Oral History and Collective Memory: Research Methods and Applications of 21st-Century Immigrant Narratives

Description: (Formerly numbered Labor and Workplace Studies 182B.) Lecture, three hours. Part II of two-part series on oral history, immigrant narratives, and public engagement. Introduction to field of oral history and hands-on experience in interviewing, processing, technology, and public engagement. Readings and discussion of literature about oral history theory and methods as they relate to documenting immigrant experience. Students learn foundations for designing and executing oral history research projects and undertake independent fieldwork that allows them to apply methods and approaches studied in class. Emphasis on innovative uses of oral history interviews that bring narratives to wide public audience. No prior knowledge or experience with interviewing and processing required. P/NP or letter grading.

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