History

As history majors at Wofford, students start by taking foundational courses that give a basis in Western history. Upper-level courses give students the freedom to take classes on topics that range from witchcraft and magic in early modern Europe to imperial Russia to Latin American history. Majors are advised by a talented group of historians who emphasize independent, critical thinking.

Tracy Revels

Meet Dr. Tracy J. Revels

Dr. Tracy J. Revels, professor of history, has taught at Wofford since 1991. Her classes include Civil War, Old South, and American women’s history. Her Interim, The Writers Workshop, encourages students to explore their creativity. In 2017, Revels received the Philip Covington Award for Excellence in the Teaching of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Revels has written five books on Florida history topics and three novels and several short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes.

Drew Copeland

Meet Drew Copeland ’19

Drew Copeland teaches history and coaches volleyball at Dorman High School in Spartanburg. “I came to Wofford wanting to be a high school history teacher,” he says, “and I focused my efforts on pursuing that goal.” While at Wofford, Copeland says that his experience in the field through Arcadia Elementary School, the Adult Learning Center, Meeting Street Academy and YMCA Camp Thunderbird allowed him to learn skills that helped him to become a better teacher and person.

The Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor:

The program brings a prominent historian to the college to teach, give public lectures and mentor history majors.

History majors have had great success in the following careers:

Business
Editing/publishing
Information systems
Journalism
Law
Marketing
Medicine
Museum and archival work
Public relations
Teaching