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PPE Humanities: Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This classic combination of Politics, Philosophy and Economics involves an academically rigorous grounding in all of these closely connected subjects, as well as the opportunity to specialise in one or more of them. Students follow a curriculum designed in consultation with all three participating academic disciplines. After the PPE Humanities, depending on the courses they have chosen, students may study for Honours degrees in any of the three fields or in PPE. Graduates of the PPE have followed many careers, including work in commerce, government and non-governmental organisations.

2017 information for new and returning students
 

Curriculum for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year PPE Humanities:

Convener: Dr G Fried (Philosophy)

 

First year: 8 semester courses

(a)

ECO1010F

Microeconomics

(b)

ECO1011S

Macroeconomics

(c)

PHI1010S

Ethics

(d)

PHI1024F

Introduction to Philosophy

(e)

POL1004F

Introduction to Politics

(f)

POL1005S

Introduction to Politics B

(g)

STA1000S

Statistics 1000

(h)    One of the following:

 

MAM1010F

Mathematics 1010

 

MAM1000W

Mathematics 1000

All possible second year options are listed below, but please note that available options will vary each year, depending on course timetables. In any given year, it is unavoidable that some options will be unavailable because of timetable clashes with required courses.

Second year: 8 semester courses

(a)

ECO2003F

Microeconomics II

(b)

ECO2004S

Macroeconomics II

(c)

ECO2007S

Cooperation and Competition

(d)

PHI2041S

Great Philosophers

(e)

PHI2042F

Political Philosophy

(f)

POL2038F

Comparative Politics

(g)    At least one of the following:

 

POL2039F

Politics of International Economic Relations

 

POL2043S

South African Politics

 

POL2042S

Comparative Public Institutions

(h)    If there is a remaining course, it is to be chosen from the following:

 

ECO2008S

Development Economics

 

PHI2012F

Philosophy of Psychology and Mind

 

PHI2016S

Philosophy of Art and Literature

 

PHI2037F

Applied Ethics

 

PHI2040S

Philosophy of Science

 

PHI2043F/S

Business Ethics

 

PHI2044F

Philosophy of Mathematics

 

PHI2045S

Philosophy of Race

All possible third year options are listed below, but please note that available options will vary each year, depending on course timetables. In any given year, it is unavoidable that some options will be unavailable because of timetable clashes with required courses.

Third year: 6 semester courses

(a)

ECO3025S

Applied International Trade Bargaining

(b)

PHI3023F

Logic and Language

(c)    At least one of the following:

 

POL3029F

Politics of Africa and the Global South

 

POL3030F

Conflict in World Politics

 

POL3037F

Policy and Administration

 

POL3038S

Urban Politics and Administration

 

POL3039S

Advanced South African Politics

 

POL3043F

Democratic Theory and Practice

 

POL3044S

Foreign Policy Analysis

(d)    Remaining courses to be selected from this list:

 

ECO3009F

Natural Resource Economics

 

ECO3016F

History of Economic Thought

 

ECO3020F

Advanced Macro and Microeconomics

 

ECO3021S

Quantitative Methods in Economics

 

ECO3022S

Advanced Labour Economics

 

ECO3023S

Public Sector Economics

 

ECO3024F

International Trade and Finance

 

PHI3024S

Metaphysics and Epistemology