Approaches to Poverty and Development in Chile

CSC Course
THEO 33975
CSC 33975

This course is open to Notre Dame students who have been accepted into Notre Dame's Santiago, Chile semester abroad program through the Office of International Studies.

Approaches to Poverty and Development is a multi-disciplinary course combining experiential and service learning with social analysis, theological reflection and ethical viewpoints. The seminar is taught by Professor Isabel Donoso at the Jesuit University Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile, which has many graduate and undergraduate academic resources in the social sciences, theology, and new forms of education.

THEO 33975/CSC 33975 (1.0 credit) serves as the required orientation course for all students who will participate in the Approaches to Poverty and Development course offered through the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH) in Santiago, Chile. The course will provide students with information regarding many of the themes and topics that will be explored further in the UAH course. The one-credit preparatory course will provide the necessary information to facilitate a richer and more meaningful experience while in Chile. Notre Dame departments that accept the five credits (3 graded, 2 S/U) from Poverty and Development are ANTH, LAST, IIPS, SOC, and THEO. The course is offered through the Center for Social Concerns. More information can be found in the Learning Agreement.

learning agreement

Application Process: 

If you have been accepted into Notre Dame's Santiago, Chile semester abroad program through the Office of International Studies, you will be sent information on the Approaches to Poverty and Development in Chile course which will include the application process. Application deadline is Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 


Students accepted into the one-credit course will register for it during the University’s registration period (April 16-25, 2018). Authorization will be provided prior to your registration time. While the registration listing will show the class meeting on every Tuesday in the fall, know that there will be only 6 class sessions held throughout the fall semester. 


If you have any questions, please contact Jimena Holguin at the Center for Social Concerns at 574-631-7803 or

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March 2019

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Documentary Film: Los niños de María
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Puerto Rico Faculty Seminar Panel
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Labor Café
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

April 2019

Film Screening: Icebox
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Postgraduate Service: AmeriCorps Panel
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:30pm
Been & Seen Series: Listening to Uganda
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Labor Café
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

May 2019

2019 Service Send-Off Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

June 2019

Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)