Community Health and the Common Good

Social Concerns Seminar

This one-credit social concerns seminar will engage the question; What makes a healthy community? Health is a central social concern worldwide. The health status of a population varies widely based on many factors such as 1) economic stability, 2) education level, 3) the social and community context, 4) access to health care, 5) and one’s neighborhood and built environment (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 2019). A chief aim of this seminar is to explore the intersections between health and justice and between un-health and poverty. This one credit seminar seeks to invite reflective conversation and experiences of encounter that will shape how students engage questions about the health status of a population in their careers and communities moving forward. Framed by Catholic Social Tradition (CST), students will learn about and ask questions about health at local, national, and international levels. Students who are interested in integrating their own fields of study with questions like these will find this course to be both challenging and enlightening.

Class Dates: Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30 p.m.,  September 1–November 10, 2020

There is no fee for this seminar.
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January 2021

February 2021

Application Open | SSLP 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (All day)
Social Concerns Fair
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Application Close | SSLP 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021 (All day)

March 2021

2021 CST Conference: Justice in the World
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
2021 CST Conference: Justice in the World
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:00am to 8:15pm
2021 CST Conference: Justice in the World
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

April 2021