Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Major
The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major brings together insights and methods from several different disciplines to help students think rigorously and creatively about pressing social and political questions. The major not only combines classes from distinct disciplines (Philosophy, Government and Politics, Public Policy, and Economics), it features courses specifically designed to integrate material from them. The skills developed in the major will be useful for careers in law, government, business, or any field that requires rigorous reasoning with a diverse set of insights, tools, and methods.
The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program aims to:
- equip students with methods from the disciplines of philosophy, political science, and economics;
- encourage students to apply these methods to a diverse array of topics and questions across disciplinary boundaries, especially to normative topics and questions;
- combine these methods in productive ways to carry out thoughtful, original research;
- equip students with the ability to write clearly and concisely, read and distill information carefully, and construct arguments in an organized and convincing manner; and
- inspire a love for learning from a diverse array of scholarly disciplines.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to competently apply basic methods from philosophy, political science, and economics to their reasoning about difficult social and political questions.
- Students will be able to write and think clearly and in an organized fashion about difficult social and political questions.
- Students will be able to engage in original research to present convincing arguments for their views on difficult social and political questions.
|ECON200||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|PHIL140||Contemporary Moral Issues||3|
|PHIL245||Political and Social Philosophy I||3|
|PLCY100||Foundations of Public Policy||3|
|PHPE400||Individual and Group Decision-Making||3|
|PHPE401||(Social Philosophy and Political Economy)||3|
|PHPE402||Senior Capstone in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics||3|
|Select four courses (12 credits):||12|
|Applied Policy Analysis and the Black Community|
|The Civil Rights Movement|
|Advanced Topics in Public Policy and the Black Community (AASP499A)|
|Seminar in Political Communication|
|The Discourse of Social Movements|
|American Economic History Before the Civil War|
|American Economics After the Civil War|
|Seminar in International Relations and World Politics (GVPT409I: The Politics of Human Rights)|
|Seminar in Public Law (GVPT439A: Comparative Constitutional Law)|
|Ideas and Politics in Europe Since 1900|
|American Capitalism: 1600-1900|
|American Capitalism: 1900 to Present|
|Philosophy of Law|
|Contemporary Ethical Theory|
|Contemporary Political Philosophy|
|Law, Morality, and War|
|Theories of Feminism|