Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE) Minor

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics minor offers students an interdisciplinary approach to understanding current global challenges. Students will familiarize themselves with common concepts and modes of analysis within the fields of philosophy, politics and economics.  The culminating seminar will engage students in cohesively applying the common concepts and modes of analysis to a specific policy problem in Armenia, paying close attention to the normative implications that arise. The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics minor will complement a student’s studies with an understanding of how philosophy, politics, and economics can be best utilized to inform policy decisions and shape solutions. The Minor will prepare students for a variety of careers in public service, law, business and development, as well as further studies in philosophy or the social sciences.
The Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE) Minor was revised in Spring 2022.  Students who entered the University prior to Fall 2022 may choose to complete the previous requirements or the new requirements.  For information about the previous requirements email [email protected]. 


Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Minor (PPE) requires 5 courses (15 credits)

In order to earn the Minor, students must complete:
● one course in each of the following categories, at least one of which must be an upper division course (3 courses)
● one additional upper division course in any category
● CHSS 210 Philosophy, Politics and Economics Policy Seminar

Philosophy Politics Economics

CHSS 110 Introduction to Philosophy

CHSS 111 Introduction to Ethics

CHSS 211 Great Books

CHSS 212 Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

PSIA 201 Political Philosophy


PSIA 101 Introduction to Political Science

PG 101 Introduction to Politics and Governance

PG 104 Comparative Politics

PSIA 102 Introduction to US Government

PSIA 103 Introduction to Armenian Government

PSIA 205 International Relations

PSIA 281 Development Policy

PSIA 271 Religion & Politics

PSIA 282 Survey of Regional Politics

ECON 101 Introduction to Economics

ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 122 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 221 Intermediate Microeconomics

ECON 222 Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECON 201 Economics and Public Policy

ECON 225 International Economics

ECON 228 Economics of Development