For good or ill, none of us can escape the pastever.
Both the world in which we live and we as individuals are products
of a long and complex development. The History Department offers
a broad range of courses that tell you about the past and that
will help you understand yourself and the social environment
in which you'll spend the rest of your life. Those courses will
also help you learn to think and write critically about politics,
business, society, and culture.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, from Antiquity to the 21st
century, from social history to military history to the history
of medicine and beyond, we offer
substantive courses on a wide variety of interesting topics.
The following pages contain information about the courses
that will be taught in this and upcoming semesters (Fall 2011),
as well as a comprehensive list of history courses
taught at Wake Forest. For courses taught in previous
semesters, please consult the news
For more information about any of these courses, please consult
the faculty member concerned.