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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

2.00 credits.
This research seminar provides Honors students with an understanding of the practice of local history and an appreciation for 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. 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. Students’ research findings will be shared publicly through an ArcGIS electronic story map. This resource with the students’ research is used by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Federal Department of Transportation to inform decisions made in the Section 106 National Historic Preservation Review for the National Historic Preservation Act. Students will engage in 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. Repeatable for credit. Signature Learning Experience: Community-Based Learning.