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HCPSS Students Explore Social Sciences at Symposium

October 11th, 2017

More than 100 Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) students from six high schools visited Howard Community College (HCC) recently to attend the inaugural Social Science Symposium.

HCPSS Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano and HCC President Dr. Kate Hetherington welcomed the students and their teachers. Students were exposed to higher education opportunities in history and the social sciences, and attended sessions with college professors on various topics including “How Does the Constitution Protect You?” “The Fascinating History of Boredom,” and “Just Part of the Game?: The Sociology of Violence in American Sports.” Students also toured the campus to experience a day at a college, and discovered the importance of history and the social sciences as disciplines of critical thinking, literacy and civic engagement.

The Social Science Symposium is part of a collaborative effort between the HCPSS Office of Secondary Social Studies and the History and Social Sciences Department at HCC.