EPE 669   ORAL HISTORY   (3 hours)
This course is an introduction to oral history methodology and theory. It is designed for persons intending to use oral and life history interviews in historical or other qualitative research. The course examines how: oral history projects are initiated, projects are administered, interviews are conducted, and oral history interviews are preserved in archives and libraries. The course also explores the reliability of memory and the utilization of oral histories in public presentations. Readings in the course focus on the development of oral history as a research methodology. Assignments and discussions will provide experience with interviewing, recording and transcribing, editing and publishing oral histories.
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