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Study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Otago

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Overview

Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a multidisciplinary programme that incorporates an attractive and intellectually stimulating combination of three long-established and influential disciplines. There are natural affinities and common roots among several strands of Philosophy, Political Studies and Economics. For example, Economics developed from the field of Political Economy, Welfare Economics utilises concepts of social justice from Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Science has important implications for methodologies adopted in Economics and Politics.

The aim of the programme is to give a broader exposure to the range of analytical approaches in these three disciplines than would be gained within any one of the traditional single-discipline majors.

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Contact details

Email philosophy@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/ppe

Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Philosophy (PHIL) papers.

See the full list of Political Studies (POLS) papers.

See the full list of Economics (ECON) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Level Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 113 Economic Principles and Policy

ECON 112 Principles of Economics 2

One 100-level PHIL paper (PHIL 103 Ethical Issues, recommended)

One 100-level POLS paper (POLS 102 New Zealand Politics - Introduction, recommended)

18

18

18

18

200-level

PHPE 201 Political Economy 1: Method, Philosophy, Applications

ECON 201 Microeconomics or ECON 271  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

One further 200-level ECON paper

One 200-level PHIL paper

One 200-level POLS paper

one further 200-level ECON, PHIL or POLS papers

18

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

Six 300-level ECON, PHIL, PHPE, or POLS papers, including at least one paper in each of Economics, Philosophy, and Politics.

CLAS 340 may be substituted for one 300-level PHIL paper.

108

Plus 72 further points which may be taken from outside Arts 72
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Papers
  • One of:
    • ECON 492  Dissertation for Philosophy, Politics and Economics
    • PHIL 490  Dissertation
  • Three further 400-level ECON, PHIL, POLS papers

  • No more than 100 points may be from any one of the component disciplines.

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Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics - coursework option

Papers

No more than 80 points may be from any one of the component disciplines.

CLAS 440 may be substituted for one 400-level PHIL paper.

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Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Level Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 113  Economic Principles and Policy

ECON 112  Principles of Economics 2

PHIL 105  Critical Thinking

One 100-level POLS paper (POLS 102 New Zealand Politics - Introduction, recommended)

BSNS 111 Business and Society, BSNS 112 Interpreting Business Data, BSNS 114 Financial Decision Making, BSNS 115 Accounting and Information Systems – must normally be taken in first year of study.

18

18

18

18

 

72

200-level

PHPE 201  Political Economy 1: Method, Philosophy, Applications

ECON 201  Microeconomics or ECON 271  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

One further 200-level ECON paper

One 200-level PHIL paper

One 200-level POLS paper

one further 200-level ECON, PHIL or POLS papers

18

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

MANT 331  Business Ethics

Five 300-level ECON, PHIL, PHPE, or POLS papers, including at least two papers in Economics and at least one paper in each of Philosophy and Politics.

CLAS 340 may be substituted for one 300-level PHIL paper.

18

90

Total   360

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Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Papers
  • One of:
    • ECON 492  Dissertation for Philosophy, Politics and Economics
    • PHIL 490  Dissertation
  • Three further 400-level ECON, PHIL, POLS papers

  • No more than 100 points may be from any one of the component disciplines.

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