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College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 374 - Listen Closely: Oral History Theory and Methods

What does the theory and practice of oral history have to offer in today’s world of video chatting, social media, and the ability of anyone, anywhere to record and broadcast their own version of reality? What is oral history, exactly, and why is it important to formally record, transcribe, and preserve the memories and narratives of people involved in both historical and current events? This course provides students with a theoretical understanding of oral history as well as the opportunity to practice interviewing, transcribing, and interpreting events, memories, and narratives through a variety of projects.  Alternate years. (4 Credits)