Sports and Social Change

Social Concerns Seminar
CSC 33301

This seminar will explore the intersections of sports and social change, utilizing a Catholic Social Tradition lens as a framework for exploring the nature of social change in and through the world of sports.. This seminar will explore questions such as: How do sports contribute to our society's common good? How do they threaten our common good? Where does human dignity reside or get compromised in the various arenas of sports? What case studies in sports present interesting and important opportunities for social analysis and reflection? Students will work with community organizations throughout the semester on a group project focused on questions of justice related to issues like accessibility, economics, participation/inclusion, etc.

Class Dates: Fridays: 1:00–2:15 p.m., February 26–May 6, 2021

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

There is no fee 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


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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