Ethics Across the Curriculum

The Ethics Institute at Dartmouth seeks to foster the study and teaching of ethics, broadly construed, through various public programming, workshops, fellowships, and funding for research and teaching.

Normative questions are at the core of the study of ethics.  This includes not just those working in moral and political philosophy but those who also study legal institutions and norms, religious ethics, health care ethics, welfare economics and a range of other topics and issues.  The Institute seeks to build upon this core as it affirms an ecumenical definition of "ethics," one that intersects with a range of disciplines across the Dartmouth curriculum. To that end, this is an informal guide of ethics related courses across the Dartmouth curriculum. The purpose of this guide is to orient students to the range of courses at Dartmouth that raise the normative questions that are at the core of the study of ethics.  The guide organizes courses around various topics and issues, beginning with courses in moral and political philosophy. We encourage you to visit the relevant department page to learn more about the course, when it will be offered, its requirements and any relevant prerequisites.  We also encourage faculty and department administrators to be in contact with Diane Belback, our program coordinator, about additional courses or changes to existing courses so we can update this online guide accordingly. We'd like it to represent the kind of ethics related courses Dartmouth offers our students.

Guide to Ethics Related Courses

Moral Philosophy

PHIL 1.02 - Existentialist Ethics

PHIL 1.05 - Reasons, Values, Persons

PHIL 1.16 - Morality, Freedom and the Mind

PHIL 8 - Introduction to Moral Philosophy

PHIL 16.02 - Kant on Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy

PHIL 37 - Ethical Theory

PHIL 38 - Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 50.22 - Value

PHIL 50.23 - Virtue Ethics

PHIL 50.25 - Moral Sentimentalism

PHIL 50.35 - Mind, Language and Morality

PHIL 80.13 - Love, Respect, and Moral Obligation

PHIL 80.28 - Reasons, Value and Well-Being

Political Philosophy

GOVT 6 - Political Ideas

GOVT 65 - American Political Thought

GOVT 83.22 - Political Representation in the US

GOVT 86.03 - Contemporary Political Theory

GOVT 86.24 - Adam Smith and Political Economy

GOVT 86.31 - The Political Philosophy of Nietzsche

PHIL 38 - Political and Social Philosophy

PHIL 50.21/GOVT 86.30 - Current Research in Social/Political Philosophy

Conflict and War

ANTH 50.43 Social, Environmental, and Health Impacts of Human Conflict

GEOG 80.09 - Humanitarian Emergencies and Geographic Methods

GOVT 86.04 - Power and Statecraft in the Ancient World

GOVT 86.37 - The Ethics of War and Peace

HIST 14/NAS 14 - The Invasion of America: American Indian History

Engineering and Technology

ENGS 5 - Healthcare and Biotechnology in the 21st Century

ENGS 13 - Virtual Medicine and Cybercare

ENGS 21 - Intro to Engineering

ENGS 89 - Engineering Design Methodology and Project Initiation

ENGS 700 - Responsible & Ethical Conduct of Research

ENGM 387 - MEM Professional Skills

FILM 48.04/WGSS 66.02/QSS 30.21 - Social Justice and Computing

REL 19.19 - Religion and Technology

Ethics, Law and Society

ENVS 60 - Environmental Law

GOVT 60.04 - Ethics and Public Policy

GOVT 60.20 - Intro to Law, Social Justice and Trial Practice

GOVT 66.02 - Constitutional Law, Development and Theory

GOVT 83.22 - Political Representation in the US

GOVT 86.27 Ethics and the Family

GOVT 86.40 - Law and Society

NAS 50/GOVT 69 - Federal Indian Law

NAS/TBD - Indigenous Legal Systems, the State and Legal Pluralism

PBPL 28 - Law, Courts, and Judges

PHIL 16.02 - Kant on Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy

PHIL 38.01 - Equality, Justice and Democracy

PHIL 38.02 - Ethics, Politics, and the Law

PHIL 38.03 - Race, Justice, and the Law

Environmental Ethics

ANTH 12.26 /GEOG 68 - Environmental Justice

ENVS 7.16 - Invasive Species: Ecology, Impacts and Ethics

ENVS 18 - Indigenous Environmental Studies

ENVS 60 - Environmental Law

GOVT 86.34 - Ethics, Economics and Environment

PHIL 9.02 - Environmental Ethics

Film and Arts

AAAS 32.01 - Race and Gender in American Film

AAAS 51 - Masterpieces of African Literature

AAAS 68 - Afro/Black Paris in Film

ANTH 13 - Who Owns the Past?

FILM 1 - Introduction to Film

FILM 31 - The Ethics of Image Making

FILM 40 - Theories and Methodologies of Film and Media Studies

FILM 46.04 - U.S. Broadcast and Electronic Journalism History

FILM 48.03/WGSS 57.01 - Data and Bodies

FILM 48.04/WGSS 66.02/QSS 30.21 - Social Justice and Computing

PHIL 23.01 - Ethics and the Arts

Gender

AAAS 32.01 - Race and Gender in American Film

AAAS 67.50 - Black Consciousness and Black Feminisms

ANTH 26 - Gender and Global Health

ANTH 31 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

ANTH 57 - Origins of Inequality

REL 1.05 - Religion and Gender

REL 28.04 - Gender and Islam

REL 80.09 - Bible, Sex, and Sexuality

WGSS 10 - Sex, Gender and Society

WGSS 46 - Philosophy and Gender

Global Health

ANTH 01 - Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 03 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 14 - Death and Dying

ANTH 17 - The Anthropology of Health and Illness

ANTH 26 - Gender and Global Health

ANTH 45 - Asian Medical Systems

ANTH 48 - From the Sacred to Salvation: The Place of Religion in Human Societies

ANTH 55 - Anthropology of Global Health

GEOG 4.01 Global Poverty and Care

Healthcare Ethics

ANTH 14 - Death and Dying

ANTH 45  - Asian Medical Systems

ANTH 50.31 - Humanistic Medicine

ENGS 5 - Healthcare and Biotechnology in the 21st Century

ENGS 13 - Virtual Medicine and Cybercare

GEOG 4.01 Global Poverty and Care

PBPL 26 - Health Politics and Policy

PHIL 5 - Philosophy and Medicine

PHIL 9.01 - Reproductive Ethics

PHIL 80.29 - The Ethics of Neuroscience

SOCY 34 - Healthcare Disparities

Immigration

LATS 37 - Migrant Lives and Labor in the Upper Valley

GOVT 83.22 - Political Representation in the US

GOVT 95 - Human Rights and Foreign Policy in the United States

SOC 48/GEOG 28 - Immigration, Race and Ethnicity

Public Policy

GEOG 8/INTS - Introduction to International Development

GEOG 43 - Food and Power

GEOG 74 - Moral Economies and Development

GEOG 80.09 - Humanitarian Emergencies and Geographic Methods

GOVT 60.04 - Ethics and Public Policy

GOVT 95 - Human Rights and Foreign Policy in the United States

PBPL 26 - Health Politics and Policy

PBPL 46 - Policy Implementation

Racial Justice

AAAS 21.10 - Race and Modernity

AAAS 32.01 - Race and Gender in American Film

AAAS 60.5 - Racial Geographies: Race and the Politics of Place

AAAS 67.50 - Black Consciousness and Black Feminisms

AAAS 80.05 - Black Lives Matter

AAAS 82.05 - Dave the Potter: Slavery Between Pots and Poems

GOVT 86.01 - Multiculturalism

GOVT 86.18 - Contemporary Readings on Justice

GOVT 86.43 - The Intellectual History of Racism

LATS 37 - Migrant Lives and Labor in the Upper Valley

NAS 25 - Indian Country Today

NAS/TBD - Indigenous Legal Systems, the State and Legal Pluralism

PHIL 38.03/GOVT 86.45 - Race, Justice and the Law

SOC 42 - Racism in Asian America: From Yellow Peril to Yellow Fever

SOC 48 - Immigration, Race and Ethnicity

Religion and Culture

AAAS 22.10 - African American Religion and Culture in Jim Crow America

ANTH 15 - Political Anthropology

ANTH 48 - From the Sacred to Salvation: The Place of Religion in Human Societies

ITAL 22 - Humanism and the Renaissance

REL 1.01 - What Matters

REL 1.05 - Religion and Gender

REL 1.10 - Religion and Social Struggle

REL 11 - Religion and Morality

REL 11.01 - God and Money

REL 13 - Sports, Ethics & Religion

REL 19.19 - Religion and Technology

REL 19.23 - Ecology, Ethics and Religion

Social Justice

FILM 48.04/WGSS 66.02/QSS 30.21 - Social Justice and Computing

GOVT 60.20 - Intro to Law, Social Justice and Trial Practice

GOVT 86.38  - Justice and Work

PBPL 84.04 - Inequality and the American Democracy

REL 19.14 - Cosmos, Justice and Evil

SOCY 45 - Inequality and Social Justice

WGSS 37.03/GEOG 25/SOCY 49.22  - Social Justice and the City

Ethics at the Professional Schools

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Course list

Geisel Ethics Interest Group

The Swigart Ethics Fellowship

Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Ethics Training

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (See Engineering and Technology courses above.)

The Dartmouth Institute

Ethics Course in Health and Healthcare

Tuck School of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Requirement

Course list