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

September 2019

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Application Open: ISSLP 2020
Monday, September 16, 2019 (All day)
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
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Peace Corps Application Workshop and Information Session
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:30am
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Community-University Partnerships: Fostering Knowledge for Social Change
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

October 2019

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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Higgins Labor Café
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Postgraduate Service & Social Impact Fair
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Open Wide our Hearts Brown Bag Lunch Discussions
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00pm

November 2019

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Higgins Labor Café
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Application Close: ISSLP 2020
Sunday, November 3, 2019 (All day)
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Film CLASSics - Norma Rae
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Open Wide our Hearts Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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ISSLP Interview Day
Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day)

December 2019

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Higgins Labor Café
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 5:00pm