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Cancer Activism: Motivation for health or the cause?

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Title: Cancer Activism: Motivation for health or the cause?
Author(s): 09spRHET105A
Subject(s): Cancer Activism Biking Illini 4000 RHET 105 2009 Spring
Issue Date: 2009
Series/Report: RHET105 Principles of CompositionProf. Kristin McCannThere are three main components to this course: reading, composition, research. Readings focused on issues related to ‘difference’ and higher education, and the composing students did for this class included in-class writing, reading responses, and essays that build toward a research project of students’ choosing. This course drew upon students’ expertise as current U of I students and provided a space for them to ‘inquire into’--to ask questions about—spaces they encounter on a daily basis. Throughout this course, we considered what the university ‘is’ and regarded ‘difference’ as an area of inquiry within the university’s narratives. Another area of concentration was “ethnography,” and students gained practice in the basic skills of ethnographic research—i.e., observation, interviewing, artifact analysis. Such practice was built into various assignments/students’ own research project.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/13110
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-07-18
 

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