Migrant Experiences Seminar

Social Concerns Seminar
CSC 33967
THEO 33967

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 Dates: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 January 29, 2019 - April 2, 2019

Immersion Dates: Friday, March 8–Saturday, March 16, 2019 (these dates include the likely travel time which has yet to be arranged)

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Cost: 
$300 charged to your student account upon completion of the seminar (financial assistance available based on need)
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.
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.

 

  • Spring 2019 CSC Seminars Application is now closed. For information about the potential being on the waiting list, please contact seminars@nd.edu.
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Upcoming Events

April 2019

23
Higgins Labor Program Student Showcase
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
24
Pizza, Pop, & Politics: Peer to Peer Politics
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Labor Café
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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May 2019

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

June 2019

04
Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)

August 2019

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