LS 760: Documentary Explorations

Fall 2024

Instructor: Chris Sims

Students in this course will explore oral histories of Duke-connected veterans of U.S. military engagements abroad from 2001 to the present day, based loosely on the structure of the landmark oral history project "The Good War" by Studs Terkel. Graduate students will focus on the impact of these wars on campus life and how veteran students brought their life experiences onto campus and into classrooms, as well as on how veterans employed lessons from their time at Duke while in theater.