The Development of Student Relationships at Parkland College

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This podcast is the result of an ethnography assignment for Anthropology 103. With the premise that friendships are difficult to make at a commuter school, the group concluded that social organizations would promote opportunities to find and make genuine friendships at Parkland. They discovered that students not involved in social activities at Parkland interact with each other as if it was a work environment, and that relationships outside of school were a priority. Conversely, the group noted that students involved in extracurricular activities bonded base don shared experiences and interests. Data was collected through individual interviews and focus groups


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The paper, "How Students Develop Relationships at Parkland College," by Julie Scherer, supplements this podcast

This group received honorable mention for their presentation at the Spring 2014 Ethnography of the University Initiative Bi-Annual Conference.

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