Past Courses

See a list of courses related to the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life that have been offered over the years.

Read details of courses offered in spring 2011.

Read details of courses offered in fall 2012.

Read details of courses offered in spring 2013.

Fall 2013 Courses


Supported by the Ethics Center

Ethics At WorkAMST 190a: Money, Markets and Morals in American Culture
Instructor: Daniel Terris

Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:50 p.m.

NEW COURSE FOR FALL 2013: How have Americans expected businesses and people in business to behave?  This course grounds the debates about 21st century scandals in ideas about enterprise and wealth from American past.  Case studies are drawn from history, literature, and social commentary. Read the course summary and syllabus here.

EL 94a  – Immigrant Support Services Practicum (ISSP)
Instructor: Marci McPhee, Associate Director, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
Time: Wednesdays, 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

This is a 2-credit course that may be taken in conjunction with a base course, which changes each semester. For fall 2013, the base course will be Prof. Janet McIntosh's Intro to Anthropology course (ANTH 1a). This supplemental practicum is designed to provide students with hands-on experience with community work and applying some of the frameworks and analysis methods they are learning about in the base course. The practicum is also intended to provide students with an opportunity to realize a social justice aim by collaborating with an organization that is addressing needs of immigrants, and other social justice/social policy issues of interest to the student.

Students spend 3 hours a week in the community working with an organization that supports immigrants in some way, and 1 hour a week in class reflecting upon the experience and integrating it with the learning in the base course.

LGLS 125b – International Law and Organizations
Instructor: Guive Mirfendereski
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 PM to 4:50 PM

Introduction to international law, its nature, sources, and application, for example, its role in the management of international conflicts. Topics may include international agreements, international organizations including the United Nations and the International Court of Justice, states and recognition, nationality and alien rights, territorial and maritime jurisdiction, international claims, and the laws of war and human rights. Usually offered every second year.

PAX 89 Presentation 2013PAX 89a: Internship in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies
Instructor: Leigh Swigart

Time: Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:50 p.m.

This course is a requirement for returning Sorensen Fellows, and is open to Social Justice WOW recipients with permission of the instructor. Weekly seminar for students who have undertaken a summer internship related to peace, conflict, coexistence, and related international issues. Examples of internship sites include arts organizations, international courts and tribunals, human rights organizations, and democracy organizations. Students write extensively about their internship experience in the context of previous academic work that they have done in PAX, politics, anthropology and other disciplines. Offered every fall.

Acting Together panel discussion

PAX 250 – The Arts of Building Peace
Instructor: Cynthia Cohen
Time: Tuesdays, 2:00pm to 4:50pm

Through analysis of case studies, interviews with socially engaged artists, critical reflections on works of art and student projects, this course explores how cultural productions contribute to non-violent resistance, the re-humanization of former enemies, and reconciliation. There will be an emphasis on performance and visual arts.

There are no prerequisites. This course is open to both graduates and undergraduates, but undergraduates are required to fill out the add/drop form from the registrar's office, which they should bring to Naoe Suzuki, in room 327 of the Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (across the street from the Heller School.) Graduate students may register online.