Curriculum

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2018-2019, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on May 1, 2018. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

1st Pathway - Students majoring in Philosophy (18 units)

Foundational Courses (9 units)
PPE 101Morality, Markets, and Government3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3-4
POLS 150Introduction to Comparative Politics **3
or POLS 170 Introduction to International Relations
PPE Capstone
PPE 495PPE Capstone3
Elective Courses (6 upper-division units from the lists of Economics and Political Science electives provided below. At least 3 units must be from Political Science.)6
** POLS 120 (Introduction to American Politics) or POLS 100 (Power and Justice) may be substituted for one of these courses with approval from the PPE Director.
Total Units18-19

2nd Pathway - Students majoring in Political Science (18 units)

Foundational Courses (9 Units)
PPE 101Morality, Markets, and Government3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3-4
PHIL 116Morality and Justice3
PPE Capstone
PPE 495PPE Capstone3
Elective Courses (6 upper-division units from the lists of Economics and Philosophy electives provided below. At least 3 units must be from Philosophy.)6
Total Units18-19

3rd Pathway - Students majoring in Economics or Business Economics (18 units)

Foundational Courses (9 Units)
PPE 101Morality, Markets, and Government3
PHIL 116Morality and Justice3
POLS 150Introduction to Comparative Politics **3
or POLS 170 Introduction to International Relations
PPE Capstone
PPE 495PPE Capstone3
Elective Courses (3 upper-division units from Philosophy, and 3 upper-division units from Political Science, from the lists of electives provided below.)6
** POLS 120 (Introduction to American Politics) or POLS 100 (Power and Justice) may be substituted for one of these courses with approval from the PPE Director.
Total Units18

4th Pathway - Students not majoring in Philosophy, Political Science, Business Economics or Economics (21 units)

PPE 101Morality, Markets, and Government3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3-4
PHIL 116Morality and Justice3
POLS 150Introduction to Comparative Politics **3
or POLS 170 Introduction to International Relations
PPE Capstone
PPE 495PPE Capstone3
Elective Courses (3 upper-division units from Philosophy, and 3 upper-division units from Political Science, from the lists of electives provided below.)6
** POLS 120 (Introduction to American Politics) or POLS 100 (Power and Justice) may be substituted for one of these courses with approval from the PPE Director.
Total Units21-22

PPE Elective Courses*

ECONOMICS
ECON 302Public Finance3
ECON 304Urban Economics3
ECON 308Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
ECON 310Money and Banking3
ECON 322Labor Economics3
ECON 327Law and Economics3
ECON 333International Economics3
ECON 335Economic Development of Latin America3
ECON 337Economic Development of Asia3
ECON 340Behavioral Economics3
ECON 375Game Theory2-3
ECON 424Industrial Organization3
ECON 473Managerial Economics3
PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 321Social Ethics3-4
PHIL 330Ethics3
PHIL 331Biomedical Ethics3
PHIL 332Business Ethics3
PHIL 338Environmental Ethics3-4
PHIL 340Ethics of War and Peace3
PHIL 343Gender and Economic Justice3
PHIL 344Environmental Justice3
PHIL 360Ethical Theory3
PHIL 461Philosophy of Law3
PHIL 462Political Philosophy3
POLITICAL SCIENCE
POLS 300Democratic Theory3
POLS 301Political Thought:Ancient to Modern3
POLS 302Political Thought:Modern and Contemporary3-4
POLS 303Liberal Political Thought3
POLS 304American Political Thought3
POLS 305Black Political Thought3
POLS 306Conservative Political Thought3
POLS 307Feminist Political Theories3
POLS 308Politics and Literature3
POLS 309DSex, Power, and Politics3
POLS 312Congress3
POLS 313Parties and Interest Groups3
POLS 314Campaigns and Elections3
POLS 316State and Local Government3
POLS 317DUrban Politics3
POLS 318Black Politics3
POLS 319Politics of Race and Ethnicity3
POLS 320War Powers in the American Constitutional System3
POLS 321Constitutional Law and American Government:Federalism and Separation of Powers3
POLS 322DConstitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties3
POLS 323Judicial Behavior3
POLS 326Comparative Law3
POLS 327International Law3
POLS 329Law of the Sea3
POLS 330Research Methods in Political Science3
POLS 340Public Administration3
POLS 342Public Policy3-4
POLS 348Indigenous Peoples and the Environment3
POLS 349Politics and the Environment3-4
POLS 350Theories of Comparative Politics3
POLS 352Comparative Politics of Developing Countries3
POLS 353Politics and Religion3
POLS 354Revolutionary Change3
POLS 355Politics in Europe3
POLS 357Politics in Latin America3
POLS 358Politics in South Asia3
POLS 359Politics in the Middle East3
POLS 360Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa3
POLS 361Politics in South Africa3
POLS 362Politics in the United Kingdom3-4
POLS 363Politics in France3
POLS 364Politics in Germany3
POLS 365Politics in Russia3
POLS 366Politics in Mexico3
POLS 367Politics in Japan3
POLS 368Politics in China3
POLS 370Theories of International Relations3
POLS 371American Foreign Policy3-4
POLS 374U.S.-Latin American Relations3
POLS 376U.S. National Security3
POLS 377Regional Security3
POLS 378Transnational Crime and Terrorism3-4
POLS 379International Political Boundaries and Border Policies3
POLS 380Theories of International Political Economy3
POLS 382International Human Rights3
POLS 383International Organizations3

*Additional courses may be accepted as PPE electives, with approval of the program director. Note: Some elective courses have individual prerequisites.