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


  • Spring 2019 CSC Seminars Application is now closed. For information about the potential being on the waiting list, please contact


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Upcoming Events

March 2019

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Documentary Film: Los niños de María
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Puerto Rico Faculty Seminar Panel
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Labor Café
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

April 2019

Film Screening: Icebox
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Postgraduate Service: AmeriCorps Panel
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:30pm
Been & Seen Series: Listening to Uganda
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Labor Café
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

May 2019

2019 Service Send-Off Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

June 2019

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