Philosophy, Politics and Economics

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) undergraduate major is an interdisciplinary program that teaches students insights and methods from the fields of philosophy, political science, and economics to help them think better about pressing social and political questions: How should we live together?  What would be the best way for us to organize our social and political institutions? How should we address our most difficult problems, from inequality to discrimination to immigration to climate change?

Email philadv@umd.edu to register

Courses

Disciplinary Foundations (All required) (18 credits)

  • PHIL140: Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL245: Political and Social Philosophy I
  • ECON200: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON201: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GVPT170: American Politics
  • PLCY100: Foundations of Public Policy

Core Sequence (All required) (9 credits)

  • PHPE400: Individual and Group Decision-Making
  • PHPE401: Social Philosophy and Political Economy
  • PHPE402: Senior Capstone Seminar in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Electives (Four required) (12 credits)

  • AASP301: Applied Policy Analysis and the Black Community
  • AASP314: The Civil Rights Movement
  • AASP499A: Special Topics in Public Policy and the Black Community
  • COMM458: Seminar in Political Communication
  • COMM469: The Discourse of Social Movements
  • ECON311: American Economic History Before the Civil War
  • ECON312: American Economics After the Civil War
  • GVPT409I: The Politics of Human Rights
  • GVPT439A: Comparative Constitutional Law
  • HIST415: Ideas and Politics in Europe Since 1900
  • HIST450: American Capitalism, 1600-1900
  • HIST451: American Capitalism, 1900-present
  • PHIL341: Ethical Theory
  • PHIL347: Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL440: Contemporary Ethical Theory
  • PHIL445: Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • PHIL446: Law, Morality, and War
  • WMST 400: Theories of Feminism

Total Credits: 39 credits, or 13 courses.

A PPE student may petition the Director of PPE to have an individual course (300-level or above) count as an elective contributing to that student's completion of the PPE major.

Director of the PPE Program

Brian Kogelmann
Room 1110c , Skinner Building 
bkogelma@umd.edu

Undergraduate Advisors

Advisors:  Charles Barclay and Julius Schoenherr

Room 1121 Skinner Building      

Phone: 301-405-9860

Advising hours for Spring 2019 are:

  • Monday 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Tuesday 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am -  12:00pm
  • Thursday  10:00am - 11:00am

You may e-mail philadv@umd.edu with questions. Please include your UID number when emailing the advisors.