Major and Honours in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

The departments of Economics, Philosophy, and Politics and International Relations offer an interdisciplinary BA Major and Honours in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE).

An Honours in PPE has a disciplinary emphasis on either Philosophy, Politics, or
Economics.

For the courses required for each program and their prerequisites see the Academic Calendar.

Students can contact the Program Advisors when advice is needed on these programs.

Dr. Frank Strain, PPE Program Coordinator (Economics) tel: 364-2355      email: fstrain@mta.ca
Dr. Roopen Majithia, (Philosophy) tel: 364-2337       email: ppe@mta.ca
Dr. James Devine (Politics) tel: 364-2208    email: jtdevine@mta.ca

Figuring out courses for next year? Here is a link to a Timetable Template.
To keep track of the courses you have taken it is useful to fill in a Degree Audit Form.

MAJOR in PPE is 66 credits earned as follows:

Philosophy Component
(24 credits)
3 credits from PHIL 1601, 1611, 1631, 1651
6 credits from PHIL 2611, 2701
6 credits from PHIL 3000, 3011, 3101, 3221, 3231, 3240, 3250, 3301, 3311, 3891
6 credits from PHIL 3711, 3721, 3731, PHIL 4000-level
3 credits from PHIL 4000 level

Politics Component
(21 credits)
3 credits from POLS 1001
6 credits from POLS 2001, 2101, 2211, 2221, 2301
6 credits from POLS 3001, 3011, 3031, 4000, 4011
6 credits from either POLS 31/41, 32/42, or 33/43 series

Economics Component
(21 credits)
9 credits from ECON 1001, 1011, 2701
3 credits from MATH 2311
6 credits from ECON 3/4000 level
3 credits from ECON 4001, 4011, 4521

HONOURS in PPE
is 84 credits with a disciplinary emphasis on Philosophy, Politics, or Economics earned as follows:

A. Philosophy Emphasis


Core
6 credits from PHIL 1601, 1611, 1631, 1651
6 credits from PHIL 2611,2701
3 credits from PHIL 2301, 2511
12 credits from PHIL 3000, 3011, 3101, 3221, 3231, 3240, 3250, 3301, 3311, 3891
9 credits from PHIL 3511, 3631, 3711, 3721, 3731
6 credits from PHIL 4000

Economics
9 credits from ECON 1001, 1011, 2701
3 credits from MATH 2311
6 credits from ECON 3/4000 level
3 credits from ECON 4001, 4011, 4521

Politics
3 credits from POLS 1001
6 credits from POLS 2001, 2101, 2211, 2221, 2301
6 credits from POLS 3001, 3011, 3031, 4000, 4011
6 credits from either POLS 31/41, 32/42, or 33/43 series

B. Politics Emphasis

Core
3 credits from POLS 1001
6 credits from POLS 2001, 2101, 2211, 2221, 2301
33 credits from three of the POLS 3/4000 series including:
a) at least 9 credits from the POLS 30/40 series
b) at least 9 credits from one of the POLS 31/41, 32/42, or 33/43 series
c) at least 9 credits from a second of the POLS 31/41, 32/42, or 33/43 series
Note: at least 6 of the 33 credits must be at the 4000 level

Economics
9 credits from ECON 1001, 1011, 2701
3 credits from MATH 2311
6 credits from ECON 3/4000 level
3 credits from ECON 4001, 4011, 4521

Philosophy
3 credits from PHIL 1601, 1611, 1631, 1651
6 credits from PHIL 2701, 2611
6 credits from PHIL 3000, 3011, 3101, 3221, 3231, 3240, 3250, 3301, 3311, 3891
6 credits from PHIL 3711, 3721, 3731, PHIL 4000-level

C. Economics Emphasis

Core
9 credits from ECON1001, 1011, 2701
3 credits from MATH 2311
12 credits from ECON 2001, 2011, 2101, 2111
6 credits from MATH 1151, 2221; or MATH 1111, 1121
3 credits from ECON 3/4000 level
3 credits from ECON 4001, 4011, 4521
6 credits from ECON 4801, 4811, 4700
[Note: The Department of Economics recommends 12 credits from ECON 4801,
4811, 4700 for students intending to pursue graduate work in Economics. ]

Philosophy
3 credits from PHIL 1601, 1611, 1631, 1651
6 credits from PHIL 2701, 2611
6 credits from PHIL 3000, 3011, 3101, 3221, 3231, 3240, 3250, 3301, 3311, 3891
6 credits from PHIL 3711, 3721, 3731, PHIL 4000-level

Politics
3 credits from POLS 1001
6 credits from POLS 2001, 2101, 2211, 2221, 2301
6 credits from POLS 3001, 3011, 3031, 4000, 4011
6 credits from either POLS 31/41, 32/42, or 33/43 series

Note: Students who have declared their intention to complete a Major or Honours Degree in PPE must consult with a Program Advisor to determine an appropriate group of courses before registering for their third and fourth years of study. Approval of the Program Advisor will be required before the student registers for courses.

Note: Students who have declared their intention to complete a Major or Honours Degree in PPE will write an Integrative Essay in one of their 4000-level courses in Philosophy, in Politics, or in Economics which demonstrates their capacity to draw on fundamental concepts from all three contributing disciplines of the PPE Program. The faculty member teaching the course will evaluate the Integrative Essay. Two faculty members in the two other contributing disciplines will be available for consultation, and will be designated by faculty member teaching the course in consultation with the students.