Programme Description

Economics

Politics

For Class of 2021: For students whose primary field is Politics, the 20 MC must include either Introduction to Comparative Politics or International Relations, Methods In The Social Sciences (unless Econometrics is taken), and up to three approved additional courses with politics content as needed. For those whose secondary field is Politics, the 15MC must include either Introduction To Comparative Politics or International Relations, Methods In The Social Sciences (unless Econometrics is taken), and up to two approved additional courses with politics content as needed. For those whose tertiary field is Politics, the 10 MC must include Introduction To Comparative Politics or International Relations, and an approved additional course with politics content.  These students are strongly recommended to take Methods In The Social Sciences (unless Econometrics is taken).

For Class of 2022 and beyond: For students whose primary field is Politics, the 20 MC must include Introduction to Comparative Politics, Methods In The Social Sciences (unless Econometrics is taken), and up to three approved additional courses with politics content as needed. For those whose secondary field is Politics, the 15MC must include Introduction To Comparative Politics or Methods In The Social Sciences (unless Econometrics is taken), and up to two approved additional courses with politics content as needed. For those whose tertiary field is Politics, the 10 MC must include Introduction To Comparative Politics and an approved additional course with politics content.  These students are strongly recommended to take Methods In The Social Sciences (unless Econometrics is taken).

Philosophy

  1. An appreciation for philosophy in at least one tradition.
  2. Fundamental philosophical skills, of which the courses chosen should develop two of the following four: (a) Textual Analysis; (b) Problem Solving; (c) Formal Analysis; (d) Applications.

Capstone

The final-year capstone project offers students in the PPE major the ability to apply the interdisciplinary set of skills they have acquired to a more focused set of issues or problems in order to produce a substantial piece of research. Students will complete this programme of directed reading and research under the supervision of an advisor. Proposals for alternative types of capstone projects that involve such things as policy papers in conjunction with an internship project will be considered and may be undertaken with the approval of the Head of Studies. Either Econometrics or Methods In The Social Sciences should be completed before the start of the academic year in which the capstone project is undertaken, since ability to use either qualitative or quantitative research methods, or both, will be essential to most capstone projects.

Minor

There is no minor in PPE.