ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH-596
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

ANTH-596
001
ANTHROPOLOGY
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Oral History

This course considers the basic theory and techniques of oral history as a qualitative method of collecting and preserving information about the past. Oral history takes many forms, including life history, biography, public history, and the collected narratives by people who experienced specific events and moments in history. The history of this field provides the foundation for the modern methodology. The course offers a hands-on approach to learning the systematic means of collecting, transcribing, editing, analyzing and interpreting data collected through in-depth interviews. Interpersonal relationships and issues of race, class, and gender in the interview process are discussed. Legal and ethical concerns are introduced in relation to conducting oral history interviews, publication of data, and repository regulations. Students conduct and transcribe an oral history as the final product for the course.