Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Minor
Social and political institutions have a profound impact on our lives. Understanding how they work, appreciating their interactions, seeing their impact, and being able to assess their value are all crucial to understanding the world in which we live. With this in mind, the philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) minor trains students to look beyond the borders of academic disciplines by offering them an integrated study of these fields.
In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:
- take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
- earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.
For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.
The PPE minor requires five courses:
|PHIL/POLI/ECON 384||Gateway to Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (gateway course) H||3|
|PHIL/POLI/ECON 698||Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: Capstone Course (capstone seminar)||3|
|One philosophy course chosen from:||3|
|Knowledge and Society H|
|Virtue, Value, and Happiness: An Introduction to Moral Theory H|
|Practical Ethics: Moral Reasoning and How We Live H|
|Morality and Business|
|Liberty, Rights, and Responsibilities: Introduction to Social Ethics and Political Thought H|
|The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense|
|Justice, Rights, and the Common Good: Philosophical Perspectives on Social and Economic Issues|
|Race, Racism, and Social Justice: African-American Political Philosophy H|
|Morality, Law, and Justice: Issues in Legal Philosophy H|
|Ethics and Economics|
|Living Things, Wilderness, and Ecosystems: An Introduction to Environmental Ethics|
|Authority, Freedom, and Rights: Advanced Political Philosophy|
|First-Year Seminar: Justice and Inequality H|
|Justice in Public Policy H|
|One political science course chosen from:||3|
|Honors Seminar on Public Policy and Global Affairs|
|Introduction to Comparative Politics H, F|
|Classical Political Thought H|
|Modern Political Thought H|
|Strategy and Politics|
|Political Economy I: The Domestic System|
|International Political Economy|
|Social and Political Philosophy H|
|Problems of Modern Democratic Theory H|
|The Politics, Philosophy, and Economics of Education|
|One economics course chosen from:||3|
|Introduction to Economics H, F|
|Survey of the History of Economic Thought|
|Comparative Economic Systems|
|History of Economic Doctrines|
|Economics of Population|
|Advanced Microeconomic Theory H|
|Advanced Game Theory in Economics H|
Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.
FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.
Please note that, although it is not listed above in the political science course section, HNRS 354 (Elements of Politics) may count toward the politics core discipline of the PPE minor. A Tar Heel Tracker adjustment is required.
Detailed information is available on the program’s website.
The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) program offers extensive extracurricular programming, including an active speakers series, intensive weekend seminars, and semester-long reading groups that meet once a week for eight weeks over dinner. See the PPE program website for details.
Department of Philosophy
Caldwell Hall, 240 East Cameron Ave., CB# 3125