Reqs.: Philosophy, Politics and Economics Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
CCI 1 Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2  
CCI 3  
CCI 4  
CCX Experiential Learning  
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM) Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 48 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
PL/PO2003 Political Philosophy None
PO1011 Foundations of Modern Politics None
PO2015
or
PO2031
Comparative Politics
or
World Politics
None
or
None
EC2010 Principles of Microeconomics None
EC2020 Principles of Macroeconomics None
EC/PL/PO2060 (course type CCR) The Commons and the Market EC2010GE110 OR EC2020GE110 OR PO1011GE110 OR PL2003GE115
EC/PL/PO4037 (course type CCC) Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Political Economy (EC2010GE110 OR EC2020GE110) AND PO1011GE110 AND (PO2003GE115 OR PL2003GE115)

 

Philosophy

Select one course from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PL2041 Environmental Ethics None
PL/PO2071 The Critique of Political Economy: From Adam Smith to Karl Marx None
PL/PO3076 Philosophical & Political Modernity: Kant, Hegel & Beyond College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012

 

Politics

Select two courses from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
POxxxx Any two courses coded PO at the 2000 level or above; at least one must be at the 3000 level  
POxxxx  

 

Economics

Select two courses from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
ECxxxx Any courses coded EC at or above the 3000 level, or EC2030  
ECxxxx  

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

Honors

Students with an average GPA of 3.4 among their required courses for PPE are eligible for the PPE Honors Program, which involves writing a PPE senior thesis. Students who wish to pursue the Honors Program must consult with their advisor and the PPE program director at the beginning of their senior year.