The University of Notre Dame is a private Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Founded in 1842, the university is organized into five colleges- the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science, the College of Engineering, the Mendoza College of Business, and the School of Architecture- as well as one professional school, the Notre Dame Law School. Notre Dame is one of the few universities to regularly rank in the top 25 in the U.S. News & World Report survey of America's best colleges.
The anthropology department provides a broad, holistic, and species-wide perspective on contemporary human behavior. Human evolutionary models, critical comparative analysis, ethnographic methods, and a variety of developmental approaches are taught and applied in classes which cover diverse topics from all four subfields (archaeology, linguistic, biological, and cultural anthropology), including as health, human communication, the nature of social groups, archaeology, human origins, family and kinship, worldwide political and socioeconomic systems, religion, and warfare, among others.
The Center for Social Concerns (CSC) is the service and community-based learning center of the University of Notre Dame. The CSC provides educational experiences in social concerns inspired by Catholic values and social tradition, focusing on inviting students, faculty, staff and alumni to think critically about today’s complex social realities and about their responsibilities within them. The CSC does this in collaboration with academic departments throughout the University by sending students out into various service and experiential learning placements.
The Kellogg Institute promotes international research by attracting faculty, students, and visitors to the University of Notre Dame and providing them with a supportive community of multi-disciplinary scholarship and cross-cultural dialogue. It is a major nexus for activity on international themes at Notre Dame, bringing together a wider range of voices and viewpoints to examine some of the most urgent challenges facing the world today. It is home to the Latin American Studies Program, the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, and the Visiting Fellows Program.
The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts's (ISLA) goal is to help build, sustain, and renew a distinguished faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences while fostering graduate and undergraduate student research and professional development and to enhance the intellectual life of the college and campus. To do this, ISLA provides both student and faculty grants for activities including research, travel, curriculum development, and publication subvention. In addition, ISLA funds and supervises the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) grants for undergraduates and provides financial support for the research of graduate students in the College of Arts and Letters.
Cultural Difference and Social Change has been taught in various shapes, guises, and forms. In 2009 it was taught by Dr. Eric Lindland. The above is a link to the page he and his students created.