Justice Education Courses

Justice education prepares students to participate in the work of justice and the pursuit of the common good throughout their lives. Through analysis of justice issues in society, skill development, and engagement with communities near and far; students develop their capacity to engage systems of inequity and injustice, enact social change, and practice more authentic solidarity.

Course information and registration

Click the links to the right to learn more about specific course options. You can register for most courses at any time through the normal registration process. Any course that requires an application will be noted on our site and on class search

Minors at the center

There are two minors affiliated with the center: the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor and the Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor. Students looking for courses to fulfill specific requirements for these minors should look at individual course descriptions, note any specific designations on Class Search, and consult the PSIM and CST Minor pages for information and specific minor requirements not listed here.

Immersion component

Some courses include an immersion component that takes place during fall or spring break and require students to travel to different locations to address social concerns topics in context. See individual course descriptions for more information. 

Financial information

In order to help offset the expenses related to community engagement, some courses may have a required fee. It is very important that finances are not a hindrance to student participation in a course. The mission of the Center for Social Concerns is to provide opportunities for learning to all students. We will work with you to assure that finances are not a barrier to participate. The process for this is outlined below.

Financial Information 


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May 2022

Graduate Summer Institute for Engaged Research and Teaching
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:00am to Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:45pm

June 2022

ND Explores STEM: Healthcare
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Information Session | RISE: Hometown
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
Preferred Application Deadline | Graduate Fellowship
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Information Session | RISE: South Bend
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

September 2022

Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm