Sep 27, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Philosophy, Politics and Economics Minor


DepartmentsEconomics; Philosophy; Political Science 

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 a two-semester, one-credit interdisciplinary capstone.

For further information, please contact one of the PPE Co-Coordinators: Dr. Jordon Barkalow in the Department of Political Science or Dr. Aeon Skoble in the Department of Philosophy.

Course Requirements


Economics courses (9 credits)


Students in the Economics, BS program: ECON 101 and ECON 102 will be met as major requirements; ECON 321, ECON 331, ECON 340 and ECON 400 are elective options for the major.

Philosophy courses (9 credits)


Students in the Philosophy, BA program: PHIL 310 will be met as a major requirement; PHIL 222, PHIL 235 and PHIL 252 are elective options for the major.

Political Science courses (9 credits)


Students in the Political Science, BA program: POLI 172 will be met as a major requirement; POLI 274, POLI 368, POLI 390, POLI 392, POLI 400 and POLI 479 are elective options for the major.

Capstone (2 credits)


Total minimum credits: 29