Appalachia Seminar - Fall

Social Concerns Seminar
CSC 33950
THEO 33950

The Appalachia Seminar is a broad engagement with the diverse region of Appalachia, studying the Catholic Social Tradition and its application in particular communities. Students will engage CST documents coming out of the region and will learn about what makes for community flourishing in local spaces. This seminar involves an immersion at one of 18 sites in the Appalachian region of the United States. While learning about the communities in this region, students focus on themes such as sustainability, rural health care, housing, education, and energy.

Immersion Dates: Fall Break, 2021

Fall 2021 Seminars are football friendly! All Appalachia Seminar teams will return to campus no later than Friday, October 22.

Class Dates: Mondays: 7:00–8:30 p.m., September 13–November 15, 2021

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. You will have a limited budget for meals which will be enough to eat simply and be well nourished. You may be required to cover the cost of 1-2 meals during travel to and from your immersion location. 
  • 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.

Appalachia Sites

This course requires an application. Learn more and apply using the link below.

 

Cost: 
$300
Application Process: 
  • (1) Completed application and (2) Possible interviews (you will be notified about interviews via email).
  • Registration approval will be granted by the department upon acceptance into the Seminar.
  • Notification of seminar placement will happen before the University deadline to register through NOVO.
  • 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.
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • For admitted students, the cost for this seminar is charged to your student account upon completion of the immersion. Full seminar fee will be charged for all withdrawals on or after the second date of the seminar class session.
  • Contact seminars@nd.edu for inquiries regarding financial assistance. 
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.
Credits: 
1
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Upcoming Events

October 2021

29
Postgraduate Service Lunch | Alliance for Catholic Education
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

November 2021

02
Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
02
Getting Something to Eat in Jackson
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
05
05
Mini Postgraduate Service Fair
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
09
Taste of PATH
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
11
Open Session | Franciscan Service Network
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
11
Information Session | Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 8:00pm to 8:30pm
12
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
14
Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor Brunch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:30am
14
Higgins Film CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
15
29
Virtues & Vocations Presents Howard Gardner: What is Good Work?
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

December 2021

03
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
03
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm