Part 3: Oral History Final Essay
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Because of the risks associated with the outbreak of COVID19, all Oral History interviews from this point forward should be performed remotely, unless you are interviewing someone you already see in person daily. “Remote” modes of interview can include email, telephone, and videoconferencing (FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, etc.). Please post to the Ask the Professor discussion if you have any questions.
Due: Week 7 in Assignments by Tuesday, 11:59pm
100 points; 15% of course grade
The report should include
Section on the interview (200-300 words suggested):
Background on your subject and why you chose her
How you developed your questions
How the interview was conducted (where/when/what format)
What did you learn that you didnt know about your subject?
What surprised you?
Was the process easy/difficult? Did she answer the questions you wanted to ask?
Analysis of the interview (700-1000 words suggested):
Direct quotes from the interview itself to support your claims about your subject; think about which answers she gave would be most interesting to an audience interested in Womens Studies scholarship
Direct quotes from learning resources (course modules, articles, powerpoints, other documents) to relate the topics and answers in the interview to Womens Studies topics. To select these, you might consider which passages from the learning resources you would point out in class for students to read and discuss alongside the interview.
Detailed discussion about how the interview and the material from the course fit together this is where you analyze your subjects responses as a contribution to Womens Studies scholarship.
This essay should demonstrate that you
understand the Womens Studies concepts you reference in the essay.
can demonstrate connections between your interview and our learning resources.