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Title:Junior and senior student perceptions of challenging courses
Author(s):ANTH 285_06-04
Abstract:This project examines junior and senior students’ the academic experiences and their definition of difficult courses at ISU. On the basis of ten interviews, the study shows that students attend college and this university for the purpose of learning and developing social skills. When students reflect on their experiences in difficult courses, and discuss how it has shaped their understanding of themselves and of university, it becomes clear that most students actually enjoy challenging courses that make them think.
Issue Date:2006-12-15
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-08-22

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  • Student Communities and Culture
    The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.

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