Veterans Oral History Project

Course Number: 
DOCST 317S
Course Instructor: 
Michelle Lanier
Location: 
CDS, Bridges 113
Days and Times: 
Tu 6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Intermediate
Crosslisting(s): 
HISTORY 381S.01

Explore methods of oral history, specifically focusing on interviewing U.S. military veterans who have served during times of conflict. Weekly readings concerning ethics of oral history work and the particulars of interviewing veterans. Learn techniques for conducting successful oral history interviews and master technical skills involving recording equipment. Conduct multiple interviews with veterans throughout semester. Discuss interviews and transcriptions with classmates. Assignments include written responses and a final presentation on conducted interviews. Includes a service-learning component involving work in the community.