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    Professor Catherine Vieira [1]
    Professor Catherine Viera [3]
    Professor John Randolph [1]
    Professor Junaid Rana [5]
    Professor Lauren Marshall Bowen [1]
    Professor Linda Larsen [1]
    Professor Soo Ah Kwon [2]
    Professor Thomas Herakovich [5]
    Rhet 102, College Writing II, B1 (Prof. Elaine Wood):This course engaged issues of race, diversity and representation at the university. Its aim was for students to learn basic techniques for critically engaging with academic texts, structuring argumentative essays, and critiquing their own work. This was expected to be achieved by a series of writing assignments, which prepared students to look at various aspects of campus culture with a critical eye. From these assignments students developed a larger research project that brought them into conversation with their environment and other scholars, and the research of previous students. [1]
    Rhet 102: Race and the University, Instr. Eve Eure: This course engages issues of race, diversity and representation at the University of Illinois. Students are encouraged to think about what the university is, as well as about race and ethnicity as a phenomena within the university’s narratives. The readings in the course interrogate U.S. race politics as a way to contextualize our understanding of the relationship between race and the University of Illinois. Students write both long and short essays which critically analyze the readings done both inside and outside of the classroom. This is achieved by a series of writing assignments, which prepare students to look at these various aspects of campus culture which might not otherwise be questioned and/or studied in a critical manner. Students build upon these initial studies to create a larger research project that brings them into conversation with their environment and other scholars, as well as research of previous students. The course syllabus is available at: www.eui.uiuc.edu/docs/syllabi/RHET102S08.doc [2]
    Rhet 104, Ethnography of Race and the University, Instr. Samantha Looker: In this course, students take the writing skills that they built during Rhet 103 and apply them to research, with the ultimate goal of completing an in-depth research project. As part of the EUI-Rhetoric Race and the University Project, this class revolves around how race is represented and lived on university campuses, and specifically on our own campus here at UIUC. Students ground themselves in readings on how race is defined and talked about, and then move on to research related issues on our campus. Students will choose a research question related to race to answer in your final research project. As part of the EUI (Ethnography of the University Initiative), this class gives students the opportunity to create original scholarly research based on your firsthand experience with people, texts, and places on campus. In addition to traditional academic sources, students final research project will include several interviews, observations, surveys, and/or analyses of University texts. [4]
    RHET 105 Principles of Composition [1]
    RHET 105, Principles of Composition, John Griswold: Being a fluent writer - no matter what field someone goes into - demands that he or she be fair, coherent and specific. In this course students developed these skills through ethnography, which seeks to reveal how particular cultures construct and understand experience. Students used writing as a way of thinking, seeing, searching for patterns and meaning, and communicating clearly when faced with a complex set of tasks and issues. Students also made gradual but continuous progress towards an ethnographic essay, and reflected on the process of coming to know. In the process, students identified their own assumptions, tried to see others for what they are, and attempted to represent, in words, others' cultural experiences. The course syllabus is available at: http://www.eui.uiuc.edu/docs/syllabi/RHET105F08.pdf. [2]
    RHET 105, Spring 2012 [2]
    RHET102 College Writing II [2]
    RHET104 [2]
    RHET105 Fall 2011: Principles of Composition [3]
    RHET105 Principles of Composition [2]
    RHET105 Section B4C3 (Race and Ethnicity at UIUC) [4]
    RHET105 Section C4D6 (Race and Ethnicity at UIUC) [1]