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.
|Name||Telluride Association Sophomore Seminars|
|Program Focuses & Features||African-American Studies, Medicine/Healthcare, Theater|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||11|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 16-17|
|Director||Ellen Baer, Administrative Director|
|Residential Fee||Free. 6 weeks.|
|Dates & Sessions||June-Aug; 2 sessions, 6 weeks long|