Published Date

January 10, 2020

Resource Type

For Departments, For the Classroom

AHA Topics

Graduate Education, Teaching & Learning

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

By Tracy Neumann
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Wayne State Univ.

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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