Instructor: Various Friday 2:30-4:30 (course meets 7 times)

1 graduate credit hour, open to all graduate students.

Public Humanities HUM 8010, a one credit hour seminar, brings graduate students from the various humanities programs into an interdisciplinary setting to discuss the humanities outside the academy. The goal of the course is to provide a space to have conversations about alternate career paths for PhDs in the public humanities. The seminar has been planned by doctoral students from the Philosophy, English and Comparative Literature, German Studies, Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures, and History departments and will be moderated by the Associate Dean for Humanities.

Public Humanities meets seven times spring semester for approximately 1 ½ hours each session. Five of the seven sessions will include guest speakers who have earned PhDs in the humanities and are working in academic and creative careers but are not traditional tenure-track professors. Guest speakers likely will include: UC’s Director of Pedagogy and Technology and Director of The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards; the educational director of a Washington, D.C. think tank; the creators of the Radio Ambulante podcast; a political analyst; and a publishing house director (speaker schedule subject to adjustment as needed).