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Academic Courses and Programs

The Center for Social Concerns offers a variety of seminars and programs built around national and international immersion experiences. Seminars and programs fall into two major categories: Social Concerns Seminars and Summer Service Learning Programs.

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SOCIAL CONCERNS SEMINARS

 

 

SOCIAL CONCERNS SEMINARS 2014–2015

One-credit social concerns seminars typically include an immersion during student breaks in the fall, winter, and spring along with orientation classes prior to the immersion and follow-up classes after. Students examine social issues from multiple perspectives, read relevant texts, study Catholic social tradition, and take an active role in building a learning community.

FALL SEMINARS WINTER SEMINARS SPRING SEMINARS

 

Social Concerns Seminar Leadership  New this year!

New this year to the seminars program is an early recruitment for student leaders for 2014–2015 social concerns seminars. Seminar student leader positions include leading peers at Appalachia sites, Urban Plunge sites, and within smaller seminars (Energy Policy, Migrant Experience, Health Care etc.).

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SUMMER SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAMS

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer service learning programs typically receive three-to four-credit and run for eight to ten weeks.

 

Through these programs, students engage in direct service with partner agencies, examine social issues, and provide an academic reflection on their experience.

 

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COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING COURSE GUIDE

The Community-Based Learning Course Guide lists University of Notre Dame courses that address social issues through experiential learning. This guide is designed to help students find courses that address social issues with an experiential learning (EL), community-based learning (CBL), or community-based research (CBR) pedagogy. EL opportunities put you in direct contact with the phenomenon you are studying or with important contexts of that phenomenon. CBL courses involve community service or other ways for you to be involved in and learn from and with the local community.

 

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