Learning from other women is a major component of Women’s Studies scholarship. Through Oral Histories (interviews that record the history of a person), we can learn about the experiences of other women, and then analyze these experiences in terms of what we know about Women’s Studies.
For the major project in this course, you will conduct an interview with a woman whose background differs from yours (she might be older, younger, of a different ethnic group, has children, does not, a different religion, etc.). You will need to design the questions for your interview based on the concerns and issues we are studying in this course. Later, you will write an 800-1200 word (3-4 pages) report in which you analyze the interview you conducted in relationship to Women’s Studies.
For the assignment due this week, you will begin by planning your interview.
Project Plan Requirements
Decide whom you will interview for your project (and why), and then submit a two paragraph Project Plan:
- The first paragraph should name the subject you have chosen and explain why you believe she will make a good interview subject for a Women’s Studies Oral History. This paragraph should include some discussion of the Women’s Studies issues you plan to bring up in the interview. (50 points)
- The second paragraph should describe your plan for conducting the interview, including the when/where/how of the process. Also explain what your backup plan is in the case that your original choice is unavailable or changes her mind. (50 points)