The Urban Plunge is a one-credit, experiential-learning course designed to give students a brief but important opportunity to engage with communities experiencing poverty in U.S. cities. With sites in most major cities, students will spend two to four days in a city close to their hometown, with the chance to spend time with people and organizations who face the challenges of poverty. Leading up to and during this immersion, students will examine the root causes of poverty in urban areas focusing on dimensions such as opportunity, race, mental health, faith-based efforts, gender, housing, criminal justice system, and employment. Class meets 4 times in Fall and two times in the spring, please see CSC website for further details on dates. Apply online via the Center for Social Concerns website: http://socialconcerns.nd.edu/social-concerns-seminars. Please note, this course has extra required meeting times and/or events outside of the displayed meeting schedule.
Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016