Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

Subject-area course lists indicate courses currently active for offering at the University of Louisville. Not all courses are scheduled in any given academic term. For class offerings in a specific semester, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

500-level courses generally are included in both the undergraduate- and graduate-level course listings; however, specific course/section offerings may vary between semesters. Students are responsible for ensuring that they enroll in courses that are applicable to their particular academic programs.

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PPE 300. Introduction to Philosophy, Politics, and Economics - SB3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Taken together these subjects enable a rigorous yet applied study of society and social institutions such as governments, markets, and firms, and civil society more generally.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

PPE 499. Selected Readings in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: This capstone course enables students, through guided discussion, to read and understand major historical and contemporary works in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

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