Published Date

January 1, 2020

AHA Topics

Career Paths, Graduate Education

This resource was developed as part of the AHA’s Career Diversity for Historians initiative.

By Jonathan Conant
Brown Univ.

Using This Syllabus: This syllabus can be used to introduce students to strategies for career planning, resources that are available to them as they pursue their career goals, and practical skill development. It also emphasizes discussion of the “hidden curriculum” to help students navigate a PhD program.

Purpose of This Course:  This course prepares graduate students for their careers as historians by developing professional skills, learning how to implement those skills, and setting career goals.

Skills This Course Addresses: Collaboration, Communication, Intellectual Self-Confidence

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