Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy, Politics and Economics Minor

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Course Requirements

Two Electives (6-7 credits)

*Must be from different departments


*Four courses must be 300-400 level. Therefore, if students take ECO 182  in the Core Courses, they must be certain to choose at least one additional upper division course among their electives.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 21-23

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge of:

  • The use of models in the social sciences
    • How models get used to explain and predict behavior
    • How to use models as a decision aid
    • The limits of models
  • How justice and fairness factor into social science and policymaking
    • How the tools of social science address normative considerations
    • How decision-makers and consumers of social science can incorporate questions of justice
  • How to weigh empirical evidence, descriptive theoretical work, and normative theory together
    • Develop tools for integrating different sources of evidence into a judgment
    • Develop an understanding of the merits and limits of different sources of evidence
  • Interdisciplinary reasoning
    • How to communicate across disciplinary boundaries
    • How to productively work in intellectually diverse groups

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