History l62              HISTORY OF WAKE FOREST           Hendricks

Thu 3:00-4:15                              Spring 1997                                              2 Credit

A survey of the history of Wake Forest University from its beginnings--to include reading assignments, lectures, tours, and presentations. A tour of the Old Campus is encouraged.

EVALUATION: Pass/Fail. Two objective short answer tests (30% each), and a brief paper or project (30%) will be required of all students. Class attendance and participation will count 10%.

Grade. Students taking the course for a grade will take the two tests (25% each), be graded on class attendance and participation (10%), and a substantial research project leading to some finished product. This may take the form of a paper, audio-visual presentation, oral history interview, or other such form as agreed upon by student and instructor. Project/paper. The project will constitute 40% of the final grade. The focus of the project should be the impact of the subject on the history of Wake Forest. The paper for students taking the course Pass/Fail should be three to four pages in length (750 - 1000 words) based on two or three sources. Papers for students taking the course for a grade should be eight to ten pages in length (2000 -2500 words) based on six to eight sources. Projects and any exceptions to the above must be approved in advance by the instructor.

History Majors must take the course for a grade.


Materials placed on line, on reserve, or copied and distributed to the class.

Bynum Shaw, The History of Wake Forest College, 1943-1967. Wake Forest University, l988.


History 162                         SCHEDULE AND ASSIGNMENTS              Spring 1997

January 16 Introduction, The beginning, l820s ff.
Chaplain Ed Christman as Samuel Wait
Mrs. Laurie Pressley Moriarty--Using the online material.
Read history of WFU material as assigned.

January 23 Hendricks: The Founders
Samuel Wait's Presidency.
Distribute list of paper or project topics.

January 30 Hendricks: Presidents Hooper and White
Growth and Building.
Academic Freedom and Slavery
Discuss paper or project topics.

February 6 Hendricks: President Washington Manly Wingate
The Civil War and beyond

February 13 Hendricks: Presidents T. H. Pritchard and C. E. Taylor
Move into the Twentieth Century

February 20 John Woodard, University Archivist
President William Louis Poteat
Opportunities for research in WFU history
4:30 Tour Harris Carillon . . . John Acker
Tour Wait Chapel… Ms. Jane Carmichael

February 27 Dr. Edward Reynolds
First black student at Wake Forest College

March 6 Hendricks: Presidents Gaines and Kitchen


Spring Break. March 8—March 15

March 20 Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson
Life on the Old Campus and the impact of the decision to move.

March 27 Dr. Richard Janeway, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
History of the Medical School

April 3 Hendricks: The Professional Schools: Law, & Babcock
President Tribble

April 10 Ron Wellman, Athletics at Wake Forest
Hendricks: President Scales

April 17 Hendricks: President Hearn

April 24 The past and the future. A nutshell view of WFU. Prof. Hendricks


Hst 162 HISTORY OF WAKE FOREST Possible Paper or Project Topics

James S. Purify (Purefoy) Calvin Jones

John B. White Wake Forest and the Civil War

Francis Pendleton Gaines Wake Forest Fiction

Literary Societies "Doctor Tom" Jeffries

Magnolias Matthew Tyson Yeats

Needham Y. Gulley and the Law School Lee and Weathers and the Law School

Bud Bowman and the Law School

Laurence Stallings ("What Price Glory") Frank Armstrong ("Twelve O'Clock High")

Jabez Bostwick

Fires: l930s

W. G. Simmons and Wake Forest Art

Tom Dixon

E. W. Sikes

C. C. Pearson

Forest C. Clonts

Gerald Johnson

Z. Smith Reynolds

New Campus design controversy

A comparative study of three or four individuals who have contributed to WFU (may be taken in part from the biographical sketches from the Dictionary of N.C Biography which are on line for this course). For example: Martin Ross, Thomas Meredith, Samuel Wait, and Calvin Jones.

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