South Bend Urban Plunge

Social Concerns Seminar

South Bend Urban Plunge explores the intersection of the Catholic Social Tradition and the American city; specifically South Bend. Students will explore the nature of cities and what makes for human and community flourishing in an urban context, examine the root causes of poverty in urban areas focusing on dimensions such as opportunity, race, mental health, faith-based efforts, gender, housing, criminal justice system, and employment. Specific attention is paid to ways in which people work together to seek the flourishing of their neighbors and neighborhoods irrespective of circumstance and in the midst of the struggles many face.

Class dates: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m., February 23-May 4, 2021

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

Cost: 
There is no fee for this for this seminar.
Application Process: 
  • (1) Completed application and (2) Possible 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 between February 4 and February 9, 2021.
  • 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 seminar class.
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.

The Spring 2021 Seminars Application is now closed. 

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