Philosophy, Policy, Economics and Law

The PPEL major degree is the flagship undergraduate major of the Department of Political Economy and Moral Science. It is interdisciplinary, but it is more than that.  It is Philosophy as Philosophy was done before Political Science and Economics split away to become their own autonomous academic fields. We aim to offer an especially intense integrated learning environment that goes beyond being a smattering of introductions to the various separate fields under our umbrella. 

Thus, while the PPEL major draws on established courses from philosophy, politics and economics, the heart of the program is a set of specialized core courses, designed excusively for PPEL majors. These courses are taught by distinguished faculty with appointments in philosophy, political science, economics and law. In addition, the program allows students to pursue their own specialized interests by further study in one of the tracks.

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