Seven-Course Breadth: Philosophy and Values

What is Philosophy and Values Breadth?

The Philosophy and Values requirement is intended to enable students to investigate the intellectual and ethical motivations that inspire the record of humanity's social and cultural achievement and to ponder the types of questions that will enhance their ability to understand their heritage, their contemporaries, and themselves. Courses fulfilling this requirement include those with a major focus on religion, ethics, legal values, or leading philosophical figures.

Course Options at Berkeley to Fulfill Philosophy and Values Breadth

Below are the current lists of Berkeley course options that are approved to fulfill Philosophy and Values. Please review the list that inculdes the term you plan to complete this breadth requirement. 

Eligible Courses for Philosophy and Values Breadth for Spring and Summer 2018. To find out which courses are offered, use the Class Schedule.

Philosophy and Values Course Options for fall 2017

Philosophy and Values Course Options for fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017*

Breadth courses approved for Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF) participants are listed on the FPF website.

*Please note that prior to spring 2017 the Philosophy department had blanket approval for most of their courses for Philosophy and Values breadth. Beginning in spring 2017, this is no longer the caseBe sure to review the Philosophy and Values Course Options lists to confirm completion of this breadth area.


 LOOKING FOR A PHILOSOPHY AND VALUES BREADTH LIST PRIOR TO FALL 2016?  Please review the main page for Seven-Course Breadth.