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.

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! Please contact us at seminars@nd.edu for information about application and registration processes for SMC and HCC students.

For all applicants, please direct questions about application to and participation in Social Concerns Seminars to seminars@nd.edu.

Fall 2021 Seminars are football friendly! Seminars with fall break immersion trips will return to campus no later than Friday, October 22.

Application extended for the Appalachia Seminar!

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Seminars Financial Information

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. We will work with you to assure that finances are not a barrier to participate. The process for this is outlined below.

Financial Information 

Seminars Leadership

Social concerns seminars depend significantly upon our student leaders, and opportunities are available for all our seminars. Learn more by clicking on the link below. 

Social Concerns Seminars Leadership Information

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Upcoming Events

September 2021

26
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

October 2021

01
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Refugees
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00pm
04
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person Only)
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
05
What to do with my Ph.D.? Community Engagement Career Paths
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
05
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
07
The Social
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
12
Information Session | Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:30pm
13
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
25
Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

November 2021

05
05
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
12
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
14
Higgins Labor CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

December 2021

03
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
03
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm