Freshman Seminar – “Documenting Marginal Lives”
ETHSTD 24 002 | CCN: 32810
W 11:00 am - 11:59 am Wheeler 122
In this 1 unit Freshman Seminar, we will learn to use the bibliographic resources of UC Berkeley to document the lives, issues, achievements, and scholarship of people of color on Wikipedia with a special emphasis on queer and transgender people. Rather than weekly assigned readings, students will primarily be reading and researching independently outside of class in order to add academically supported material to Wikipedia. In class, we will focus on research skills and strategies; writing clear prose and supporting it with well documented academic sources; reviewing each other's work and making revisions. Students will learn about various library databases, strategies for researching marginalized and under-represented populations, how to create their own research bibliographies, and how to edit Wikipedia.