Stories are central to the human experience. Shared family stories contribute to a more complete picture of where we have come from and where we are going. In this unit, you will learn about the role of oral history in documenting family history. You will explore the ways in which oral history can complement, supplement, and even contradict written, pictorial, and other records. Practical skills you will acquire include how to record, transcribe, and share oral histories in a written form. You will also engage with ethical concerns and issues that may arise during the process of acquiring and sharing oral histories.
|Unit name||Oral History|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Term 1||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the role of oral history in documenting family histories
- Describe the ethical issues involved in oral history
- Record and transcribe oral histories
- Transform oral history into written history
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Online content, consisting of pre-recorded lectures, discussions, readings and activities. (Weekly 3 hrs)
|Assessment||Oral History Quiz (10%)|Interview and Transcription (40%)|Creative Writing Essay (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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