Telluride Association Sophomore Seminars



TASS, held on two college campuses, is a free, six-week program in which rising juniors interested in African-American studies explore this area and other topics that address diversity in society. After convening for a three-hour seminar each weekday morning with two college professors, students spend the remainder of the day completing reading, writing and oral-presentation assignments with the assistance of college-age tutors; watching films related to their seminar topic; and attending guest lectures. Undergraduate student-tutors live in residence halls with TASS pupils, working with them on critical reading and writing skills. Outside the classroom, boys and girls have opportunities to attend cultural events and explore the host institution.

General Info

Name Telluride Association Sophomore Seminars
Location Ithaca, NY
Year-round Contacts 607-273-5011
Program Focuses & Features African-American Studies, Medicine/Healthcare, Theater
Grade Range (rising grades) 11
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 16-17
Application Deadline January
Director Ellen Baer, Administrative Director
Residential Fee Free. 6 weeks.
Year Established 1993
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 2 sessions, 6 weeks long


Ellen Baer, Administrative Director