Oct 18, 2019  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
    
USC Catalogue 2019-2020

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA)


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This demanding major trains students in political economy, grounding their study in the historical, conceptual, and moral foundations of our shared political and economic lives. The interdisciplinary major allows students to trace interconnections between political, economic and legal issues within a range of broader humanistic concerns. It also fosters the development of logical, quantitative and analytic skills needed for clear thinking and effective communication, leaving students with a wide range of options for further, more specialized study or careers in law, politics or economics. The major requires 11 courses including an introductory lower-division course, a final capstone seminar and a range of further courses in the three disciplines. 

Logic Course


Students must complete one of the following courses. 

Lower-Division Political Science Recommendation


One lower-division POSC course is strongly recommended before taking any upper-division POSC courses. 

Philosophy of Economics, Political or Legal Philosophy


Students must complete one of the following courses.

History of Philosophy, Politics and Economics


Students must complete one of the following courses. 

Moral Philosophy


Students must complete one of the following courses. 

Upper-Division Political Science


Students must complete two of the following courses. 

Economics


Students must complete the following two courses in economics. 

Capstone Course


Students must complete the following capstone course. 

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