PPEL Concentrations

The PPEL major requires that, in addition to the core and foundation courses, students complete 12 credits in an area of concentration. The area of concentration requirement can be fulfilled in three ways.

Option 1: Electives

Students can fulfill their area of concentration requirement by talking 12 credits from the following list

Note: Courses may require prerequisites - such prerequisites do not count toward elective requirments.

Note: Honors students may use their thesis for 6 credits toward elective requirements.

  • PHIL 324: Law and Morality
  • PPEL/AREC 210—Understanding the World of Commerce 
  • PHIL 438/POL 348: Philosophy of Law
  • POL 476: Women and the Law
  • GWS 401: Gender, Human Rights, and the Law
  • LAW 389 Sex, Race, and Power in the Supreme Court
  • LAW 428C Law and Behavior Research Lab
  • SOC 345: Sociology of Rights, Justice, and Law
  • SOC 446/PA 446: Crime and Public Policy
  • POL 360: International Political Economy
  • POL 361: International Organizations
  • POL 365: Contemporary International Politics
  • POL 454: Theories of International Relations
  • POL 481/PA 481: Environmental Policy
  • HIST 314: Europe Since 1945
  • HIST 356: Global Environmental History
  • HIST 402: Economic History of the Islamic World
  • HIST 416: Rise and Fall of European Empires
  • HIST 427: Work, Culture and Power
  • GWS 401: Gender, Human Rights, and the Law
  • SOC 414: Sociology of Terrorism
  • HIST 356: Global Environmental History
  • HIST 355: U.S. Environmental History
  • PHIL 323: Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 434: Social and Political Philosophy
  • SOC 416: Health, Ethics and Public Policy
  • PA 422: Introduction to Health Economics
  • PA 481: Environmental Policy
  • PA 419: Governance, Security, State Formation and Terrorism
  • POL 326: American Political Thought
  • PA 330: Ethics for the Public Administrator
  • PHIL 320A: Philosophy of Freedom
  • PHIL 320B: Philosophy of Freedom
  • PHIL 322: Business Ethics
  • PHIL 323: Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 410A: History of Moral and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 410B: History of Moral and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 430A: Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 430B: Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 434: Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 437: Moral and Social Evolution
  • SOC 450: Social Inequality
  • SOC 425: The Social Meaning of Money and Credit

Option 2: Philosophy Minor

PPEL/Philosophy Minor

PPPEL Majors who wish to complete the "Moral, Economic and Political Values Track" and declare a minor in Philosophy may share up to 12 upper division units between the PPEL major and the PHIL minor. This has the effective of being able to complete the PPEL major and the PHIL minor with only 6 additional units (2 courses) more than what is required to complete the PPEL major alone.

Option 3:PPEL/Philosophy Double Major

PPEL majors double-majoring in Philosophy (Ethics or General Track) may "double dip" up to 12 units (4 courses) between the majors. The following Philosophy courses may be used in the PPEL major as indicated:

Phil 210 and Phil/Pol/PA 250 can be used to satisfy PPEL Foundation requirement

The following courses can be used to full the area of concentration requirments:

  • PHIL 320A
  • PHIL 320B
  • PHIL/PA 330
  • PHIL/PA 321
  • PHIL/PA 322
  • PHIL/PA 324
  • PHIL 410A
  • PHIL 410B
  • PHIL 430A
  • PHIL 430B
  • PHIL 434
  • PHIL 437
  • PHIL/POL 438
  • PHIL 499