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ETHICSOC Courses

In addition to the courses listed below, the Program offers two kinds of independent study/research courses: "Independent Studies in Ethics and Society" (ETHICSOC 199) for students wishing to explore a self-defined topic of special interest with one of the Center’s faculty, and "Ethics in Society Honor Thesis” (ETHICSOC 200A, 200B, 200C) for senior honors students working on their theses.  Students should consult with Program Coordinator Pam Goodman to ensure they enroll in theses courses with the correct instructor.

Courses are listed in alphabetical order according to department. Some courses appear more than once if crosslisted with multiple departments/centers. To view courses for a specific quarter or academic year, please use the filter options to the left of the listing below.

For a comprehensive list of courses and requirements, please visit ExploreCourses

Title Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
ETHICSOC 20
Introduction to Moral Philosophy (PHIL 2)
Maguire, B. 2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
STLC111
ETHICSOC 21N
Ethics of Sports (PHIL 21N)
Bidadanure, J. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
School of Education 229
ETHICSOC 36X
Dangerous Ideas (ARTHIST 36, COMPLIT 36A, EALC 36, ENGLISH 71, FRENCH 36, HISTORY 3D, MUSIC 36H, PHIL 36, POLISCI 70, SLAVIC 36)
Anderson, R. 2019-2020 Spring
Wednesday
6:30pm - 8:00pm
320-105
ETHICSOC 74
Ethics in a Human Life (HUMBIO 174A, PHIL 74A)
Dannenberg, J. 2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
ETHICSOC 75X
Philosophy of Public Policy (PHIL 175B, PHIL 275B, POLISCI 135E, PUBLPOL 177)
Bidadanure, J. 2019-2020 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Littlefield 107
ETHICSOC 79
Ethics and Leadership in Public Service (CSRE 126C, EDUC 126A, URBANST 126A)
Lobo, K. 2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
ETHICSOC 121N
Ethics of Sports (PHIL 21N)
Bidadanure, J. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
School of Education 229
ETHICSOC 121
History of Political Philosophy (PHIL 121, PHIL 221)
Estlund, D. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
12:30pm - 1:20pm
200-030
ETHICSOC 124G
Introduction to Animal Ethics (PHIL 24G)
Lenczewska, O. 2019-2020 Spring
Wednesday
10:30am - 12:20pm
ETHICSOC 130
20th Century Political Theory: Liberalism and its Critics (PHIL 171P, POLISCI 130)
Coyne, B., Wang, A. 2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:50am
ETHICSOC 130A
Classical Seminar: Origins of Political Thought (CLASSICS 181, CLASSICS 381, PHIL 176A, PHIL 276A, POLISCI 230A, POLISCI 330A)
Ozturk, U., Ober, J. 2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:50am
ETHICSOC 131S
Modern Political Thought: Machiavelli to Marx and Mill (POLISCI 131L)
McQueen, A., Stowell, C. 2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
9:30am - 11:20am
ETHICSOC 131X
Ethics in Bioengineering (BIOE 131)
Altman, R., Magnus, D. 2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
ETHICSOC 134
Ethics for Activists (POLISCI 134)
Chapman, E., O'Bryan, J. 2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
ETHICSOC 135F
Deliberative Democracy and its Critics (AMSTUD 135, COMM 135, COMM 235, COMM 335, POLISCI 234P, POLISCI 334P)
Fishkin, J., Fishkin, J. 2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
School of Education 206
ETHICSOC 135
Citizenship (PHIL 135X, POLISCI 135)
Coyne, B., Oh, E. 2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
ETHICSOC 136R
Introduction to Global Justice (INTNLREL 136R, PHIL 76, POLISCI 136R, POLISCI 336)
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
ETHICSOC 151
The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Press (COMM 151, COMM 251, POLISCI 125P)
Persily, N. 2019-2020 Winter
ETHICSOC 171
Justice (PHIL 171, POLISCI 103, POLISCI 336S, PUBLPOL 103C, PUBLPOL 307)
Coyne, B., Petrov, P., Woodworth, S., Zhao, D., Oh, E., Schwartz, A., Hughes, P., LaCruise, T. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-105
ETHICSOC 174B
Universal Basic Income: the philosophy behind the proposal (ETHICSOC 274B, PHIL 174B, PHIL 274B, POLISCI 134E, POLISCI 338)
Bidadanure, J. 2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 11:20am
ETHICSOC 174
Ethics in a Human Life (HUMBIO 174A, PHIL 74A)
Dannenberg, J. 2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
ETHICSOC 175X
Philosophy of Public Policy (PHIL 175B, PHIL 275B, POLISCI 135E, POLISCI 235E, PUBLPOL 177)
Bidadanure, J. 2019-2020 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Littlefield 107
ETHICSOC 175W
Law and Philosophy (PHIL 175W, PHIL 275W)
Salkin, W. 2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
ETHICSOC 175B
Philosophy of Law (PHIL 175, PHIL 275)
Bratman, M. 2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
ETHICSOC 178M
Introduction to Environmental Ethics (ETHICSOC 278M, PHIL 178M, PHIL 278M, POLISCI 134L)
Adams, M. 2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
ETHICSOC 179W
Du Bois and Democracy (CSRE 179W, PHIL 179W, PHIL 279W)
Salkin, W. 2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
ETHICSOC 182
Ethics, Public Policy, and Technological Change (COMM 180, CS 182, PHIL 82, POLISCI 182, PUBLPOL 182)
2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Cubberley Auditorium
ETHICSOC 185M
Contemporary Moral Problems (PHIL 72, POLISCI 134P)
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
ETHICSOC 190
Ethics in Society Honors Seminar (PHIL 178)
Sockness, B. 2019-2020 Winter
Wednesday
12:30pm - 2:20pm
ETHICSOC 195
Ethics in Society Workshop
Anthony, C. 2019-2020 Winter
ETHICSOC 204
Introduction to Philosophy of Education (EDUC 204, PHIL 231)
Callan, E. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
8:30am - 10:20am
School of Education 334
ETHICSOC 217X
Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Democracy (EDUC 217, PHIL 278C)
Callan, E. 2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
8:30am - 10:20am
ETHICSOC 232T
Theories and Practices of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector (POLISCI 236, POLISCI 236S)
Sievers, B. 2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
ETHICSOC 234R
Ethics on the Edge: Business, Non-Profit Organizations, Government, and Individuals (PUBLPOL 134, PUBLPOL 234)
Liautaud, S. 2019-2020 Spring
Monday
4:30pm - 6:20pm
160-124
ETHICSOC 234
Democratic Theory (PHIL 176P, POLISCI 234)
Coyne, B. 2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
ETHICSOC 274B
Universal Basic Income: the philosophy behind the proposal (ETHICSOC 174B, PHIL 174B, PHIL 274B, POLISCI 134E, POLISCI 338)
Bidadanure, J. 2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 11:20am
ETHICSOC 278M
Introduction to Environmental Ethics (ETHICSOC 178M, PHIL 178M, PHIL 278M, POLISCI 134L)
Adams, M. 2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
ETHICSOC 280
Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and International Criminal Tribunals (HUMRTS 103, INTLPOL 280, INTNLREL 180A)
Cohen, D. 2019-2020 Spring
Thursday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
ETHICSOC 371R
INEQUALITY: Economic and Philosophical Perspectives (PHIL 371D, POLISCI 431L)
Satz, D. 2019-2020 Spring
Wednesday
3:30pm - 5:20pm
ETHICSOC 378B
Unequal Relationships (PHIL 378B, POLISCI 338B)
Bidadanure, J. 2019-2020 Winter
Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
ETHICSOC 432X
Selections in Modern Political Thought (POLISCI 432R)
McQueen, A. 2019-2020 Spring
Thursday
9:30am - 12:30pm
Encina West 417