History Practicum (Wayne State Univ.)

By Tracy Neumann, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Wayne State University

Using This Syllabus: This syllabus outlines readings, assignments, guest speakers, and in-class discussions that address professional development, the basics of history teaching, and career exploration for history graduate students.

Purpose of This Course: Students will leave the course with a professional development portfolio, teaching portfolio, and experience with conducting informational interviews. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Describe the landscape of the historical profession
  • Translate their skills as historians for a variety of professional applications
  • Synthesize key concepts within their subfield of history
  • Apply their historical knowledge to contemporary issues
  • Evaluate their career options

Skills This Course Addresses: Intellectual Self-Confidence, Communication

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