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 deadline: August 25

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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

August 2021

19
Engaged Learning Forum | "Back to Normal" and Continuing to Grow
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
23
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
23
Meet Me at the CSC!
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
24
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
25
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 4:00pm

September 2021

13
Application Close | Community Impact Grants
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm