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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HON 201 - HNR Elizabethtown History: Campus and Community (PHS 201)

2.00 credits
This research seminar will provide sophomores in the Honors program with an understanding of the practice of local history and an understanding of local history’s relationship to other branches of historical studies as well as a wide variety of academic disciplines. The course is based on the study of local history as a means for Honors students to examine the people who built the local community while they, as sophomores, discern the path of their own educational and life journey. Honors students will research local history, write about local history, reflect on their research about local history and their own lives, and share their knowledge of local history and what they have learned about their own personal development both as individuals and as leaders on campus. Through the study of local history, students will gain an appreciation of the importance and context of place and how their own contributions impact the larger community. In keeping with the themes of real world learning, signature learning experiences, and community-based learning, students will have the opportunity to develop their own hands-on projects in areas such as oral history, archival research, and grant writing and personally engage with members of the campus and local communities through field trips, site visits, and guest lectures. As a primary feature of this course, the local community (the College campus, Elizabethtown Borough, and Lancaster County) will serve as a learning laboratory.  Honors students will learn how to take notice of the environment in which they live, recognize how it developed, and offer ideas about how it should grow. Signature Learning Experience: Community-Based Learning. Graded Pass/No Pass.