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HCPSS Students Explore Social Sciences at Second Annual Symposium

October 3rd, 2018

Howard Community College (HCC) welcomed more than 100 Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) high school students to its Columbia campus on September 28 for the second annual Social Science Symposium.

The Symposium, a collaboration between the HCPSS Office of Secondary Social Studies and the HCC History and Social Sciences Department, exposes students to higher education opportunities and promotes the importance of history and the social sciences as disciplines of critical thinking, literacy and civic engagement.

Following greetings from HCPSS Community Superintendent Marcy Leonard and HCC Vice President Jean Svacina, students toured the HCC campus and experienced a typical day as a college student, selecting from a variety of sessions on topics such as “How Does the Constitution Protect You?,” “Who is Vladimir Putin,” “Race, Ethnicity, and Culture: Diversity All Around Us,” and “Reconstruction and Freedom for African Americans.”