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Summer School 2014

The following courses are being offered by the Department of History during the Summer terms of 2014:


  • HIST 112, U.S. History Since 1865
  • HIST 352, Virginia History (Group A)
  • HIST 365, America's Civil War (Group A)

Summer I

  • HIST 101, World History to 1500
  •  HIST 111, U.S. History to 1865
  •  HIST 343, Europe Since 1870 (Group B)

Summer II

  • HIST 112, U.S. History Since 1865
  • HIST 303, Military Studies: World War II (Group A, B, C)

For more information on schedules and registration, please visit the website of the Radford University Registrar.


Dean's Scholars

Annually, each department in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences picks one student for recognition as a Dean's Scholar.  Honorees are selected based on their scholarly achievements as well as their contributions to the campus and local community.  Because the Department of History administers both the history program and the social science program, it selects two Dean's Scholars.  For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Department of History picked Katherine Okie (History) and Hollyn Lofton (Social Science) for this honor.


Taking the Heat

History Alumnus Publishes Book

Richard Sarver, who graduated from Radford with a degree in history, has published a book on his experiences working in the steel industry.  Taking the Heat : A Steel Worker's Story, is based on Sarver's journals about his thirty-two years of work turning scrap metal into a useable product.  The job can be tough but dangerous, and Sarver provides an unvarnished look at his life in this industry.  Sarver's personal story, itself, is a remarkable one.  While working long hours, he labored, with the help of his family to complete degrees in higher education, first at New River Community College and then at Radford University.  At RU, he distinguished himself academically, and was recognized as a Dean's Scholar.



Internship Opportunities.

Many students benefit from the practice experience gained through internships.  Students have worked in area museums, at historical sites, and for the state park service.  If you are interested in pursuing an internship experience, The Department of History, please contact Mr. Greg Ryder (jryder3@radford.edu) at the Radford University Department of History for further information.