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Applied Ethical Statistics & Mathematics Course: An introductory statistics/mathematics course designed around ethics-based case studies, applying math and statistics to the social, political, and ecological problems in our world through a series of intriguing case studies.


Bridge Builders of Montgomery: A service-learning course that allows students to examine leadership development, cultural competency, and relationship-building while working with Alabama’s youth.


Documenting Justice: A two-semester anthropological documentary filmmaking course for non-film majors, focusing on issues of justice in the state of Alabama.


Documenting Justice: International: Building off of the Documenting Justice course, this  multi-semester course in documentary filmmaking allows students to tell stories of justice from all corners of the globe in conjunction with an existing study abroad program.


Minor in Civic Engagement & Leadership: A multidisciplinary minor designed for students in any discipline who are interested in incorporating themes of justice, human rights, and social responsibility into their studies.


Moral Forum: Annual moral dialogue and debate program focusing on a values-based controversial issue. Culminates in a University-wide tournament each March.


Nonprofit Enrichment Team: A multidisciplinary team of students working together to assist new and developing nonprofit agencies for course


Poverty & Civic Engagement: Service learning course that allows students to examine perceptions and policies toward those living in poverty in the US while providing vital vision screenings to children in the immediate region. Coursework focuses on perceptions of those in poverty, race and poverty, socioeconomic issues faced by low-income families, federal and state policies toward working families, and the impact of service learning on individual civic engagement and political socialization. 


SaveFirst:A service learning opportunity that trains college, graduate, and law students to provide free tax preparation services, financial literacy information, and opportunities for savings and investment to low-income individuals, especially targeting those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.


Service Learning: An academic course with structured opportunities for students to critically reflect on the ethical dimensions of both their service and the course.


Speak Up Tuscaloosa: A service-learning course that takes the University’s most talented students out into the community to affect change and promote educational reform in local middle schools by teaching local students the skills of structured debate.


Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative: A program that engages the city school system administrators and educators, UA faculty, staff, and students to offer the best health and education services possible for academically at-risk children and their families.


Tuscaloosa Academic Enrichment: A program that provides high-quality academic and cultural learning experiences to at-risk incoming high school freshmen in Tuscaloosa through a collaborative partnership between UA and the city.