The program began in 2008 as a partnership with Tuscaloosa’s One Place to allow K-12 students to increase their understanding of scientific concepts.
Students in Dr. Rekha Nath’s philosophy classes posed a difficult question: How do the theories they study apply in the real world? Those enrolled in Nath’s service-learning course, PHL 231 Social Justice in Practice, are finding answers. By working with local nonprofit agencies, students are able to observe for themselves the inherent difficulties and real-life applications of political philosophy as they surface. For example, Ben McCormick, an aspiring doctor, finds a connection between philosophy and his intended career. “I think […]