The Undergraduate Rhetoric Program participates in a campus-wide research-writing program supervised by the Department of Anthropology that pursues the uncovering of the history, life, and research of the campus community. Undergraduates have the opportunity in a Rhetoric Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) course to practice qualitative research techniques of interviewing, survey design, and textual analysis and are trained in utilizing campus-based research archives, as well as entering and continuing the research of past EUI writers. EUI participants may choose to present their work at the EUI Student Conference held at the end of each semester and also publish their papers to the IDEALS website, a UIUC virtual space for archiving both faculty and student writing.
Each semester, Rhetoric 105 courses are offered in Weston Exploration, Global Crossroads, and Unit 1, UIUC Living-Learning Community programs. Instructors may request to teach one of these sections when filling out their staffing forms.