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|Title:||An investigation into how Korean American Freshmen chose CFC and what they gain from their church.|
|Abstract:||Through the use of observation and interviews I investigated how Korean Americans at UIUC decided to join CFC and what they felt they gained from being part of that congregation. I found that family was key in influencing my interviewees to join CFC, along with friends. My participants reached similar conclusions about what they felt they gained, for the meantime, as freshman, the social side was important to aid them make and develop friendships in a new environment. The environment of being around good role models and learning from older college students was noted as a gain. However, essentially their growth in religious matters was what the chruch brought to them as a main attribute.|
|Series/Report:||AAS 346, Asian American Youth, Prof. Soo Ah Kwon: This course explores the ways that second-generation Asian and Pacific Islander (API) youth are actively shaping the U.S. landscape in terms of identity formation, youth cultural production, education, organizing, and community formations. These experiences are examined within larger historical, economic, racial, social and political forces in the United States. Rather than approach the study of youth through a developmental psychological model of adolescence, this course will examine youth as a culturally specific social formation. We will engage with texts that draw from different academic disciplines to provide us with theoretical, historical, and ethnographic perspectives of young people. We will also compare and situate the unique (and not so unique) experiences of API youth with young people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. The course syllabus is available at: www.eui.uiuc.edu/docs/syllabi/AAS346F07.doc|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2008-02-28|
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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.
This collection examines student learning both in and beyond the classroom.
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