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Why Freshmen Segregate Themselves

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Title: Why Freshmen Segregate Themselves
Author(s): Chen, Jer
Subject(s): Freshmen Segregation Comfort 2009 Spring RHET102
Issue Date: 2009
Series/Report: RHET102 College Writing IIProf. Eileen LagmanRhetoric 102 Race and the University is the second course in the year long composition requirement at the University of Illinois. Students build their academic writing skills and develop research strategies with the ultimate goal of completing an in-depth research project. As part of the Ethnography of the University Initiative, this course asks students to examine the ways that race is understood, represented, performed and remembered on campus in order to examine specific issues surrounding race and racism and to examine the culture of the university. While reading about important issues in contemporary race discussions, students choose a race-related issue on campus to research through firsthand experience with interviews, field observations, and text analysis in order to create their own original scholarly work.
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Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-07-19

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    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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