Political and Moral Philosophy

Students in this concentration analyze policy and policy making through a lens of political and moral philosophy. The emphasis is on the foundational philosophies upon which public and private policy-making institutions are based.  Students pursuing this concentration consider Ancient Greek, Enlightenment, and Modern political ideas and take into account questions of morality in policy making.  These basic issues can then be applied to issues within fields such as medicine, law, business, education, politics, the non-profit sector, and the environment.

The list of graduate level gateway and elective concentration courses may also be found in the Stanford Bulletin. Note that this is not an exhaustive list; students may select other courses for their concentration with the approval of their faculty advisor. 

Affiliated Faculty

Political Science
Political Science
H&S Dean's Office

Elective Courses

Title
Instructor
Quarter
Day, Time, Location

Shotts, K. (PI)
Lion-Transler, C. (GP)

2020 - 2021
Autumn

Friday
2:30 PM
3:20 PM

Shotts, K. (PI)
Lion-Transler, C. (GP)

2020 - 2021
Autumn

Friday
3:25 PM
4:15 PM

Shotts, K. (PI)
Lion-Transler, C. (GP)

2020 - 2021
Autumn

Tuesday Friday
2:30 PM
4:15 PM

Shotts, K. (PI)
Lion-Transler, C. (GP)

2020 - 2021
Autumn

Tuesday
3:25 PM
4:15 PM

Magnus, D. (PI)
Martschenko, D. (TA)
Rathmann-Bloch, J. (TA)
Best, A. (TA)

2020 - 2021
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
2:30 PM
3:50 PM

Stull, D. (TA)
Hurlbut, W. (PI)
Newsome, W. (PI)

2020 - 2021
Spring

PEDS 251A

Tabor, H. (PI)
Jarnagin, K. (GP)
Luenprakansit, K. (PI)

2020 - 2021
Winter

Wednesday
1:30 PM
3:20 PM

De Pierris, G. (PI)

2020 - 2021
Autumn

Tuesday Thursday
12:30 PM
1:50 PM

Dannenberg, J. (PI)
Brophy, S. (TA)

2020 - 2021
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
2:30 PM
3:50 PM

Hills, D. (PI)

2020 - 2021
Autumn

Tuesday Thursday
2:30 PM
3:50 PM

Wenar, L. (PI)
Chavez, E. (TA)

2020 - 2021
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM
11:50 AM

McQueen, A. (PI)
Schwartz, A. (TA)
Stowell, C. (TA)

2020 - 2021
Spring

Friedman, D. (TA)
Karhu, T. (PI)

2020 - 2021
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
4:30 PM
5:50 PM

Steinmetz, A. (PI)

2020 - 2021
Winter

Monday Wednesday
11:30 AM
12:30 PM