Courses / Political Science / 4 units / POLISCI 133Z: Ethics and Politics of Public Service

Ethics and Politics of Public Service

4 units
June 26 - August 19, 2017
Section 1   T, TH  1:30PM - 2:50PM

Ethical and political questions in public service work, including volunteering, service learning, humanitarian assistance, and public service professions such as medicine and teaching. Motives and outcomes in service work. Connections between service work and justice. Is mandatory service an oxymoron? History of public service in the U.S. Issues in cross-cultural service work. Integration with the Haas Center for Public Service to connect service activities and public service aspirations with academic experiences at Stanford.




  • This course is offered as part of the Summer Intensive in Service Learning, and qualifies toward the Certificate of Completion in Service Learning.
  • Seats in the Service Learning Intensive are limited and are first-come, first-served. To register for POLISCI 133Z, you must have¬†indicated your intent to complete this intensive on the Intensive Studies Registration Form. You will be notified via email if you have a spot in the class with directions on how to enroll in the course. While you are waiting to hear back from us, we encourage you to register for another course.


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