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Are We Really That Different? Examining Departmental Differences

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Title: Are We Really That Different? Examining Departmental Differences
Author(s): Ryan, Drew
Subject(s): Majors Departments Degrees ANTH285 F07 ISU
Abstract: In this paper, I discuss the results of an ethnographic project about the differences between the Business Management Department and the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Illinois State University. Using interview with 6 students and university published materials, I show that students choose their major in a field that they felt would be most beneficial in the career that they plan to obtain . Based on these preliminary findings, I argue that students see their academic experience at the university as career training and reccommend that the university realize that students have valid suggestions as to how to improve the curriculum offered, such as, more offered internship and more specific areas of study within majors.
Issue Date: 2008-03-04
Type: Text
Publication Status: unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-03-04

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