Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:Is the Pot Melting? Challenges of Interracial Relationships
Abstract:History has shown the progression of our country, in society’s acceptance of interracial dating. Our research primarily focused on interracial relationships between heterosexual, Caucasian-Asian couples at the University of Illinois. We asked if couples faced internal and external challenges based on race at the University of Illinois. Through interviews and surveys, we found that couples cannot be generalized into one category and that each couple’s situation is unique. While most couples seemed to experience few if any challenges, there were still a few couples and survey answers that stated otherwise.
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:RHET105 Spring 2011 (Principles of Composition: Race and the University)
Professor Linda Larsen
Rhetoric 105 helps you develop your reading, writing, and research skills and lays a foundation for the reading, writing, and researching you will do at the University. The skills taught in this course can also help you learn to make informed judgments in a world of competing ideas and learn to communicate ideas persuasively. This course gives you practice in: • Critically reading and analyzing texts • Rhetorical analysis • Forming arguments • Gathering and evaluating research • Synthesizing multiple sources • Conducting qualitative research • Composing: inventing, drafting, revising This section of Rhet. 105 centers on the theme of “Race and the University.”
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Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-08

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  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    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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