History

History majors at Wofford start their college experience 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.

Associate Professor Clayton Whisnant

Clayton Whisnant

Clayton Whisnant, associate professor of history and Chapman Family Professor in the Humanities, has taught at Wofford since 2001, leading classes on Western Civilization, 20th Century Europe, Modern Germany and the Middle East. He also teaches Interims and Humanities courses that focus on dystopian novels or music. Whisnant loves music and is the bass player in a faculty band that occasionally plays on campus.

Savannah Paige Murray

Meet Savannah Paige Murray '15

Savannah Paige Murray, a 2015 graduate who majored in history and environmental studies, is an editorial assistant at the Appalachian Journal and is attending graduate school at Appalachian State University. The Journal of East Tennessee History accepted a condensed version of her Wofford honors thesis for publication. As a student Murray worked as an outreach intern at Wofford’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center.

RECENT GRADUATES IN HISTORY ARE WORKING IN:

Business

Editing/publishing

Information systems

Journalism

Law

Marketing

Medicine

Museum and archival work

Public relations

Education

HISTORY STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AT:

Charleston School of Law

Clemson University

College of Charleston

Duke University

George Washington University

Medical University of South Carolina

Mississippi State University

Savannah School of Art and Design

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

St. Louis University

The Citadel

University College London

University of Denver

University of North Dakota

University of Richmond School of Law

University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina School of Law

University of Tennessee

University of Wisconsin

Vanderbilt University