HIST204 Oral History
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Historic Preservation
- I. Course Number and Title
- HIST204 Oral History
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course combines the theory and practice of oral history with extensive field work. Students examine the legal and practical issues of recording oral histories as they apply to a public project. Students interview, record, transcribe, formally present, and assemble the material into an accepted archival format.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate an understanding of oral history theory, practice, and legal requirements;
- evaluate an oral history project and conduct pre-interview research;
- apply interview techniques and methods conducting an oral history;
- compile transcripts into a formatted report;
- prepare oral history for storage according to accepted archival format; and
- present an individual or group presentation of their oral history project.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- introduction to oral history, its history, theory, and practice
- interview techniques and review of processes used by historians
- selection of oral history topics and the interview selection process
- pre-interview context research, how and where to research
- legal issues and preservation of oral documentation materials
- conduct interview
- present findings for peer and instructor review
- prepare final individual or group project in audio-visual or written form
- present project
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment consists of exams, quizzes, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, presentations, participation in classroom/online discussions.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 11/12; New Core 8/2015