Migrant Experiences Seminar

Social Concerns Seminar
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The goal of the Migrant Seminar is to introduce students to the cultural and social issues surrounding migrant farm labor through experiential learning. Such learning creates a strong foundation of knowledge through direct participation, allowing the development of relationships capable of revealing the diversity, culture, and life challenges of migrant farm workers. 

Exploration into the plight of migrant farm workers begins in the mandatory preparatory class sessions involving presentations, discussions, videos, and selected readings. The Seminar centers on a week-long trip to Immokalee, Florida during the semester break.

Cost covers transportation, food, housing, and supplies. It will be assessed through student accounts during March or April. If you are accepted into the seminar and decide not to participate after the first class, you will be charged the full seminar fee.

You must participate in all class sessions and entire immersion in order to complete requirements for the course. 

Class Day/Time: Tuesdays 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Immersion Dates: March 7–14, 2020

Note: This seminar is designated as either a Catholic Social Teaching Minor seminar, CSTS,  or a Poverty Studies Minor Experiential attribute, PSCE.

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Application Process: 
  • Application process consists of a completed application.
  • You cannot register for the seminar until you receive registration information from Seminars staff.
  • Notification of seminar placement will happen after final application deadline.
  • If you are not selected for participation in your first choice of seminars, you will be given the opportunity to participate in another seminar if there is still availability.
  • No admittance into the seminar after the first class (see seminar calendar of events)
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • For admitted students, the cost of this seminar is charged to your student account upon completion of the seminar. Financial assistance available based on need. Contact seminars@nd.edu for more information.
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.

Spring 2020 CSC Seminars application is now closed.

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August 2020

Application Deadline | Fall 2020 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (All day)