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Howard Community College Hosts First-Ever Social Science Symposium

an instructor at the social science symposium

On Friday, September 29, 2017, Howard Community College (HCC) hosted its first-ever Social Science Symposium, welcoming more than one hundred Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) high school students to its Columbia campus.

Students and instructors from six area high schools were in attendance, allowing HCC faculty to showcase their research and the quality of courses at the college. The event also served to build HCC’s relationship with the school system, and introduce more students to the opportunity of earning college credit through dual enrollment.

HCC President Dr. Kate Hetherington and HCPSS Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano were on site to welcome the students and instructors, before sending them off for a campus tour and multiple presentations taught by HCC faculty.

The event offered three sessions throughout the day, with students picking one out of four presentations to attend at each. Presentations covered various topics, from Professor Evelyn Del Rosario’s “How Does the Constitution Protect You?” to Professor Greg Fleisher’s “Just Part of the Game?: The Sociology of Violence in American Sports.”

“I think we (HCC) have some of the best instructors, and we wanted to give students a taste for it,” said Dr. Hanael Bianchi, chair, historical sciences. “This was about showing off the quality of instruction at HCC, and how social sciences can really open your mind.” 

For more information on our programs, visit the Social Science & Teacher Education page.

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