Ethics and Politics of Public Service

Course Description

This course examines ethical and political questions that arise in doing public service work, whether volunteering, service learning, humanitarian endeavors overseas, or public service professions such as medicine and teaching. What motives do people have to engage in public service work? Are self-interested motives troublesome? What is the connection between service work and justice? Should the government or schools require citizens or students to perform service work? Is mandatory service an oxymoron?

Course Details

  • Class Number: 20898
  • 2021 Schedule: MoWe 10:00AM - 11:20AM PDT
  • Discussion Section Required: Course includes a required discussion section. Students sign up on the first day of class. Schedule TBD.
  • Online Format - Synchronous: This course is taught in real-time, and students are expected to attend virtual sessions at specific times during the week.
  • Limited Enrollment
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