Social Concerns Seminars

Social Concerns Seminars

Social concerns seminars are academic courses that create opportunities for students to engage in social analysis, encounter community partners around the country, and reflect on their experience and its impact on individuals and communities. Most seminars include an immersion component which takes place during fall, winter, or spring break and require students to travel to different locations to address social concerns topics in context. There will be no week-long immersion experiences during the Spring 2021 semester.

Students examine social issues from various perspectives, read relevant texts, study the role of Catholic social tradition, share in the life of the communities they work with, and participate in creating active learning communities during the entire course of the seminar. 

The application for Social Concerns Seminars is open to all students regardless of class year and prior coursework.

Saint Mary's College and Holy Cross College students are welcome! If you are new to Social concerns seminars, please contact us at seminars@nd.edu for information about application and registration.

Please direct questions about application to and participation in CSC Seminars to seminars@nd.edu.

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Seminars Financial Information

There is no seminar fee for Spring 2021 CSC Seminars.

It is very important that finances are not a hindrance to student participation in social concerns seminars. The mission of the Center for Social Concerns and this program is to provide opportunities for learning to all students. Click on the link below. 

Financial Information 

Seminars Leadership

Social concerns seminars depend significantly upon our student leaders, and opportunities are available for all our seminars. The deadline to apply for 2020–21 leadership positions is mid-April. Learn more by clicking on the link below. 

Social Concerns Seminars Leadership Information

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Upcoming Events

December 2020

04
Application Close | Winter Virtual Service Corps
Friday, December 4, 2020 (All day)
05
Postgraduate Service Info Session | Farm of the Child (VIRTUAL)
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

February 2021

09
Social Concerns Fair
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

April 2021