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Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Study who we are as human beings to discern how we can best live.

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PPE at King’s

The Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major at The King’s College teaches students the fundamental principles of these three “ruling disciplines.” Oxford University created the first PPE degree in 1920 for training leaders of the British Empire. It is the curriculum of statesmen for leadership in any important sphere of life. King’s unique PPE program strengthens this tradition with a coherent core and a biblical grounding. We study the masterworks of each discipline, including the works of Plato and Aristotle, Augustine and Anselm, James Madison, Abraham Lincoln, Adam Smith, and F.A. Hayek. This major explores who we are as human beings: what and how we know (Philosophy), how we live together and govern ourselves (Politics), and how we think about wealth and poverty (Economics), because, as Jesus Christ observed, how we handle those things reveals what—or who—we treasure the most.

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Curriculum

Drawing from perspectives ranging from ancient to contemporary, the PPE major builds upon the required Core to present the fundamentals of political thought, constitutional law, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, macroeconomics, and political economy.

Courses & Concentrations
Areas of Study

Minors

Minors add specialty in an additional discipline, which can communicate expertise to graduate schools or prospective employers.

Business Management

The business management minor equips students from any major with a range of essential management skills, including managerial decision-making, project management, organizational design, and marketing.

Culture and the Arts

Students in the Culture and the Arts minor study the cultural productions of world cultures and societies: architecture, sculpture, painting, literature, music, drama, religion, and philosophy.

Finance

The finance minor equips students to understand financial modeling, investments, and how financial markets function.

History

The History minor provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the key questions and methods in understanding what events, peoples, and ideas brought humans to the contemporary world.

International Affairs

The International Affairs minor provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the key questions, ideas, and institutions that animate contemporary relations among peoples and states.

International Business

The International Business minor provides students with a broad-based understanding of key issues in international commerce, politics, and economic development, and offers students the chance to explore opportunities in the global marketplace.

Journalism

In the journalism minor, students learn about reporting and writing as well as opinion, magazine, and advanced feature writing journalism. Students can submit to the campus newspaper and hear presentations from top journalists funded by the The John McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute.

Literature

Students who minor in Literature will encounter a broad range of imaginative works, including the epics of ancient Greece and Rome, the history of poetry in the English language, the plays of Shakespeare, and a sampling of classics from Europe and America.

Media Studies

The media studies minor trains students to examine our society’s conversation with itself and understand how it relates to our public and private choices in areas such as entertainment, newsgathering and life in our ever-changing democracy.

Museum Studies

In the Museum Studies minor and concentration, students will learn museum management and museology, as well as how museums communicate historical narratives outside of a traditional academic setting. This minor will prepare students to work in nonprofit arts management, educational programming, archival library work, or any number of related fields.

Pre-Law

The pre-law minor prepares students to read and evaluate complex legal materials through courses in constitutional law, literature, legal issues, and financial accounting.

Technology, Innovation, and Design

The minor in Technology, Innovation and Design provides students the opportunity to explore various facets of technology and its influence in contemporary culture while also pursuing some basic, highly-sought-after design and technology skills.

Theology

The theology minor builds upon the biblical and theological training that all students receive as part of the Core to equip graduates to bring the light of Christ into their careers and communities in ways appropriate to their callings.

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

PPE faculty includes full-time professors who have distinguished themselves in their fields and visiting and adjunct professors who work in challenging and influential positions.

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LAWYER

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT

LOBBYIST

POLITICAL CONSULTANT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

SENATOR

SPEECH WRITER

THEOLOGICAL WRITER

THINK TANK RESEARCHER

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