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

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 these 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

February 2020

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Engaged Learning Forum | Community-Based Learning from the Inside Out
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Postgraduate Service | Precious Blood Volunteers Information Session
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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Development on the move: Global strategies informed by local contexts
Friday, February 21, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, February 22, 2020 (All day)
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Labor Café | Teachers' Strikes, Racial Justice, and the Common Good
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

March 2020

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Ethical development and life in/beyond higher education
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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Deadline | Rev. Robert S. Pelton, CSC Memorial Essay Contest
Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (All day)
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Engaged Learning Forum | Spanish CBL @ Ten!
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 8:15am to 9:45am
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Labor Café
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

April 2020

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Labor Café
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm