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  • Why Major in History?

    Speaker Daniel Howe

    As a history major at Wofford you’ll start by taking foundational courses that give you a basis in Western history from Antiquity to the present. You’ll also be required to complete a course in historiography, “the history of history”, that encompasses basic research methodology and schools of historical thought.

    Once you reach your upper division courses you’ll enjoy the freedom to take courses on topics that range from Witchcraft and Magic in Early Modern Europe trials to the history of Imperial Russia to Modern Latin American History. By the time you graduate you’ll have taken courses that cover a range of time periods and geographic locations.

    In addition to the talented historians who are on the faculty, upper level students, usually during their senior year, have a chance to study with a visiting professor that will teach a specialized course on a topic not usually found in the department.