Social Concerns Courses

The following courses address social concerns through community-based learning and/or community-based research in 1–3 credit local community engagement experiences. Read the course description for more information about how each course engages the community. For immersion courses, please visit Social Concerns Seminars

 

FALL SEMESTER

Moral Learning and Racial Justice in the Time of Coronavirus

This one credit course provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to examine lessons from the pandemic and how renewed calls for racial justice interact with pandemic challenges. 

Rethinking Crime and Justice: Explorations from the Inside Out

Inside-Out brings together students from both sides of the prison wall to explore issues including why people commit crime, what prisons are for, realities of prison life and reentry, effects of victimization, and restorative justice perspectives.

Discernment Seminar

The Discernment Seminar provides undergraduate students an opportunity to reflect on their college experience and consider postgraduate plans with one another through small-group discussion.

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Prison Writing: Explorations of Freedom from the Inside Out

We will explore fundamental questions of human existence through literature that portrays imprisonment and liberation. This course follows the Inside-Out model of prison exchange now well established across the United States.

Advocacy for the Common Good

This one credit course aims to develop a shared understanding of advocacy and the common good, and to cultivate skills to help strengthen students' advocacy planning and action in pursuit of social justice.

Approaches to Poverty and Development in Chile

This course is open to Notre Dame students who have been accepted into the Santiago, Chile semester abroad program through the Office of International Studies. Approaches to Poverty and Development is a multi-disciplinary course combining experiential and service learning with social analysis, theological reflection, and ethical viewpoints.

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Upcoming Events

September 2020

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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

October 2020

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Labor Café Goes Virtual! October First Friday
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
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BetterTogetherND Interfaith Small Group Launch
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Application Deadline | ISSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
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Application Deadline | SSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
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November 2020

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Higgins Labor Film Club: Norma Rae (1979)
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Labor Café Goes Virtual! November First Friday
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Higgins Labor Film Club: Bread and Roses (2000)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 4:00pm
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CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 1)
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
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CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 2)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

December 2020

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Labor Café Goes Virtual! December First Friday
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm