Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

About This Program All PPE Courses Recommended Course Sequence

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Major
10 course units, including:
Primary Required Courses:
(At least 4, at most 7 from this category; PPE 1024 plus at least 1 from each Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics) 
PPE 1024 Synthetic Introduction to PPE
PHIL 1154 Practical Logic
PHIL 3414 Ethical Theory
PS 3114 Political Theory I
PS 3124 Political Theory II
ECON 2024 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2034 Principles of Macroeconomics

Capstone Required Courses:
PPE 3114 Advanced Readings in PPE
PPE 4204 Internship in PPE
PPE 4444 Synoptic Senior Seminar
 

Elective Courses:
(At most 3 courses with no more than 2 from a single disciplinary program, not counting the Primary Required Courses)
Economics Electives:
ECON 3034 Money and Banking
ECON 3054 Microeconomics-Theory and Applications
ECON 3074 Macroeconomics Theory and Policy
ECON 3134 Public Finance
ECON 3144 International Trade and Finance
ECON 4044 History of Economic Thought
Philosophy Electives:    
PHIL 2004 Feminist Philosophies
PHIL 2084 Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 2164 Bioethics
PHIL 2174 Anarchism
PHIL 2294 Special Topics in Philosophy* (If approved by PPE program)
PHIL 3214 Social Theory of Karl Marx
PHIL 3534 Black Feminist Theory
Political Science Electives:    
PS 2194 International Politics
PS 2504 Politics of the Middle East
PS 2294 Special Topics in Political Science* (If approved by PPE program)
PS 3144 The Legal System
PS 3174 American Constitutional Development
PS 3294 Special Topics in Political Science* (If approved by PPE program)
Additional PPE Electives:    
PPE 2014 Presidential Topics in PPE
PPE 2294 Special Topics in PPE

Notes:
REQUIREMENT FOR BALANCE: At least 2 courses must be taken from among either the Primary Required and/or Elective course list in each Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics, except where a course from the approved list of ‘Other PPE Courses’ is taken as a substitute elective or an exception is granted by the PPE program director.
REQUIREMENT FOR ADVANCED COURSES: At least 3 courses from the Primary Required Course list or among Elective courses must be passed at or above the 3000-level.
NO SECOND MAJORS AND NO MINORS IN PHIL, PS, OR ECON: PPE majors cannot take additional majors or minors in either Philosophy, Political Science, or Economics. PPE majors may, of course, take second majors or minors in other disciplines.
OTHER PPE COURSES may substitute for courses listed as Elective Courses at the discretion of the PPE program chair and only if approved by the PPE program chair, consistent with the set of courses approved by the program faculty for this purpose. These courses may be taken as part of the PPE major program only if the prerequisites for the course designated by the course’s originating program are completed in advance. Consult the university web site and advising materials for other courses already approved as possible PPE electives.