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Title:Religion and the University
RHET102L1 S08
Abstract:This paper will be dealing with religion on campus and the university. It will specifically deal with if students that were raised in a religious family go off to college, and if they still go to church. It will also deal with the history of Christianity and Catholics, which in the paper is basically the same, and Islam. The paper will also be talking about the history of the Catholic Church on campus and the Mosque on campus. Students participated in a survey about religion, and a particular person that was interviewed was a girl who just graduated from the university last year. She was asked about if it was hard to go off to college, and still go to church. The paper also deals with a couple of many reasons why students don’t go to church. Such reasons that are in the paper are alcohol and drugs and not enough churches on campus. This will show what students truly think about religion on campus.
Issue Date:2008
Course / Semester: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:
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-06-09

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    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.

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