ESP Biography

COLIN YAP, Yale sophomore studying chemistry and education!

Major: Chemistry

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Colin Yap is from San Francisco and is currently studying Chemistry and Education at Yale. He likes long walks on the beach and cliches. In addition to STEM, he loves writing and music, and went to an arts high school where he focused on creative writing.

Past Classes

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Hip Hop as Poetry in Sprout Fall 17
How can we understand modern hip hop as a kind of poetry? What devices does it have at its disposal to create meaning and connect with its audience? This class examines the structural aspects of rhyme, syncopation, and the interaction between beats and lyrics that produces meaning in different songs. To this end, we will not only be listening to hip hop but also analyzing what is and isn't effective in song writing (and writing in general). A few artists we will listen to: Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, Noname Gypsy, Lin Manuel Miranda, Eric B. and Rakim, Mos Def, among others.