Projects: Oral History

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Projects: Oral History
Spring 2024
Taught By: Suzanne Snider
Section: A

CRN: 13176

Credits: 3

Along with the rise of of radio documentary and podcasts, oral history has emerged as a flexible and ethical documentary practice with a wide range of outcomes: documentary, human rights work, visual art and brand strategy, to name a few. This hands-on workshop will involve recording, interviewing, and archiving tutorials as well as an eclectic survey of oral history-based work found in museums, magazines, films, public health reports, and theater spaces. Theoretical readings draw from oral history as well as adjacent fields (psychoanalysis, trauma studies, ethnomusicology), as we articulate what, specifically, makes oral history different from all other interview approaches, and how we can use it to draw out even the most reticent interviewees. This workshop is well suited for those interested in multimedia journalism, social advocacy, narrative nonfiction, and for documentarians of all stripes who want to learn new approaches to interviewing/storytelling.

This is a hybrid seminar/production course as may be counted as either designation toward a student’s degree. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.
Please note for the Fall 2021 semester, this course is running online synchronously. Please see day and time listed below.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:54pm EST 12/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024