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GST 114 Special Topics in Applied History—Oral History Methods

Fall 2015, Fridays 11:00am to 1:00pm

Topic: TBA

Course Description:

This 2-unit course will be offered during the fall 2015 quarter and introduces students to the process and best practices of conducting an oral history from start to finish. This course will also explain to students the process of material appraisal and acquisition as it applies to the archive. The skills that will be stressed in this course will include identifying interviewees, interview techniques, ethical and legal considerations, methods of preservation, digitization of materials, transcription, and public presentation of the finished product. This course will appeal to students interested in public history and/or archives as well as to those who are curious about the oral history process. Students taking this course will gain practical experience in project management and understanding of the issues related to documenting community history faced by public historians currently in the workforce. (Credit/No Credit Grading)

For more information contact Chris Livingston at clivingston@csub.edu or 654-3253

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