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Introduction to Archival Studies
The purpose of Introduction to Archival Studies is to introduce, examine and understand core components, concepts and methods of the archives, records and manuscripts profession. The course seeks to explore basic theoretical issues and archival principles as well as provide insight into their practical application. It attempts to strike a balance between theory and practice so that students will learn how to perform archival functions as well as understand the principles underlying these functions. Students will gain an overall understanding of the archival profession in the United States and be introduced to the many technologies currently impacting the profession. Class discussion will focus on the assigned readings, the changing nature of recordkeeping, and the broader influence of records on societal and cultural memory.


First Year Seminar
First Year Seminar (FYS) is a small-group, project-based course facilitated by an Academic Mentor and a student Peer Mentor. It is designed to introduce first year students to our academic community and develop their sense of belonging within the OU community. Within the context of FYS, students will also explore techniques and resources to help you successfully transition to Oglethorpe.