ARTSSCI 2400(E): An Undergraduate Course on Civil Discourse


CEHV offers undergraduates a 3-credit course called Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (ARTSSCI 2400/2400E)

Civil Discourse for Citizenship

Begun in Autumn 2022, the course introduces students to debates about freedom of speech, principles of civil discourse, and dialogue facilitation strategies, providing them with tools for constructive communication at a time when discussion of controversial issues is becoming increasingly difficult in our society.

It was developed by OSU’s Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV) as part of its Civil Discourse for Citizenship initiative.

The course builds in opportunities for students to engage events and speakers in CEHV’s student-moderated Civil Discourse Forums and Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS) program. 

For majors in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) major in ASC, this course counts as a "concentration" course. The course also offers an Honors embedded section.

Beginning in Autumn 2023, the course will be offered every semester. 

For more information please contact CEHV's Associate Director, Dr. Aaron Yarmel.