Browse Multimedia Projects - Ethnography of the University Initiative by Series/Report

    ART 191/RHET 233 The Ethnography of Allen Hall: A Documentary Project in Word and Image [1]
    EALC 398; Fall 2012 [6]
    HIST 200G: Audiohistory (Coming to Illinois) [1]
    History 200G: Audiohistory (Coming to Illinois) [1]
    Instructor, Brad Hudson [1]
    Instructor, Caitlin Vitosky [1]
    Instructor, Carol Spindel [1]
    Instructor, Cody Caudill [7]
    Instructor, Nancy Abelmann [6]
    KIN 249; Spring 2012 [1]
    Like all History 200s, this course will open with questions of method: what is good history, and how is it made? After the first few weeks, however, we will shift to consider the role of sound in both the making and retelling of history. We will consider such questions as how to write for audio; how and whether to incorporate sound, archival or otherwise; the strengths and weaknesses of audio (as compared to text) for talking about history; and the hybrid kinds of history (textual, audio, visual) that might emerge in coming years. We will also consider the role of sound itself in human history. How have historians tried to imagine what the world sounded like in the past, and the role that hearing has played in shaping human history and memory? [2]
    Professor John Randolph [2]
    RHET 105, Spring 2012 [7]
    Rhetoric 105/Principles of Composition introduces students to the practices of research-based writing for academic audiences, such as formulating a researchable question, locating sources, constructing an argument, drafting, revising, and editing. This course uses writing, reading, observing, and critical thinking to develop scholarly curiosity. To do this, instructors focus on: deepening research skills, developing students’ abilities to read and respond to difficult texts, and, most importantly, helping students through the writing process in a social, collaborative, revision-focused environment. This particular section of Rhetoric 105 was focused around the theme of “Exploring Student Communities at the University of Illinois.” The assignments and discussions asked students to explore their own experiences as students and consider how various student communities shape our campus culture and identities as students. Over the course of the semester students formulated research questions about a particular campus community and answered them by doing semester-long ethnographic research (observations, interviews, archive analysis, and surveys), including a short video presentation. The kinds of writing studies and conducted were formulated around reflections on these communities. [7]
    Spring 2013; Brenda Farnell, Instructor; ANTH 399 [8]
    The Ethnography of Allen Hall is a project to investigate and understand the culture of student life in Allen Hall through interviews, photography, and the ethnographic technique of participant observation. Students worked in teams of writers and photographers to research and document the individual and collective lives of Unit One/Allen Hall residents. The class investigated the ways student community and identity are constructed at Allen Hall through social and cultural practices. [1]