Appalachia Seminar - Fall

Social Concerns Seminar
CSC 33950
THEO 33950

A service-learning and community-based learning course, this seminar involves experiential learning at a variety of different sites in the Appalachia region of the United States. Coupled with on campus class sessions providing preparation, team formation, and follow up, students will spend their midterm break on a service-learning immersion with one of 15+ community partners in Appalachia. While learning about the communities in this region and the challenges they face and hopes they possess, students may focus on themes such as sustainability, food justice, housing, education, energy, or a combination thereof.

Immersion Dates: October 19–25, 2019

The fall 2019 seminars are football friendly.

Classes are on Mondays from 7:00–8: 30 p.m. on the following dates:

Sep. 16,  Sep. 23,  Sep. 30,  Oct. 7,  Oct. 14,  Oct. 28,  and Nov. 4

Things to note:

As part of participation in a seminar, we seek to live intentionally and simply during the immersion. This may look different at each site. Some sites, for example, allow fewer showers. Others may have simpler sleeping arrangements. Most do not have internet connections. We ask that you take the opportunity to invest fully and embrace the change of pace and amenities. Let us know if you are concerned about something.

  • You will receive more specific details from your site leader during preparation classes.
  • Most meals will be prepared by your team or in conjunction with your hosts. Meals are provided throughout travel to and from your immersion location. You will have a limited budget for meals which will be enough to eat simply and be well nourished.
  • Site leaders will be the liaisons with community partner contacts.
  • Lodging varies depending on the site–you will likely be responsible for your own bedding.
  • You must participate in all class sessions and the entire immersion in order to complete the requirements for the course.
  • This seminar is designated as either a Catholic Social Teaching Minor seminar, CSTS,  or a Poverty Studies Minor Elective, PSCE

Appalachia Sites

 

Cost: 
$300
Application Process: 
  • Acceptance for the Appalachia seminar will take place on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer. If we receive more applications than we have spots, early applicants will be given primary consideration.
  • You cannot register for the seminar until you receive registration information from Seminars staff.
  • Notification of Appalachia site placement will happen no later than the first date of class, September 16. 
  • 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 session
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • For admitted students, the cost is charged to your student account upon completion of the seminar. Contact seminars@nd.edu for inquiries regarding financial assistance. Full seminar fee will be charged for all withdrawals after September 24, 2019.
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.
  • Applications are no longer being accepted for Fall 2019. 

Credits: 
1
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Upcoming Events

December 2019

10
Information Session: Spring 2020 Seminars
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Information Session: Spring 2020 Seminars
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Application Open: Community-Impact Grants
Monday, December 16, 2019 (All day)

January 2020

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Information Session: Spring 2020 Seminars
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Information Session: Spring 2020 Seminars
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Information Session: SSLP 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 5:00pm
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Information Session: Spring 2020 Seminars
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Information Session: SSLP 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 5:00pm
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2020 Social Concerns Fair
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

February 2020

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Application Close: SSLP 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020 (All day)
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Application Close: Community-Impact Grants
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:30pm

March 2020

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