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HIST 4200 Oral History Theory and Practice

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 69.2.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)

4 hours; 4 credits

Theory of and fieldwork in oral history interviewing. Preparing for, conducting, and transcribing oral history interviews. Reviewing legal and ethical issues. Analyzing the relationship between history and memory. Studying the use of life history narratives in print, film, television, radio, exhibitions, performance, community history projects, and the classroom.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.


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