Minor in PPE -- Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Minor allows students to explore the interdisciplinary application of philosophy, economics and political science in theory and practice. Research on political economy and the philosophical foundations of institutions is often informed by work in all three fields, and many fundamental questions about the nature and justification of institutions presuppose the intersectionality of them. While designed for majors in one of the three disciplines, the minor is open to all BSU students. The student completes nine PPE-approved credits from each department, and enrolls in two semesters of a one-credit interdisciplinary capstone. For more information, contact Dr. Jordon Barkalow, Dr. Aeon Skoble, or Dr. Daniel Lomba.

 

Course Requirements

 

Economics courses (9 credits)

  ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics

  ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics

and one of:

  ECON 321 International Economics

  ECON 331 Public Economics

  ECON 340 Law and Economics

  ECON 400 History of Economic Thought

Note for students majoring in Economics: ECON 101 and ECON 102 will be met as major requirements; ECON 321,331, 340 and 400 are elective options within the major. You need not take any additional courses in Economics beyond what the major requires to complete the PPE minor.

 

Philosophy courses (9 credits)

  PHIL 153 Ethics

  PHIL 235 Political Philosophy

  PHIL 252 Philosophy of Money

Students majoring in Political Science or Economics may substitute PHIL310 Symbolic Logic for PHIL153. Students majoring in Philosophy can fulfill PHIL 135, 235 and 252 as electives within the major, and need not take any additional courses in Philosophy beyond what the major requires in order to complete the PPE minor.

 

Political Science courses (9 credits)

  POLI 172 Introduction to American Government

  POLI 274 Western Political Thought Plato to the Present

and one of:

  POLI 368 American Political Thought

  POLI 390 Public Finance

  POLI 392 Democratic Theory and Democratization

  POLI 400 Special Topics in Political Science (with consent of PPE Coordinator)

  POLI 479 Public Policy

Note for students majoring in Political Science: POLI 172 will be met as a major requirement; POLI 274, 368, 390, 392, 400 and 479 are elective options within the major. You need not take any additional courses in Political Science beyond what the major requires to complete the PPE minor.

 

Capstone (2 credits)

INTD 440 Senior Seminar in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (two semesters, 1 credit each). (With consent of a PPE Coordinator, an approved internship may be substituted for one semester of INTD 440.)