Community Health and the Common Good

Social Concerns Seminar


This one-credit social concerns seminar will follow our community based pedagogy in which we learn from one another, experts in the field, and from folks doing the work in Atlanta. Students will spend six weeks engaging in conversations about the intersection of justice in health care, health of communities, and Catholic social tradition. During spring break, students will spend seven days in Atlanta where they will encounter the themes of dignity and community with partner organizations such as the CDC, community health centers, food pantries, neighborhood organizations, and major hospital systems. Following the immersion, students will meet twice for debrief and reflection.

Things to note:

As part of participation in a seminar, we seek to live intentionally, simply, and sustainably during the immersion. We will be eating on a budget and possibly limiting internet and phone usage, to the discretion of the group. We ask that you take the opportunity to fully embrace the change of pace and amenities.

You will receive more specific details from your seminar leaders during preparation classes.

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

Class time:  Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. from January 29, 2019 through April 2, 2019

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

$300 charged to your student account upon completion of the seminar (financial assistance available based on need)
Application Process: 
  • Application process consists of two parts: (1) Completed application and (2) Interviews (you will be notified about interviews via email)
  • 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
  • Application deadline is January 16, 2019.

Spring 2019 Seminars Application


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Upcoming Events

January 2019

Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Information Session: SSLP
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
2019 Social Concerns Fair
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

March 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop: Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30pm
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

April 2019

Been & Seen Series
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

June 2019

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