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Spring 2012 Community-Based Course Guide

Community-Based Course Opportunities

The following courses are being offered in the spring semester. They have been listed by department.

To view the courses click on the department in the index below and you will be directed to the Community-Based departmental course listings.

Experiential Learning (EL) classes put students in direct contact with some aspect of the issues being studied in their coursework. The off-campus area offers sites for learning, but students don't necessarily engage in service.

Through a Community-Based Learning (CBL) course, students contribute to the community beyond the campus. Their experiences are integrated into class like a reading assignment, providing them with an additional text for consideration during class discussions and in written assignments.

Community-Based Research (CBR) involves students in an investigation of a question of concern to a non-profit community organization. The results of the study are intended to assist the organization.

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COURSE INDEX — SPRING 2012

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AFRICANA STUDIES (Spring 2012)

AFST 43575 (CBL) Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. Latino/a Literature

ANTHROPOLOGY (Spring 2012)

ANTH 35250 (CBL) Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

GENDER STUDIES (Spring 2012)

GSC 45104 / 65104 (CBR) Crisis and Community: Shaping Gendered Response

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (Spring 2012)
LAST 40428 (CBL) Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Latino/a Literature

MUSIC (Spring 2012)

MUS 20651 (CBL) Ensemble Management

MUS 20691 (CBL) Instrumental Pedagogy

POLITICAL SCIENCE (Spring 2012)

POLS 35901 (CBL/EL) Internships

PSYCHOLOGY (Spring 2012)

PSY 23090 (CBL) Youth, Risk and Resilience

PSY 23096 (CBL) Understanding Mental Illness

PSY 23855 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Take Ten

PSY 33691 (EL) Rethinking Crime and Justice: Explorations from the Inside Out

PSY 43271 (CBL) Seminar in Autism

PSY 43535 (CBL) Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

ROMANCE LANGUAGES—SPANISH (Spring 2012)

ROSP 20460 (EL) Spanish for the Medical Profession
ROSP 40876 (CBL) Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. Latino/a Literature

SOCIOLOGY (Spring 2012)

SOC 20033 (CBL) Intro. to Social Problems: A Community-based Learning Approach

SOC 30054 (CBL) Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

SOC 45000 (CBL) Sociology Internships

THEOLOGY (Spring 2012)

THEO 13183 (Sec. 5) (CBL) Theology University Seminar

THEO 20828 (EL) Christianity and World Religions

THEO 33931 (CBL) Summer Service Learning Internship: Microfinance and Social Venturing

THEO 33933 (CBL) Summer Service Learning: Latino Leadership Intern Program

THEO 33936 (CBL) Summer Service Learning Program: Confronting Social Issues

THEO 33938 (CBL) Summer Service Learning Program: International

THEO 33950 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Appalachia

THEO 33951 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: U.S. Healthcare Policy and Poverty

THEO 33952 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Topics in Social Change

THEO 33954 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Leadership Through Solidarity

THEO 33961 (CBL)Social Concerns Seminar: Discernment

THEO 33963 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Church and Social Action: Urban Plunge

THEO 33965 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: Organizing, Power and Hope

THEO 33967 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Migrant Experiences

THEO 33968 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: L’Arche Communities

THEO 33970 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: International Issues

THEO 33995 (CBL) Global Health Seminar

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SUPPLEMENTARY MAJORS, MINORS, AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TRADITION (Spring 2012)

CST 33933 (CBL) Summer Service Learning Program: Latino Leadership Program

CST 33936 (CBL) Summer Service Learning Program: Confronting Social Issues

CST 33938 (CBL) Summer Service Learning Program: International

CST 33950 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Appalachia

CST 33951 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: U.S. Healthcare Policy and Poverty

CST 33954 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Leadership Through Solidarity

CST 33963 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Church and Social Action: Urban Plunge

CST 33965 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: Organizing Power and Hope

CST 33967 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Migrant Experiences

CST 33968 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: L’Arche Communities

CST 33970 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: International Issues

CST 33997 (EL) Rethinking Crime and Justice: Explorations from the Inside Out

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (Spring 2012) 

CAPP 30515 (EL) Systems Analysis and Design

CAPP 45565 (CBL) Internship

EDUCATION, SCHOOLING, AND SOCIETY  (Spring 2012)

ESS 20203 (CBL) Intro. to Social Problems: A Community-based Learning Approach

ESS 30611 (CBL) Tutoring in the Community

ESS 35608 (CBL) Practicum in Coaching
ESS 40263 (CBL) Autism

HESBURGH PROGRAM  (Spring 2012)

HESB 30422 (CBL) Intro. to Social Problems: A Community-based Learning Approach

HESB 43509 (CBL) Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

IRISH STUDIES (Spring 2012)

IRST 33910 (CBL/CBR) Social Concerns Seminar: Digital Education in Northern Ireland

POVERTY STUDIES (Spring 2012)

PS 30002 (CBR) Experiential Learning-Internship 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND VALUES (Spring 2012)

STV 40154 (CBL) Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

WRITING AND RHETORIC (Spring 2012)

WR 13200 (CBL) Community Based Writing and Rhetoric

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE (Spring 2012)

ARCH 53411(EL) History of American Architecture 1630-1915

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MENDOZA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

ACCOUNTANCY (Spring 2012)

ACCT 40660 (CBL) Tax Assistance Program

ACCT 40670 (CBL) Tax Assistance Program: Administrative Elements

ACCT 70691 (CBL) Income Taxation of International Individuals

MANAGEMENT (Spring 2012)

MGT 40700 (CBL/EL) Project Management

MARKETING (Spring 2012)

MARK 30120 (CBR) Marketing Research

MBA – BUSINESS ETHICS (Spring 2012)

MBET 70540 (EL) The Business of Sustainability and Social Responsibility

BUSINESS ETHICS (Spring 2012)
BAET 30510 (EL) United Nations Global Compact
BAET 40540 (EL) The Business of Sustainability

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

CIVIL ENGINEERING (Spring 2012)

CE 45600 (CBR) Civil Engineering Service Projects

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COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

BIOLOGY (Spring 2012)
BIOS 40450 (CBL/EL) Developing Health Networks in Rare and Neglected Disease

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CENTERS AND INSTITUTES

CENTER FOR SOCIAL CONCERNS (Spring 2012)

CSC 23090 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Youth, Risk and Resilience

CSC 23855 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: Take Ten

CSC 33931 (CBL) Summer Service Learning Internship: Microfinance and Social Venturing

CSC 33932 (CBL) Summer Service Learning: African American

CSC 33933 (CBL) Summer Service Learning: Latino Leadership Intern Program

CSC 33934 (CBL/CBR) Social Concerns Seminar: Digital Education in Northern Ireland

CSC 33936 (CBL) Summer Service Learning Program: Confronting Social Issues

CSC 33938 (CBL) Summer Service Learning Program: International

CSC 33950 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Appalachia

CSC 33951 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: U.S. Healthcare Policy and Poverty

CSC 33952 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Topics in Social Change

CSC 33954 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Leadership Through Solidarity

CSC 33961 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Discernment

CSC 33963 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Church and Social Action: Urban Plunge

CSC 33965 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: Organizing, Power and Hope

CSC 33966 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: Border Issues

CSC 33967 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Migrant Experiences

CSC 33968 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: L’Arche Communities

CSC 33970 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: International Issues

CSC 33976 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Environmental Justice & Human Rights in Gulf Coast

CSC 33978 (EL) Social Concerns Seminar: Urban Poverty and Causes of Homelessness

CSC 33981 (EL) Leadership Training in Social Concerns Seminars

CSC 33992 (CBL) Ethical Leadership Through Service and Civic Engagement
CSC 33994 (CBL) Appalachia Advanced Topics

CSC 33995 (CBL) Global Health Seminar

CSC 33997 (EL) Rethinking Crime and Justice: Explorations from the Inside Out

CSC 33998 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: In Their Shoes – Understanding Mental Illness

 

INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE STUDIES

IIPS 33905 (EL)  Rethinking Crime and Justice:  Explorations from the Inside Out

 

INSTITUTE FOR LATINO STUDIES

ILS 30804 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Border Issues

ILS 33967 (CBL) Social Concerns Seminar: Migrant Experiences

ILS 35801 (CBL) Summer Service Learning: Latino Leadership Intern Program

ILS 40910 (CBL) Race & Ethnicity in U.S. Latino/a Literature

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS — SPRING 2012

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AFRICANA STUDIES (Spring 2012)

AFST 43575 / ILS 40910 / LAST 40428 / ROSP 40876 (CBL)
Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Latino/a Literature

Marisel Moreno

Credit hours: 3


In this course, students will examine the key issues of race and ethnicity in U.S. Latina/o literary production, particularly in the works of Afro-Latina/o, Andean-Latina/o (and other Latinos of indigenous descent), and Asian-Latina/o authors. The range of races, ethnicities, and nationalities of the established and emerging authors studied in the course will enhance the students' understanding of the complexity and heterogeneity of that group that we call "Latinos." The course will be divided into three major units: Caribbean, Central American, and South American Latinos. Students will read works by migrants from a range of countries, including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panamá, Perú, Ecuador, Uruguay and Colombia. This course will have a service-learning component. Students will be required to spend two hours per week volunteering at the local Hispanic community center Casa de Amistad. The course will be conducted in Spanish. Participation, frequent short essays, a journal, midterm, final exam, and final paper will determine the final grade.

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ANTHROPOLOGY (Spring 2012)

ANTH 35250 / HESB 43509 / SOC 30054 / STV 40154/ PSY 43535 (CBL)

Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

Robert Wolosin

Credit hours: 4

This course focuses on social science approaches to sickness and healing. The medical encounter is examined from anthropological perspectives. The course emphasizes the difficulties traditional biomedicine has in addressing patients’ expectations for care. Students serve an internship as patient ombudsman in a local hospital emergency room four hours per week. Students must obtain authorization numbers through the Department of Anthropology (314 O’Shaughnessy).

Prerequisite: Open only to juniors and seniors. Must have access to transportation to a local hospital. Must be able to spend one four hour evening session per week in hospital internship.

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GENDER STUDIES (Spring 2012)

GSC 45104 / 65104 (CBR)

Crisis and Community: Shaping a Gendered Response

Amanda McKendree

Credit hours: 3

What is crisis? As a community, how do we interpret and respond to public crisis events? These guiding questions will propel our work into understanding a gendered crisis response from the perspective of a local community organization. In collaboration with a local community organization, we will examine multidisciplinary perspectives of public crisis events, theoretical approaches to crisis management and crisis communication, and the channels of communication necessary to prepare for, analyze, and respond to pubic crisis events. We will work with the local community organization to co-create a gendered approach to local crisis preparation and response that connects to regional, national, and international initiatives. Students will gain a gendered perspective of crisis response through analyzing case studies, evaluating theories of crisis and gender, and producing a summary report of recommendations in addition to a formal presentation for the local community organization.

STUDENT LEARNING GOALS

After completing this course students should be able to do the following:

  • Describe key concepts and theories central to crisis preparation and response;
  • Apply gender theories and research to different crisis events in various community settings;
  • Evaluate crisis preparation and response strategies for various public crisis events;
  • Practice essential skills for crisis management (managing information, managing communication, strategic planning, and problem solving).

COURSE TEXTS

Benhabib, Seyla. Situating the Self: Gender, Community, and Postmoderism in Contemporary Ethics. Routledge, 1992. (Select chapters), Coombs, W. Timothy. Ongoing Crisis Communication: Planning, Managing, and Responding. Sage, 2007.Millar, Dan P., and Robert L. Heath. Responding to Crisis: A Rhetorical Approach to Crisis Communication. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004. Also, I may give you several short articles to read.

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LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (Spring 2012)


LAST 40428 / AFST 43575 / ILS 40910 / ROSP 40876 (CBL)
Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Latino/a Literature

Marisel Moreno

Credit hours: 3


In this course, students will examine the key issues of race and ethnicity in U.S. Latina/o literary production, particularly in the works of Afro-Latina/o, Andean-Latina/o (and other Latinos of indigenous descent), and Asian-Latina/o authors. The range of races, ethnicities, and nationalities of the established and emerging authors studied in the course will enhance the students' understanding of the complexity and heterogeneity of that group that we call "Latinos." The course will be divided into three major units: Caribbean, Central American, and South American Latinos. Students will read works by migrants from a range of countries, including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panamá, Perú, Ecuador, Uruguay and Colombia. This course will have a service-learning component. Students will be required to spend two hours per week volunteering at the local Hispanic community center Casa de Amistad. The course will be conducted in Spanish. Participation, frequent short essays, a journal, midterm, final exam, and final paper will determine the final grade.


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MUSIC (Spring 2012)

MUS 20651 (CBL)

Ensemble Management

Alison Redar

Credit hours: 3

Students will learn pedagogical techniques to help them manage a large ensemble rehearsal. Students will receive one-on-one instruction from faculty as well as have extensive hands-on opportunities to practice these techniques. Students will serve as directors within the Bandlink program and share responsibility for classroom management, literature selection, instruction, logistics and budget.

MUS 20691 (CBL)

Instrumental Pedagogy

Alison Redar

Credit hours: 1

Notre Dame students will learn teaching techniques on their instruments through hands-on instruction of local students in the Bandlink program. Instruction will be in individual lessons and small group rehearsals.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (Spring 2012)

POLS 35901 (CBR/EL)

Internships

Carolina Arroyo

Credit hours: varies 1 to 3

The goal of the internship program is to integrate academic learning with the world beyond the classroom. Internships are available throughout the Notre Dame area with a variety of government offices, non-profit agencies, and NGOs. Interns work with professionals in their area of interest, explore career options, and gain real work experience. Interns are required to work six to eight hours per week. All internships are unpaid. Internship credits are elective and do not fulfill any major requirements. 

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PSYCHOLOGY (Spring 2012)

PSY 23090 / CSC 23090 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Youth, Risk and Resilience

Kalsea Koss / Gaoli Saedi / Susan Gunderson / Jay Brandenberger

Credit hours: 1

(Formerly known as Children and Poverty Seminar; previous Children and Poverty participants would be repeating the course)

The goal of the Youth, Risk, and Resilience Seminar is to educate participants on issues affecting low-income, urban youth living in at-risk environments in America. Topics will include violence, healthcare, education, welfare, homelessness, food insecurity and mental health, and means to promote resilience. Students will begin exploration during orientation sessions, which will examine the current state of youth living in at-risk environments, as well as available resources and developmental support, both public and private. A week-long immersion in New York City provides an opportunity to meet with community leaders and policy makers focused on youth concerns. Follow-up class meetings will complete the learning cycle.

PSY 23096 / CSC 33998 (EL)

Understanding Mental Illness

Edward Kelly / Susan Sharpe

Credit hours: 1

In the United States alone, over 25 million people are affected with mental illness. Countless family members, friends and mental health professionals struggle to understand and help those diagnosed with these confusing and often debilitating diseases. Unless we know someone or struggle with similar issues ourselves, the majority of the rest of us know virtually nothing about the confusing "world" of mental illness. This seminar gives students the opportunity to learn about mental illness from the personal perspective of those most directly impacted by it: those living with it, family members, and health care providers. The goals of this seminar are to help students become more knowledgeable about these diseases and their early warning signs and to develop compassion for those who suffer from them.

PSY 23855 / CSC 23855 (EL)
Social Concerns Seminar: Take Ten

Ellen Kyes

Credit hours: 1


Take Ten is a research-based violence prevention program and curriculum designed at the Robinson Community Learning Center. Volunteers work on a weekly basis with schoolchildren of all grades to teach them the skills needed to resolve conflict peacefully. Take Ten's mission is to provide youth with positive alternatives to violence and build their capacity to make more informed choices when faced with conflict. Students participating in the Take Ten seminar will serve as Take Ten volunteers during the semester (February through April with training in January),being part of a team that works at a school in the area one time per week. Additionally, the readings and reflections will allow students to focus on understanding issues of youth and violence from various perspectives. Contact: Ellen Kyes at epaul@nd.edu. Approval required. Apply at Robinson Community Learning Center.

PSY 33691 / CSC 33997 / CST 33997 / IIPS 33905 (EL)

Rethinking Crime and Justice: Explorations from the Inside Out

Edward Kelly / Susan Sharpe

Credit hours: 3

What are the causes and costs of criminal behavior? How are people and communities affected by incarceration? How can we make our criminal justice system as good as it can be for all stakeholders? This course brings together students from both sides of the prison wall to explore issues including why people commit crime, what prisons are for, realities of prison life and reentry, effects of victimization, and restorative justice perspectives. This course follows the Inside-Out model of prison exchange now well established across the United States. It provides an opportunity for "inside students" (at the Westville Correctional Facility) and "outside students" (from Notre Dame) to learn with and from each other and to break new ground together. Notre Dame students travel to Westville each week of the semester for dialogue with students at the facility, who have read the same relevant texts. Together they examine myths and realities related to crime and to punishment, explore the effects of criminal justice policy, and develop ideas for responding more effectively to crime in our communities.

PSY 43271 (CBL)

Seminar in Autism

Thomas Whitman

Credit hours: 3

This practicum/seminar is the logical outgrowth of a long informal relationship that student volunteers have had with families in the Michiana community who have autistic and other special needs children. The practicum aspect of the course will involve students going into a family home and working in a structured program with an autistic child - on average about two times a week for about a total of four to five hours. In addition, students will meet in class once a week for discussion of a range of topics relating to autism, including issues regarding its definition, assessment, etiology, and treatment, as well as topics regarding the impact of autism on the family, community resources, and social policy. A number of classes will feature discussions led by parents of autistic children. This class is particularly recommended for students interested in child clinical psychology, education, developmental psychology, medicine, social work, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. The course is open to non-majors as well as majors.

Requirements: Regular attendance (practicum setting and class), completion of practicum diary, active class participation, a paper on some topic related to autism. Students must have access to a car in order to attend their practicum.

PSY 43535 / ANTH 35250 / HESB 43509 / SOC 30054 / STV 40154 (CBL)

Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

Robert Wolosin

Credit hours: 4

This course focuses on social science approaches to sickness and healing. The medical encounter is examined from anthropological perspectives. The course emphasizes the difficulties traditional biomedicine has in addressing patients’ expectations for care. Students serve an internship as patient ombudsman in a local hospital emergency room four hours per week. Students must obtain authorization numbers through the Department of Anthropology (314 O’Shaughnessy).

Prerequisite: Open only to juniors and seniors. Must have access to transportation to a local hospital. Must be able to spend one four hour evening session per week in hospital internship.

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ROMANCE LANGUAGES — SPANISH (Spring 2012)

ROSP 20460 (EL)
Spanish for the Medical Profession

Maria Coloma

Credit hours: 3


This course introduces students who have mastered the rudiments of Spanish grammar to a vocabulary allowing them to discuss medicine and health care with the Spanish-speaking population in the United States.

ROSP 40876 /AFST 43575 / ILS 40910 / LAST 40428 (CBL)
Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Latino/a Literature

Marisel Moreno

Credit hours: 3


In this course, students will examine the key issues of race and ethnicity in U.S. Latina/o literary production, particularly in the works of Afro-Latina/o, Andean-Latina/o (and other Latinos of indigenous descent), and Asian-Latina/o authors. The range of races, ethnicities, and nationalities of the established and emerging authors studied in the course will enhance the students' understanding of the complexity and heterogeneity of that group that we call "Latinos." The course will be divided into three major units: Caribbean, Central American, and South American Latinos. Students will read works by migrants from a range of countries, including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panamá, Perú, Ecuador, Uruguay and Colombia. This course will have a service-learning component. Students will be required to spend two hours per week volunteering at the local Hispanic community center Casa de Amistad. The course will be conducted in Spanish. Participation, frequent short essays, a journal, midterm, final exam, and final paper will determine the final grade.

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SOCIOLOGY (Spring 2012)

SOC 20033 (Sections 01 and 02) / ESS 20203 / HESB 30422 (CBL)
Introduction to Social Problems: A Community-based Learning Approach

Michael Strand

Credit hours: 3

Today's society is beset by many serious social problems, for example, crime and deviance, drug abuse and addiction, domestic violence, hunger and poverty, and racial/ethnic discrimination. How do we think about these problems in ways that lead to helpful solutions? In what ways does one's own social background and role in society affect his/her views of these problems? In this course, students will learn to take a sociological perspective not only in examining the causes, consequences, and solutions to some of society's most troubling social problems, but also in taking a critical look at their own perceptions of the problems.

SOC 30054 / ANTH 35250 / HESB 43509 / STV 40154 / PSY 43535 (CBL)

Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

Robert Wolosin

Credit hours: 4

This course focuses on social science approaches to sickness and healing. The medical encounter is examined from anthropological perspectives. The course emphasizes the difficulties traditional biomedicine has in addressing patients' expectations for care. Students serve an internship as patient ombudsman in a local hospital emergency room 4 hours per week. Students MUST have access to transportation to participate in the ER internships. Students are required to sign a waiver, to present evidence of immunizations, and to receive a TB skin test.

SOC 45000 (CBL)

Sociology Internships

Ann R. Power   

Credit hours: varies 1 to 3                                                  

This is an experiential course designed to give students some practical experience in the area of urban affairs, social welfare, education, health care, or business, in order to test their interest, complement their academic work, or acquire work experience preparatory to future careers. Students are placed in a community agency in the South Bend area and normally work eight hours per week as interns under the supervision of an experienced practitioner. Hours are flexible, usually set to accommodate the intern's availability and the needs of the host agency. While there are no prerequisites, preference is given to Sociology majors, ALPP or SCPP majors, PSIM minors, and students who have had course work in an area related to social concerns. This is a graded course. In addition to field work, academic work includes reading scholarly works related to the field placement, periodic group meetings with the instructor and others in the course, periodic short reports, and a final paper. (For more information and/or an application, contact Ann Power at Power.4@nd.edu.)

The following is a list of agencies that have accepted interns. Students may also request placement in an agency they find on their own (subject to approval by the instructor).

  • CASIE Center (Child Abuse Services, Investigation and Education)
  • Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, St. Joseph County
  • Early Childhood Development Center
  • Family Justice Center
  • Good Shepherd Montessori School
  • Indiana Legal Services
  • La Casa de Amistad
  • Near Northwest Neighborhood Inc.
  • Neighborhood Development Association
  • Robinson Community Learning Center
  • Safe Station (Youth Runaway Shelter)
  • Salvation Army of St. Joseph County (Social Services)
  • Sex Offense Services, Madison Center
  • Sr. Maura Brannick Health Center at Chapin Street
  • Upward Bound
  • Washington High School, South Bend

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THEOLOGY (Spring 2012)

THEO 13183 (Section 05) (CBL)
Theology University Seminar

Robert Krieg

Credit hours: 3


This first course in theology offers a critical study of the Bible and the early Catholic tradition. Following an introduction to the Old and New Testaments, students follow major post-biblical developments in Christian life and worship (e.g., liturgy, theology, doctrine, asceticism), emphasizing the first five centuries. For details on emphases of individual instructors, see the Department of Theology Course Description Booklet or the departmental website: www.nd.edu/~theo.

THEO 20828 (EL)

Christianity and World Religions

Bradley Malkovsky

Credit hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the basic teachings and spiritualities of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. We will approach these religions both historically and theologically, seeking to determine where they converge and differ from Christianity on such perennial issues as death, meaning, the nature of ultimate Mystery, the overcoming of suffering, etc. We will also examine some traditional and contemporary Catholic and Protestant approaches to religious pluralism. Our own search to know how the truth and experience of other faiths is related to Christian faith will be guided by the insights of important Catholic contemplatives who have entered deeply into the spirituality of other traditions. By course end we ought to have a greater understanding of what is essential to Christian faith and practice as well as a great appreciation of spiritual paths of others. The experiential learning opportunities involved are comparisons of the doctrines and spiritualities of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam with those of Christianity. In class we regularly practice a type of meditation that is foundational to both Hindu and Buddhist schools.

THEO 33931 / CSC 33931 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning Internship: Microfinance and Social Venturing
Andrea Smith Shappell / Carl Ackermann


1 Credit THEO, 2 Credits BA
Application and interview required — 10 week internship program
Taken with BAUG 30200

Students who are completing their junior year in the Mendoza College of Business or who have completed courses in Social Venturing are eligible for this course. After classroom sessions in the spring semester, students work for 8-10 weeks of the summer with social enterprise organizations, for-profit or not-for-profit organizations that attend to a financial, social and/or environmental bottom line. Students use their business skills to promote economic development initiatives, assist with feasibility or business planning for a new social enterprise, or guide future growth of an ongoing initiative through capacity building and other strategic activities. The experiential learning is complimented with readings from Catholic social thought. Course requirements include classroom sessions in April, reading and writing assignments during the summer, classroom discussions and a presentation in the fall semester.

THEO 33933 / CSC 33933 / CST 33933 / ILS 35801 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning: Latino Leadership Intern Program

Andrea Shappell

Credit hours: 3

This is a leadership internship for Hispanic studies working 10-12 weeks in a Hispanic/Latino area with organizations dedicated to empowering local communities. Students will complete the requirements of THEO 33931 and work with the Center for Social Concerns to build partnerships with the agencies and people involved.

THEO 33936 / CSC 33936 / CST 33936 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning Program: Confronting Social Issues

Andrea Smith Shappell / Margaret Pfeil

Credit hours: 3

Immersion: Eight-week summer service-learning placements

This three-credit course of the Summer Service Learning Program takes place before, during, and after student participation in the eight consecutive week summer immersion sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Notre Dame Alumni Association. The goal of the course is to reflect on the meaning and dynamics of Christian service, compassion and Catholic social teaching through experiential learning, reading, writing and discussions. Writing assignments include journal assignments and a final paper. The course is completed during the first five weeks of fall semester and is graded Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Acceptance is based on the student's application and interview. Contact the Center for Social Concerns for more information.

THEO 33938 / CSC 33938 / CST 33938 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning Program: International

Rachel Tomas Morgan / Paul Kollman

Credit hours: 3

This course and internship is synonymous with the Center for Social Concerns International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP). The course seeks to challenge students who have domestic service-learning experiences to encounter international realities, and to provide them the opportunity to work with persons and grass roots groups working to address the needs of the poor internationally. The learning goals of the course are to gain and understanding of the multidimensionality of poverty in the developing world; analyze root causes, and identify strategies for social development (poverty alleviation); to gain an understanding of international social issues in light of Catholic social teaching; and to strengthen cross-cultural competencies. Academic requirements include a journal, reading and writing assignments during the summer months, a re-entry weekend retreat, four re-entry classes meeting on Thursdays 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in September and October, and a final paper/project.

THEO 33950 / CSC 33950 / CST 33950 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Appalachia

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This seminar involves experiential learning during the semester break. The course is centered on a service-learning immersion in the region of Appalachia and provides preparation for and follow-up to that experience. Students may focus on particular themes (e.g., rural health care, environmental issues) at various sites while learning about the region and rural issues.

THEO 33951 / CSC 33951 / CST 33951 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: U.S. Healthcare Policy and Poverty

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

The seminar invites students to examine strengths and weaknesses of our health care system, explore the possibilities for the future of American health care, and ask how modifications might help create the society we hope to become and improve the common good. A survey of our currents system will include an evaluation of: employer based healthcare, cause and consequences of being uninsured, policy safety nets, under-served populations, and the factors affecting the cost and reformation of healthcare.

THEO 33952 / CSC 33952 (CBL)
Social Concerns Seminar: Social Change

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1


This seminar allows students to participate in an experiential opportunity designed to examine contemporary social problems. Emphasis will be placed on understanding issues/conflicts from the perspective of the various participants. Preparation and follow-up sessions are tailored to the specific opportunity.

THEO 33954 / CSC 33954 / CST 33954 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Leadership Through Solidarity

Michael Hebbeler

Credit hours: 1

The Leadership through Solidarity Seminar seeks to cultivate an understanding of leadership through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. This seminar includes an experiential learning component as undergraduate students practice relationship building through prayer and service with the South Bend Catholic Worker community. The principles of solidarity and the common good are explored through faith sharing, service learning, and fellowship at the Worker and in the classroom.

THEO 33961 / CSC 33961 (CBL)
Social Concerns Seminar: Discernment

Michael Hebbeler

Credit hours: 1

The Discernment Seminar provides senior-level undergraduate students an opportunity to reflect on their Notre Dame experience and consider postgraduate plans with one another through small-group discussion. Each session is structured to assist the students' exploration and articulation of their respective vocations through a variety of means, including narrative theology, spiritual direction, literature, and the arts.

THEO 33963 / CSC 33963 / CST 33963 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Church and Social Action: Urban Plunge

Bill Purcell

Credit hours: 1

The Urban Plunge is a one-credit experiential learning course designed to expose students to the sights and sounds of poverty in most major cities in the United States in close proximity to their home town. During the 48-hour immersion each student will have the opportunity to meet people affected by poverty as well as those working to eradicate it. The plunge is scheduled for two consecutive days in early January.

THEO 33965 / CSC 33965 / CST 33965 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Organizing, Power and Hope

Jay Caponigro

Robinson Community Learning Center

Credit hours: 1

Students with previous urban experience are invited to develop new perspectives on the role of neighborhood churches and community organizations responding to injustice in Chicago. By meeting with diverse community organizers, pastors, and leaders, this seminar will engage participants to sharpen their social analysis, challenge their perceptions of power, and learn new forms of ministry for adults committed to social justice. Because of the unique partnership between the Sisters of St. Casimir and the Center for Social Concerns, there will be an element of spirituality and reflection on Catholic Social Tradition throughout the seminar.

THEO 33967 / CSC 33967 / CST 33967 / ILS 33967 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Migrant Experiences

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This seminar is a unique immersion into the lives of migrant farm workers in Florida during the spring harvest. Students pick tomatoes in the fields (donating their wages), live with migrant families, assist church and social agencies that serve migrants, and meet with community leaders, never again to take food for granted.

THEO 33968 / CSC 33968 / CST 33968 / PSY 23852 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: L’Arche Communities

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This Seminar centers around travel to a L’Arche community (e. g., Toronto, Canada) to share community life with developmentally challenged persons. Students draw from the philosophy of Jean Vanier, the works of theologian Henri Nouwen, and other spiritual writings to augment this participatory learning experience.

THEO 33970 / CSC 33970 / CST 33970 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: International Issues

Rachel Tomas Morgan / Paul Kollman

Credit hours: 1

This seminar serves as the required orientation course for all THEO 33938: International Service-learning Program participants. It will provide students with an introduction to international issues in developing countries through the lens of Catholic social tradition, guidance in independent country/area study, preparation and tools for cross-cultural service, opportunities for theological reflection, logistical information necessary for international programs and travel, and general support within the context of a community of colleagues. Other students doing summer internships in developing countries may take the seminar with permission from the instructor.

THEO 33995 / CSC 33995 (CBL)

Global Health Seminar

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

The Center for Social Concerns, in collaboration with the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Holy Family Surgery Center and St. Mary's College will offer a weeklong seminar near Tegucigalpa, Honduras. During the weeklong course, students will gain exposure and insight into the medical care delivery and health conditions in rural Honduras. Students will observe orthopedic surgery. The health of populations will be considered in a global context, emphasizing health problems that transcend national borders or have a global political and economic impact. Students will examine the work of major international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Millenial Development Goals, and the World Food Programme (WFP), World Bank, and the IMF. They will also explore the work of the Church and the role of Catholic Social Teaching to address global health and the complex social forces that affect it.

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SUPPLEMENTARY MAJORS, MINORS, AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TRADITION (Spring 2012)

CST 33933 / CSC 33933 / ILS 35801 / THEO 33933 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning: Latino Leadership Intern Program

Andrea Shappell

Credit hours: 3

This is a leadership internship for Hispanic studies working 10-12 weeks in a Hispanic/Latino area with organizations dedicated to empowering local communities. Students will complete the requirements of THEO 33931 and work with the Center for Social Concerns to build partnerships with the agencies and people involved.

CST 33936 / CSC 33936 / THEO 33936 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning Program: Confronting Social Issues

Andrea Smith Shappell / Margaret Pfeil

Credit hours: 3

Immersion: Eight-week summer service-learning placements

This three-credit course of the Summer Service Learning Program takes place before, during, and after student participation in the eight consecutive week summer immersion sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Notre Dame Alumni Association. The goal of the course is to reflect on the meaning and dynamics of Christian service, compassion and Catholic social teaching through experiential learning, reading, writing and discussions. Writing assignments include journal assignments and a final paper. The course is completed during the first five weeks of fall semester and is graded Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Acceptance is based on the student's application and interview. Contact the Center for Social Concerns for more information.

CST 33938 / CSC 33938 / THEO 33938 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning Program: International

Rachel Tomas Morgan / Paul Kollman

Credit hours: 3

This course and internship is synonymous with the Center for Social Concerns International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP). The course seeks to challenge students who have domestic service-learning experiences to encounter international realities, and to provide them the opportunity to work with persons and grass roots groups working to address the needs of the poor internationally. The learning goals of the course are to gain and understanding of the multidimensionality of poverty in the developing world; analyze root causes, and identify strategies for social development (poverty alleviation); to gain an understanding of international social issues in light of Catholic social teaching; and to strengthen cross-cultural competencies. Academic requirements include a journal, reading and writing assignments during the summer months, a re-entry weekend retreat, four re-entry classes meeting on Thursdays 6:30–7:45 p.m. in September and October, and a final paper/project.

CST 33950 / CSC 33950 / THEO 33950 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Appalachia

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This seminar involves experiential learning during the semester break. The course is centered on a service-learning immersion in the region of Appalachia and provides preparation for and follow-up to that experience. Students may focus on particular themes (e.g., rural health care, environmental issues) at various sites while learning about the region and rural issues.

CST 33951 / CSC 33951 / THEO 33951 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: U.S. Healthcare Policy and Poverty

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

The seminar invites students to examine strengths and weaknesses of our health care system, explore the possibilities for the future of American health care, and ask how modifications might help create the society we hope to become and improve the common good. A survey of our currents system will include an evaluation of: employer based healthcare, cause and consequences of being uninsured, policy safety nets, under-served populations, and the factors affecting the cost and reformation of healthcare.

CST 33954 / CSC 33954 / THEO 33954 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Leadership Through Solidarity

Michael Hebbeler

Credit hours: 1

The Leadership through Solidarity Seminar seeks to cultivate an understanding of leadership through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. This seminar includes an experiential learning component as undergraduate students practice relationship building through prayer and service with the South Bend Catholic Worker community. The principles of solidarity and the common good are explored through faith sharing, service learning, and fellowship at the Worker and in the classroom.

CST 33963 / CSC 33963 / THEO 33963 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Church and Social Action: Urban Plunge

Bill Purcell

Credit hours: 1

The Urban Plunge is a one-credit experiential learning course designed to expose students to the sights and sounds of poverty in most major cities in the United States in close proximity to their home town. During the 48-hour immersion each student will have the opportunity to meet people affected by poverty as well as those working to eradicate it. The plunge is scheduled for two consecutive days in early January.

CST 33965 / CSC 33965 / THEO 33965 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Organizing, Power and Hope

Jay Caponigro

Credit hours: 1

Robinson Community Learning Center

Students with previous urban experience are invited to develop new perspectives on the role of neighborhood churches and community organizations responding to injustice in Chicago. By meeting with diverse community organizers, pastors, and leaders, this seminar will engage participants to sharpen their social analysis, challenge their perceptions of power, and learn new forms of ministry for adults committed to social justice. Because of the unique partnership between the Sisters of St. Casimir and the Center for Social Concerns, there will be an element of spirituality and reflection on Catholic Social Tradition throughout the seminar.

CST 33967 / CSC 33967 / THEO 33967 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Migrant Experiences

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This seminar is a unique immersion into the lives of migrant farm workers in Florida during the spring harvest. Students pick tomatoes in the fields (donating their wages), live with migrant families, assist church and social agencies that serve migrants, and meet with community leaders, never again to take food for granted.

CST 33968 / CSC 33968 / PSY 23852 / THEO 33968 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: L’Arche Communities

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This Seminar centers around travel to a L’Arche community (e. g., Toronto, Canada) to share community life with developmentally challenged persons. Students draw from the philosophy of Jean Vanier, the works of theologian Henri Nouwen, and other spiritual writings to augment this participatory learning experience.

CST 33970 / CSC 33970 / THEO 33970 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: International Issues

Rachel Tomas Morgan / Paul Kollman

Credit hours: 1

This seminar serves as the required orientation course for all THEO 33938: International Service-Learning Program participants. It will provide students with an introduction to international issues in developing countries through the lens of Catholic social tradition, guidance in independent country/area study, preparation and tools for cross-cultural service, opportunities for theological reflection, logistical information necessary for international programs and travel, and general support within the context of a community of colleagues. Other students participating in summer internships or research in developing countries may take the seminar with permission from the instructor.

CST 33997 / PSY 33961 / IIPS 33905 / CSC 33997 (EL)

Rethinking Crime and Justice: Explorations from the Inside Out

Edward Kelly / Susan Sharpe

Credit hours: 3

What are the causes and costs of criminal behavior? How are people and communities affected by incarceration? How can we make our criminal justice system as good as it can be for all stakeholders? This course brings together students from both sides of the prison wall to explore issues including why people commit crime, what prisons are for, realities of prison life and reentry, effects of victimization, and restorative justice perspectives. This course follows the Inside-Out model of prison exchange now well established across the United States. It provides an opportunity for "inside students" (at the Westville Correctional Facility) and "outside students" (from Notre Dame) to learn with and from each other and to break new ground together. Notre Dame students travel to Westville each week of the semester for dialogue with students at the facility, who have read the same relevant texts. Together they examine myths and realities related to crime and to punishment, explore the effects of criminal justice policy, and develop ideas for responding more effectively to crime in our communities.

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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (Spring 2012)

CAPP 30515 (EL)

Systems Analysis and Design

Louis Berzai

Credit hours: 3

Administered in two major segments, the course first exposes students to the full scope of analyzing and designing computer systems by covering problem definition, data collection, documentation of existing systems, and definition of new systems requirements. We use the methodology of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The second segment deals first with students working on genuine business projects. The second phase of this segment gets into object-oriented systems analysis, which is a new concept in systems analysis and design.

CAPP 45565 (Sections 01 and 02) (CBL)
Internship

Louis Berzai

Credit hours: 3

The course description for this course is slightly different for each section. CAPP 45565 Section 01 Internship. This encompasses working with various civic, public and or private organizations using acquired computer applications knowledge and skills. Credit is given only if work is done in the Information Systems area of an organization.

CAPP 45565 Section 02 CAPP/TBS Community Service Internship. This internship was created to allow an interested CAPP/TBS student to lend their skills and talents to a worthy cause in our local community.

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EDUCATION, SCHOOLING, AND SOCIETY (Spring 2012)

ESS 20203 / HESB 30422 / SOC 20033 (Sections 01 and 02) (CBL)
Introduction to Social Problems: A Community-based Learning Approach

Michael Strand

Credit hours: 3

This course introduces a sociological study of some of the serious social problems plaguing society. Among these are poverty and homelessness, racial disparities, gender injustice, gross educational inequalities, interpersonal violence, and difficulties faced by prisoners upon re-entry to society. This course will give students opportunities to practice good social science by comparing theories about the causes of social problems and possible solutions to (1) empirical evidence presented in important sociological studies and (2) evidence gleaned by students through their own community-based learning experiences. To gain this first-hand knowledge, students enrolled in this course must volunteer a minimum of 20 hours during the course of the semester in a South Bend community organization dealing with one or more of these social problems.

ESS 30611 (CBL)

Tutoring in the Community

Nancy Masters

Credit hours: 1

This class is offered for students who are taking part in any of the campus-wide tutoring programs, such as Teamwork for Tomorrow, SAINTS, Our Lady’s Helpers, etc. The class is a one-credit, S/U course that provides an overview of teaching methods for the tutoring setting. Arrangements for tutoring can be made prior to the start of class by contacting Nancy Masters at nmasters@nd.edu.

ESS 35608 (CBL)

Practicum in Coaching

Darin Thomas

Credit hours: 3

The practicum involves supervised work experience in various athletic settings. Students will demonstrate effective coaching through the submission of evidence-based documentation. Students must complete both the principles and foundations courses before doing the practicum. The student will have directed supervision in coaching. The student will pick a sport that s/he is interested in coaching. After approval of the cooperating coach and the director of coaching, the student will be granted a coaching practicum under direct supervision of the cooperating coach/supervisor. Periodic interactive meetings will be held to discussion the experience with other students and experienced coaches.

ESS 40263 (CBL)
Autism

Thomas Whitman

Credit hours: 3


This seminar discusses topics related to developmental disabilities, with a special emphasis on pervasive developmental disorders and autism. Issues regarding their definition, etiology, and treatment are also discussed.

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HESBURGH PROGRAM (Spring 2012)

HESB 30422 / AFST 20716 / ESS 20203 / SOC 20033 (Sections 01 and 02) (CBL)
Introduction to Social Problems: A Community-based Learning Approach

Michael Strand

Credit hours: 3

Today's society is beset by many serious social problems, for example, crime and deviance, drug abuse and addiction, domestic violence, hunger and poverty, and racial/ethnic discrimination. How do we think about these problems in ways that lead to helpful solutions? In what ways does one's own social background and role in society affect his/her views of these problems? In this course, students will learn to take a sociological perspective not only in examining the causes, consequences, and solutions to some of society's most troubling social problems, but also in taking a critical look at their own perceptions of the problems.

HESB 43509 / ANTH 35250 / SOC 30054 / STV 40154 / PSY 43535 (CBL)

Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

Robert Wolosin

Credit hours: 4

This course focuses on social science approaches to sickness and healing. The medical encounter is examined from anthropological perspectives. The course emphasizes the difficulties traditional biomedicine has in addressing patients' expectations for care. Students serve an internship as patient ombudsman in a local hospital emergency room 4 hours per week. Students MUST have access to transportation to participate in the ER internships. Students are required to sign a waiver, to present evidence of immunizations, and to receive a TB skin test.

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IRISH STUDIES (Spring 2012)

IRST 33910 / CSC 33934 (CBL/CBR)

Social Concerns Seminar: Digital Education in Northern Ireland

Sean O’Brien

Credit hours: 1

Students will travel to Northern Ireland to work with both Protestant and Catholic high school students to create a web-based multimedia project during spring break, 2012. The class will facilitate the design and construction of a site telling the stories of the ancient fort on the grounds of Lismore Comprehensive School that gives the institution its name --an lios mór or great fort. Because of the broad focus of the project, students from all academic backgrounds and technology skill levels will have something to contribute to the project. Prior to travelling to County Armagh, students will meet to learn about the history of County Armagh - both in ancient times and in relation to the recently ended Troubles, plan and design new media approaches to the project, and discuss how we can best prepare as a team to meet the unique challenges and opportunities of teaching in what may be the first de-segregated classroom many of the high school students have ever been in. Students will develop individual grant applications for funding to support their travel through on-campus organizations the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Institute for Study of the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Reseearch Opportunity Program, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, as well as the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies (irishstudies.nd.edu).

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POVERTY STUDIES (Spring 2012)

PS 30002 (CBR) 

Experiential Learning-Internship 

Connie Snyder Mick

Credit hours: 1–3

Students electing to fulfill the experiential learning requirement through internships in the community (Option B) may do so by enrolling in PS 30002. Students must complete 3 credits total, but may do so in one, two, or three separate internships with corresponding credit, enrolling in PS 30002 each semester they are participating in an internship, or in the Fall semester if the internship takes place over the summer. Students will determine credit value with their internship advisor and a Poverty Studies director. For 3 credits, a student must complete 80 to 100 hours total during one semester or approximately 8 to 10 hours per week for 10 weeks, including time at the site and with the internship advisor. A 2-credit internship requires 50 to 70 total hours (or 5-7 hours for 10 weeks) and a 1-credit internship would involve 30 to 50 total hours (or 3-5 hours for 10 weeks). Students may arrange to intern for more or less than 10 weeks during the semester they are enrolled in PS 30002 and can adjust the weekly hours to correspond to the required total. After completing 3 credits of internship, students must then enroll in PS 30001 to complete a paper or project synthesizing and linking their learning to a broader understanding of poverty issues.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND VALUES (Spring 2012)

STV 40154 / ANTH 35250 / HESB 43509 / SOC 30054 / PSY 43535 (CBL)

Cultural Aspects of Clinical Medicine

Robert Wolosin

Credit hours: 4

This course focuses on social science approaches to sickness and healing. The medical encounter is examined from anthropological perspectives. The course emphasizes the difficulties traditional biomedicine has in addressing patients' expectations for care. Students serve an internship as patient ombudsman in a local hospital emergency room 4 hours per week. Students MUST have access to transportation to participate in the ER internships. Students are required to sign a waiver, to present evidence of immunizations, and to receive a TB skin test.

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WRITING AND RHETORIC (Spring 2012)

WR 13200 (CBL)

Community Based Writing and Rhetoric

Edward Kelly

Credit hours: 3

In cooperation with the Center for Social Concerns, these sections of composition place students in learning situations in the wider community where they are in contact with people who are dealing with the specific content issue of their section. We welcome students with commitment to social justice and community service to enroll.

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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE (Spring 2012)

ARCH 53411 (EL)

History of American Architecture 1630-1915

John Stamper

Credit hours: 3

This course is seminar on the history of architecture in the United States from the colonial period in the 1600s until World War I. The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the formative ideas, major monuments, and characteristic experiences of different building cultures in the United States and to investigate various problems of interpretation raised by the material under review. Architecture will be defined in the broadest possible terms to include vernacular as well as high architecture examples of buildings, distinctive urban configurations, and landscape design. Architectural History will be defined as the record of the rich diversity of human experiences evident in the different ways Americans have shaped the built environment to pursue social, civil, and religious ends. By the end of the semester, students should have an understanding of the cultural and historical factors that shaped American architecture from 1630 to 1915 and should have the ability to identify and distinguish between the different styles and periods of architecture from this period. They should have the research skills to prepare scholarly and theoretical papers and essays on the subject, and they will have experience with in-class presentations on topics related to their research.  Course requirements consist of attendance at seminars, completion of required readings and writing assignments.

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MENDOZA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

ACCOUNTANCY (Spring 2012)

ACCT 40660 (CBL)

Tax Assistance Program

Ken Milani

Credit hours: 2

Preparing income tax returns for low-income individuals is the primary purpose of the Tax Assistance Program. An introductory Federal Income Tax course is a prerequisite. The course begins with four weeks of classes that focus on tax issues that are important when helping low-income individuals (e.g., determining filing status, calculating the child credit, computing the earned income credit). Following the class sessions, students are assigned to specific locations in South Bend or Mishawaka where the returns are prepared. Certified public accountants are available at several locations to help with complex matters. The Tax Assistance Program has been operating since 1972. The course is a two-credit hour offering graded using a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory scale.

ACCT 40670 (CBL)

Tax Assistance Program: Administrative Elements

Ken Milani

Credit hours: 2

This course is designed for students participating in the Tax Assistance Program for the second time. Administrative elements of the Tax Assistance Program (e. g, coordinating, organizing, scheduling) will be emphasized in this offering in addition to the tax compliance activities. Students enrolling in this course will handle administrative responsibilities in the Tax Assistance Program (e.g., Chairperson, Logistics Director, Public Relations Director) as well as being involved in the preparation of income tax returns for individuals. The course is a two-credit hour offering graded using a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory scale.

ACCT 70691 (CBL)

Income Taxation of International Individuals

Ken Milani

Credit hours: 3

Income Taxation of International Individuals is a graduate course that includes participation in the Tax Assistance Program as a requirement of the course. The graduate students involved in the course prepare income tax returns for foreign students and international scholars at Notre Dame. In 2008, more than 700 taxpayers were helped and over 1,300 (federal and state) income tax returns were prepared.

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MANAGEMENT (Spring 2012)

MGT 40700 (CBL/EL)
Project Management

Corey Angst

Credit hours: 1.5

Whether you become a high-profile real estate developer, an investment banker, or an entrepreneur, in any career you'll need some project management skills to get your job done. Everyone tries to get projects finished on time and under budget, but many critical business projects fail anyway. We'll learn the steps associated with successful project management, examine some optimization techniques, learn how to use the software tools that enhance productivity, and discuss how to avoid the implementation pitfalls that cause good people doing good projects to fail.

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MARKETING (Spring 2012)

MARK 30120 (CBR)

Marketing Research

Sandra Ducoffe

Credit hours: 3

Required for all marketing majors. A study of the application of scientific method to the definition and solution of marketing problems with attention to research design, sampling theory, methods of data collection and the use of statistical techniques in the data analysis.

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MBA – BUSINESS ETHICS (Spring 2012)

MBET 70540 (EL)

The Business of Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Ante Glavas

Credit hours: 2

The main goal of the course is to explore how to create extraordinary business value through sustainability and social responsibility. It is intended for students who will be working in the business sector and are wondering how to integrate personal values, Notre Dame's mission, and learning from Mendoza classes into their daily business lives after they graduate. The primary topics covered are (a) the what - current and future trends; (b) the when - conditions under which business value can be created; and (c) the how - understanding how to integrate into strategy, daily practices, and the entire value chain. This course does not go into the why due to time constraints and it is assumed that all attending are interested in the topic. The methodology of the course is highly experiential and interactive. Students will be provided with resources for further learning.

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BUSINESS ETHICS (Spring 2012)

BAET 30510 (EL)
United Nations Global Compact

Oliver Williams

Credit hours: 1


In today's interconnected global economy, there is a growing realization that we must restore public trust in business. Integrating environmental, social, and governance issues into corporate management is the overriding purpose of the United Nations Global Compact and its ten principles. This is the heart of the corporate sustainability movement. The objectives of this course are as follows:

  1. To introduce the student to the United Nations Global Compact and why its focus on human rights, labor rights, environmental issues, and corruption is so attractive to the many stakeholders of business;
  2. To develop the ability to think clearly about how one integrates environmental, social, and governance issues into corporate management;
  3. To develop a sensitivity to the moral and ethical values that enable companies to restore public trust in business;
  4. To understand how a number of companies are implementing the principles of the Global Compact by examining case studies;
  5. To examine and understand the changing role of business in society.

 

BAET 40540 (EL)

The Business of Sustainability
Ante Glavas

Credit hours: 1.5

The main goal of the course is to explore how to create extraordinary business value through sustainability and social responsibility. It is intended for students who will be working in the business sector and are wondering how to integrate personal values, Notre Dame's mission, and learning from Mendoza classes into their daily business lives after they graduate. The primary topics covered are (a) the what - current and future trends; (b) the when - conditions under which business value can be created; and (c) the how - understanding how to integrate into strategy, daily practices, and the entire value chain. This course does not go into the why due to time constraints and it is assumed that all attending are interested in the topic. The methodology of the course is highly experiential and interactive. Students will be provided with resources for further learning.

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

CIVIL ENGINEERING (Spring 2012)

CE 45600 (CBR)

Civil Engineering Service Projects

Tracy Kijewski-Correa

Credit hours: varies 0-10

Civil Engineering Service Projects (CESP) partners students with community organizations to put their engineering skills into service. Currently the community partner is Bridges2Prosperity, a nonprofit organization providing pedestrian bridges to communities worldwide who lack such basic infrastructure. Under the banner of the NDSeed program, six to seven students will be accepted each academic year for this course and will supervise all aspects of bridge design and construction, including fundraising and international study via site surveys over Fall Break and construction in May following the spring semester. To join this course in the fall of any academic year, students must apply and be accepted to NDSeed in the prior spring semester. Students are expected to participate in the course for a full academic year, through bridge construction in May. The project is also affiliated with the Center for Social Concerns International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) and has additional curricular requirements through ISSLP. See www.nd.edu/~ndseed for more information.

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COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

BIOLOGY (Spring 2012)

BIOS 40450 (CBL/EL)

Developing Health Networks in Rare and Neglected Disease

Kasturi Haldar

A main purpose of this course is to engage upper level undergraduate and graduate students in clinical research in rare and neglected diseases. The focus for each semester is on neglected/infectious diseases with emphasis on worldwide eradication strategies. A major goal is to have Notre Dame students work on a clinical research project in class on some rare and/or neglected disease of major importance. A second important goal of this course is to develop an analogous model(s) for other neglected/infectious diseases. We hope this class will also help the students become advocates for these diseases. The course is also tied to a clinical-translational seminar series to enable students to meet with leading international experts who work in neglected diseases. The class is intended for juniors and seniors.

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CENTERS AND INSTITUTES

CENTER FOR SOCIAL CONCERNS (Spring 2012)

CSC 23090 / PSY 23090 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Youth, Risk and Resilience

Kalsea Koss / Mary Wagner Fuhs / Susan Gunderson / Jay Brandenberger

(formerly known as Children and Poverty Seminar; previous Children and Poverty participants would be repeating the course).

Credit hours: 1

The goal of the Youth, Risk, and Resilience Seminar is to educate participants on issues affecting low-income, urban youth living in at-risk environments in America. Topics will include violence, healthcare, education, welfare, homelessness, food insecurity and mental health, and means to promote resilience. Students will begin exploration during orientation sessions, which will examine the current state of youth living in at-risk environments, as well as available resources and developmental support, both public and private. A week-long immersion in New York City provides an opportunity to meet with community leaders and policy makers focused on youth concerns. Follow-up class meetings will complete the learning cycle.

CSC 23855 / PSY 23855 (EL)
Social Concerns Seminar: Take Ten

Ellen Kyes

Credit hours: 1


Take Ten is a research-based violence prevention program and curriculum designed at the Robinson Community Learning Center. Volunteers work on a weekly basis with schoolchildren of all grades to teach them the skills needed to resolve conflict peacefully. Take Ten's mission is to provide youth with positive alternatives to violence and build their capacity to make more informed choices when faced with conflict. Students participating in the Take Ten seminar will serve as Take Ten volunteers during the semester (February through April with training in January),being part of a team that works at a school in the area one time per week. Additionally, the readings and reflections will allow students to focus on understanding issues of youth and violence from various perspectives. Contact: Ellen Kyes at epaul@nd.edu. Approval required. Apply at Robinson Community Learning Center.

CSC 33931 / THEO 33931 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning Internship: Microfinance and Social Venturing
Andrea Smith Shappell / Carl Ackermann
1 Credit THEO, 2 Credits BA
Application and interview required — 10 week internship program
Taken with BAUG 30200

Students who are completing their junior year in the Mendoza College of Business or who have completed courses in Social Venturing are eligible for this course. After classroom sessions in the spring semester, students work for 8-10 weeks of the summer with social enterprise organizations, for-profit or not-for-profit organizations that attend to a financial, social and/or environmental bottom line. Students use their business skills to promote economic development initiatives, assist with feasibility or business planning for a new social enterprise, or guide future growth of an ongoing initiative through capacity building and other strategic activities. The experiential learning is complimented with readings from Catholic social thought. Course requirements include classroom sessions in April, reading and writing assignments during the summer, classroom discussions and a presentation in the fall semester.

CSC 33932 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning: African-American

Andrea Shappell

Credit hours: 1

This is a leadership internship for African-American students who work 10-12 weeks in an African-American area with organizations dedicated to empowering local communities. Students will complete the requirements of THEO 33932 and work with the Center for Social Concerns to build partnerships with the agencies and people involved. An application and interview are necessary for participation.

CSC 33933 / CST 33933 / ILS 35801 / THEO 33933 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning: Latino Leadership Intern Program

Andrea Shappell

Credit hours: 3

This is a leadership internship for Hispanic studies working 10-12 weeks in a Hispanic/Latino area with organizations dedicated to empowering local communities. Students will complete the requirements of THEO 359 and work with the Center for Social Concerns to build partnerships with the agencies and people involved. Application and interview necessary for participation.

CSC 33934 / IRST 33910 (CBL/CBR)

Social Concerns Seminar: Digital Education in Northern Ireland

Sean O’Brien

Credit hours: 1

Students will travel to Northern Ireland to work with both Protestant and Catholic high school students to create a web-based multimedia project during spring break, 2012. The class will facilitate the design and construction of a site telling the stories of the ancient fort on the grounds of Lismore Comprehensive School that gives the institution its name --an lios mór or great fort. Because of the broad focus of the project, students from all academic backgrounds and technology skill levels will have something to contribute to the project.Prior to travelling to County Armagh, students will meet to learn about the history of County Armagh - both in ancient times and in relation to the recently ended Troubles, plan and design new media approaches to the project, and discuss how we can best prepare as a team to meet the unique challenges and opportunities of teaching in what may be the first de-segregated classroom many of the high school students have ever been in.Students will develop individual grant applications for funding to support their travel through on-campus organizations the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Institute for Study of the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Reseearch Opportunity Program, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, as well as the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

CSC 33936 / CST 33936 / THEO 33936 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning Program: Confronting Social Issues

Andrea Smith Shappell / Margaret Pfeil

Immersion: Eight-week summer service-learning placements

Credit hours: 3

This three-credit course of the Summer Service Learning Program takes place before, during, and after student participation in the eight consecutive week summer immersion sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Notre Dame Alumni Association. The goal of the course is to reflect on the meaning and dynamics of Christian service, compassion and Catholic social teaching through experiential learning, reading, writing and discussions. Writing assignments include journal assignments and a final paper. The course is completed during the first five weeks of fall semester and is graded Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Acceptance is based on the student's application and interview. Contact the Center for Social Concerns for more information.

CSC 33938 / CST 33938 / THEO 33938 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning Program: International

Rachel Tomas Morgan / Paul Kollman

Credit hours: 3

This course and internship is synonymous with the Center for Social Concerns International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP). The course seeks to challenge students who have domestic service-learning experiences to encounter international realities, and to provide them the opportunity to work with persons and grass roots groups working to address the needs of the poor internationally. The learning goals of the course are to gain and understanding of the multidimensionality of poverty in the developing world; analyze root causes, and identify strategies for social development (poverty alleviation); to gain an understanding of international social issues in light of Catholic social teaching; and to strengthen cross-cultural competencies. Academic requirements include a journal, reading and writing assignments during the summer months, a re-entry weekend retreat, four re-entry classes meeting on Thursdays 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in September and October, and a final paper/project.

CSC 33950 / CST 33950 / THEO 33950 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Appalachia

Connie Mick

One week immersion required

Credit hours: 1

This seminar involves experiential learning during the semester break. The course is centered on a service-learning immersion in the region of Appalachia and provides preparation for and follow-up to that experience. Students may focus on particular themes (e.g., rural health care, environmental issues) at various sites while learning about the region and rural issues.

CSC 33951 / CST 33951 / THEO 33951 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: U.S. Healthcare Policy and Poverty

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

The seminar invites students to examine strengths and weaknesses of our health care system, explore the possibilities for the future of American health care, and ask how modifications might help create the society we hope to become and improve the common good. A survey of our currents system will include an evaluation of: employer based healthcare, cause and consequences of being uninsured, policy safety nets, under-served populations, and the factors affecting the cost and reformation of healthcare.

CSC 33952 / THEO 33952 (CBL)
Social Concerns Seminar: Topics in Social Change

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1


This seminar allows students to participate in an experiential opportunity designed to examine contemporary social problems. Emphasis will be placed on understanding issues/conflicts from the perspective of the various participants. Preparation and follow-up sessions are tailored to the specific opportunity.

CSC 33954 / CST 33954 / THEO 33954 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Leadership Through Solidarity

Michael Hebbeler

Credit hours: 1

The Leadership through Solidarity Seminar seeks to cultivate an understanding of leadership through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. This seminar includes an experiential learning component as undergraduate students practice relationship building through prayer and service with the South Bend Catholic Worker community. The principles of solidarity and the common good are explored through faith sharing, service learning, and fellowship at the Worker and in the classroom.


CSC 33961 / THEO 33961 (CBL)
Social Concerns Seminar: Discernment

Michael Hebbeler

Credit hours: 1

The Discernment Seminar provides senior-level undergraduate students an opportunity to reflect on their Notre Dame experience and consider postgraduate plans with one another through small-group discussion. Each session is structured to assist the students¿ exploration and articulation of their respective vocations through a variety of means, including narrative theology, spiritual direction, literature, and the arts.

CSC 33963 / CST 33963 / THEO 33963 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Church and Social Action: Urban Plunge

Bill Purcell

Credit hours: 1

The Urban Plunge is a one-credit experiential learning course designed to expose students to the sights and sounds of poverty in most major cities in the United States in close proximity to their home town. During the 48-hour immersion each student will have the opportunity to meet people affected by poverty as well as those working to eradicate it. The plunge is scheduled for two consecutive days in early January.

CSC 33965 / CST 33965 / THEO 33965 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Organizing, Power and Hope

Jay Caponigro

Robinson Community Learning Center

Credit hours: 1

Students with previous urban experience are invited to develop new perspectives on the role of neighborhood churches and community organizations responding to injustice in Chicago. By meeting with diverse community organizers, pastors, and leaders, this seminar will engage participants to sharpen their social analysis, challenge their perceptions of power, and learn new forms of ministry for adults committed to social justice. Because of the unique partnership between the Sisters of St. Casimir and the Center for Social Concerns, there will be an element of spirituality and reflection on Catholic Social Tradition throughout the seminar.

CSC 33966 / ILS 30804 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Border Issues

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This seminar will expose students to diverse perspectives about México-U.S. border and immigration issues. During the fall break students will travel to the Southern Arizona borderlands and will attend legal proceedings focused on immigration, participate in humanitarian service efforts for migrants, hear religious leaders discuss their current and past border ministry work, and travel through the desert and ports of entry assuming that security is not an issue.

CSC 33967 / CST 33967 / ILS 33967 / THEO 33967 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Migrant Experiences

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This seminar is a unique immersion into the lives of migrant farm workers in Florida during the spring harvest. Students pick tomatoes in the fields (donating their wages), live with migrant families, assist church and social agencies that serve migrants, and meet with community leaders, never again to take food for granted.

CSC 33968 / CST 33968 / PSY 23852 / THEO 33968 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: L’Arche Communities

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This Seminar centers around travel to a L’Arche community (e. g. , Toronto, Canada) to share community life with developmentally challenged persons. Students draw from the philosophy of Jean Vanier, the works of theologian Henri Nouwen, and other spiritual writings to augment this participatory learning experience.

CSC 33970 / CST 33970 / THEO 33970 (EL)

Social Concerns Seminar: International Issues

Rachel Tomas Morgan / Paul Kollman

Credit hours: 1

This seminar serves as the required orientation course for all THEO 33938: International Service-Learning Program participants. It will provide students with an introduction to international issues in developing countries through the lens of Catholic social tradition, guidance in independent country/area study, preparation and tools for cross-cultural service, opportunities for theological reflection, logistical information necessary for international programs and travel, and general support within the context of a community of colleagues. Other students participating in summer internships or research in developing countries may take the seminar with permission from the instructor.

CSC 33978 (EL)
Social Concerns Seminar: Urban Poverty and Causes of Homelessness

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

Over 16,000 people, including more than 2,000 children, live without adequate food and shelter in the state of Oregon. Although the city of Portland, Oregon manages to provide shelter for almost half of this population, the number of individuals affected by poverty and homelessness continues to rise. This seminar examines the many myths associated with homelessness and explores the larger cycle of urban poverty from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives.

CSC 33981 (CBL)

Leadership Training in Social Concerns Seminars

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

The overall goal of the course is to improve leadership skills, facilitate communal learning across seminars, and uniformly prepare leaders for the specific aspects of CSC seminars. The seminar will hold approx. 4-6 large classes around leadership theory, personal leadership style, mission of the CSC and service paradigms, as well as group facilitation and theological reflection. The format for the class will be a 30 minute training session, then small groups for particular seminar application or peer input. Unique features: Each class will begin with a low cost meal, allowing leaders to budget, prepare and consider meals in solidarity with the groups they will be traveling to serve. The immersion portion of this seminar is the student's participation as a seminar leader.

portion of this seminar is the student's participation as a seminar leader.

CSC 33992 (CBL)
Ethical Leadership Through Service and Civic Engagement

Connie Mick

Credit hours: varies 1 to 3

This first-year course is designed to continue to develop the key characteristics of Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars: academic excellence, moral character, successful leadership, and commitment to service. Students sharpen their awareness of global social concerns through tracking and analysis of current events informed by interdisciplinary research on the historical causes of and responses to those events. As that understanding deepens, students move into the future tense: how they can propose and participate in solutions to those issues. The UN Millennium Development Goals stand as one framework from which students identify global challenges and opportunities for leadership, focusing on how disciplined foresight can help establish indicators of progress that move communities toward a preferred future, one defined by justice for all. In order to interrogate the nature of service as a form of leadership, students engage in a range of community-based learning-direct service at local agencies, experiential learning through contact with local experts (University and community-based), and a final project employing community-based research methods. This course emphasizes the development of communication skills—written, oral, and multimodal—as central to reflecting on sound decision making, conducting effective community-based research, and persuading stakeholders to invest in proposed solutions. In short, students consider and express the importance of ethical leadership through intellect, action, and word.

CSC 33994 (CBL)
Appalachia Advanced Topics

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This course allows students to explore social issues of the Appalachia region through community-based learning. Students expand on the Appalachia Seminar course through examining the socio-economic, cultural, and policy issues facing the region. The course will feature rotating focal points including: integration of Catholic Social Teaching, healthcare, environmental stewardship, and poverty studies. During the week in Appalachia students learn from individuals and community-based organizations; follow-up classes facilitate analysis and synthesis of insights gained during the week.

CSC 33995 / THEO 33995 (CBL)

Global Health Seminar

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

The Center for Social Concerns, in collaboration with the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Holy Family Surgery Center and St. Mary's College will offer a weeklong seminar near Tegucigalpa, Honduras. During the weeklong course, students will gain exposure and insight into the medical care delivery and health conditions in rural Honduras. Students will observe orthopedic surgery. The health of populations will be considered in a global context, emphasizing health problems that transcend national borders or have a global political and economic impact. Students will examine the work of major international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Millenial Development Goals, and the World Food Programme (WFP), World Bank, and the IMF. They will also explore the work of the Church and the role of Catholic Social Teaching to address global health and the complex social forces that affect it.

CSC 33997/CST 33997/PSY33961/IIPS 33905 (EL)

Rethinking Crime and Justice: Explorations from the Inside Out

Edward Kelly / Susan Sharpe

Credit hours: 3

What are the causes and costs of criminal behavior? How are people and communities affected by incarceration? How can we make our criminal justice system as good as it can be for all stakeholders? This course brings together students from both sides of the prison wall to explore issues including why people commit crime, what prisons are for, realities of prison life and reentry, effects of victimization, and restorative justice perspectives. This course follows the Inside-Out model of prison exchange now well established across the United States. It provides an opportunity for "inside students" (at the Westville Correctional Facility) and "outside students" (from Notre Dame) to learn with and from each other and to break new ground together. Notre Dame students travel to Westville each week of the semester for dialogue with students at the facility, who have read the same relevant texts. Together they examine myths and realities related to crime and to punishment, explore the effects of criminal justice policy, and develop ideas for responding more effectively to crime in our communities.

CSC 33998 / PSY 23096 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: In Their Shoes – Understanding Mental Illness

Lisa Anderson

Credit hours: 1

In the United States alone, over 25 million people are affected with mental illness. Countless family members, friends and mental health professionals struggle to understand and help those diagnosed with these confusing and often debilitating diseases. Unless we know someone or struggle with similar issues ourselves, the majority of the rest of us know virtually nothing about the confusing "world" of mental illness. This seminar gives students the opportunity to learn about mental illness from the personal perspective of those most directly impacted by it: those living with it, family members, and health care providers. The goals of this seminar are to help students become more knowledgeable about these diseases and their early warning signs and to develop compassion for those who suffer from them.

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INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE STUDIES (Spring 2012)

IIPS 33905 / CSC 33997 / CST 33997 / PSY 33961 (EL)

Rethinking Crime and Justice: Explorations from the Inside Out

Edward Kelly / Susan Sharpe

Credit hours: 3

What are the causes and costs of criminal behavior? How are people and communities affected by incarceration? How can we make our criminal justice system as good as it can be for all stakeholders? This course brings together students from both sides of the prison wall to explore issues including why people commit crime, what prisons are for, realities of prison life and reentry, effects of victimization, and restorative justice perspectives. This course follows the Inside-Out model of prison exchange now well established across the United States. It provides an opportunity for "inside students" (at the Westville Correctional Facility) and "outside students" (from Notre Dame) to learn with and from each other and to break new ground together. Notre Dame students travel to Westville each week of the semester for dialogue with students at the facility, who have read the same relevant texts. Together they examine myths and realities related to crime and to punishment, explore the effects of criminal justice policy, and develop ideas for responding more effectively to crime in our communities.

INSTITUTE FOR LATINO STUDIES (Spring 2012)

ILS 30804 / CSC 33966 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Border Issues

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This seminar examines immigration and related issues that surface between the United States and Mexico. Participants travel to El Paso, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to meet refugees, work with parish organizations, and discuss policy issues.

ILS 33967 / CSC 33967 / CST 33967 / THEO 33967 (CBL)

Social Concerns Seminar: Migrant Experiences

Cynthia Toms Smedley

Credit hours: 1

This seminar offers a unique immersion into the lives of migrant farm workers in Florida during the spring harvest. Students pick tomatoes in the fields (donating their wages), live with migrant families, assist church and social agencies that serve migrants, and meet with community leaders, never again to take food for granted.

ILS 35801 / CSC 33933 / CST 33933 / THEO 33933 (CBL)

Summer Service Learning: Latino Leadership Intern Program

Andrea Shappell

Credit hours: 3

This is a leadership internship for Hispanic studies working 10-12 weeks in a Hispanic/Latino area with organizations dedicated to empowering local communities. Students will complete the requirements of THEO 33931 and work with the Center for Social Concerns to build partnerships with the agencies and people involved. Application and interview necessary for participation.


ILS 40910 / AFST 43575 / LAST 40428 / ROSP 40876 (CBL)
Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Latino/a Literature

Marisel Moreno

Credit hours: 3


In this course, students will examine the key issues of race and ethnicity in U.S. Latina/o literary production, particularly in the works of Afro-Latina/o, Andean-Latina/o (and other Latinos of indigenous descent), and Asian-Latina/o authors. The range of races, ethnicities, and nationalities of the established and emerging authors studied in the course will enhance the students' understanding of the complexity and heterogeneity of that group that we call "Latinos." The course will be divided into three major units: Caribbean, Central American, and South American Latinos. Students will read works by migrants from a range of countries, including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panamá, Perú, Ecuador, Uruguay and Colombia. This course will have a service-learning component. Students will be required to spend two hours per week volunteering at the local Hispanic community center Casa de Amistad. The course will be conducted in Spanish. Participation, frequent short essays, a journal, midterm, final exam, and final paper will determine the final grade.

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