The certificate in oral history introduces the interdisciplinary theories and methods required to collect, document and preserve the stories of people's lives.
The certificate program in oral history and storytelling introduces students to the interdisciplinary theories and methods required to collect, document and preserve the stories of people's lives. Through the program, students gain an understanding of and appreciation for diverse cultures, past and present, and engage in oral history research and interviewing. Students may build on existing projects or develop new community relationships at local, national and international levels.
With the knowledge and skills to abide by the professional standards involved in oral history documentation, research and presentation, students leave the program better-prepared for graduate programs or careers that integrate oral history.
The program is offered by the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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The certificate program in oral history and storytelling is open to all ASU undergraduate majors. This certificate is also available for graduate students and students majoring in professional programs. Students wishing to pursue this certificate should consult an academic advisor in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies to ensure the appropriate set of courses is taken and the required paperwork is submitted.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.