2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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HS 485 - Oral History and Philanthropy in the Americas

(3.00 cr.)

This Student Philanthropy Service-Learning (SPSL) oral history seminar provides the foundations to understand, design, execute, and work with oral history interviews in research projects, including the basics of oral history interview practices, ethics, and such techniques as digitally recording, transcribing, and archiving an interview. The course examines the methodological and theoretical implications of studying people's lives through oral histories as a way to end the silences in other historical forms. Students analyze how gender, class, and ethnicity affect oral histories and how oral histories impact these identities. For many peoples in the world, oral history is the most important and common means of transmitting historical evidence. The interpretive challenges involved in gleaning evidence from oral narratives are examined.

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course, one HS 300-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: IL



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