:  and this 5 minute mini-documentary about the MLK Maymester produced by Rhodes’ own Becca Martin, ’15: 

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 15 - June 3, 2015

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

The Estimated Cost of the program: $2000.  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.