Double Major Overview

Description

Note: this major is only available to re-enrolling students.

Note: This Major is no longer open to new enrolments. It is applicable only to students who began their studies in 2019 or 2020, and have not transferred to the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (BPPE). Students in the BPPE are required to take the extended major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, which can be found, here. Any questions should be directed to the PPE co-ordinator, Dr Lachlan Umbers. All important social issues—climate change, healthcare, inequality, political participation, criminal justice, and much more besides—have philosophical, political, and economic dimensions. UWA's Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a challenging and rigorous course of study which equips students to engage with these issues from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective. Students will receive a thorough grounding in each of the three disciplines, examining the ways in which insights from each area of study can fruitfully inform scholarship in the others. Students will also study the intertwined history of philosophy, politics, and economics, and develop the critical thinking and analytical skills essential for success in the workplace. This page is for the Bachelor of Arts major, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. This Major is no longer open to enrolments. It is applicable only to students who began their studies in 2019 or 2020, and have not transferred to the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (BPPE).”

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) Integrate Philosophical, Political and Economic Ideas.; (2) independently construct arguments for philosophical, political and economic positions; (3) understand and apply the methods of contemporary philosophy, politics and economics.; (4) identify and evaluate assumptions underpinning philosophical, political and/or economic viewpoints on social and legal topics; (5) demonstrate sound research skills and written and oral communication skills; and (6) provide an interdisciplinary approach to issues with philosophical, political, and economic dimensions..

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Incompatibilities

Degree-specific major or second major in Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, or Economics

Courses

Philosophy, Politics and Economics can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

No study plans found for this major. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
SS
summer teaching period
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025

This major is available only from 2019 onward, even though some of its units may be available in 2018. The major has a non-conventional structure: three level 1 units (one each from Philosophy, Politics, and Economics); five level 2 units (two each from Philosophy and Economics, and one from Politics); six level 3 units (two each from Philosophy and Politics, one from Economics, and a capstone unit); and four complementary units (two from Law, one from Politics, and one from Economics).

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (18 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
Incompatibility
ECON1000 Economics for Business
S1, SS PHIL1002 Introduction to Critical Thinking
Incompatibility
PHIL1105 Introduction to Critical Thinking
S1 POLS1101 Understanding Politics and Policy None
Complementary units

Take the following complementary unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 LAWS1111 Law, Conflict and Change None

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ECON2105 Rise of the Global Economy
Prerequisites
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
or ECON1000 Economics for Business
or BUSN1103 Foundations of Global Business
Incompatibility
ECON1105 Rise of the Global Economy
S1 ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
Prerequisites
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S1 PHIL2001 Bioethics
Prerequisites
any level 1 unit in the Bachelor of Arts, or equivalent
Incompatibility
PHIL2201 Social Ethics: Life and Death
S2 PHIL2007 Knowledge and the Justification of Belief
Prerequisites
any Level 1 unit
S2 POLS2220 Foundations of Global Political Economy
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Sciences and/or Humanities study at level 1
Incompatibility
POLS3320 International Political Economy
Complementary units

Take all complementary units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 LAWS2224 Evolution of Human Rights
Co-requisites
LAWS1111 Law, Conflict, and Change (formerly LAWS1111 Legal Systems)
S1 PPHE2211 History of Political Ideas
Prerequisites
completion of any POLS
or PHIL unit
or 24 points in the Bachelor of Arts
Incompatibility
POLS3311 History of Political Ideas.
POLS2211 History of Political Ideas

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ECON3395 Economic Policy
Prerequisites
ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
S2 PPHE3001 Integrating Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Rational Choice
Prerequisites
Any level 2 PHIL unit, any level 2 ECON unit,
or any level 2 POLS unit.
Complementary units

Take the following complementary unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ECON3310 History of Economic Ideas
Prerequisites
ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications.
for pre-2012 courses: none
Degree-specific major units

Philosophy—take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A PHIL3002 Aesthetics
Prerequisites
any Level 2 Philosophy unit
or PPHE2211
Incompatibility
PHIL2208 Aesthetics.
PHIL2207 Philosophy, Literature and Film
S1 PHIL3003 Moral Theory
Prerequisites
any Level 2 Philosophy unit
or PPHE2211
or PPHE3327
Incompatibility
PHIL 2209 Moral Theory
N/A PHIL3005 Continental Philosophy: The Origin and Influence of Phenomenology
Prerequisites
any Level 2 Philosophy unit
or PPHE2211
Incompatibility
PHIL2225 Continental Philosophy
S2 PHIL3008 What to Do? How to Make Rational Decisions under Uncertainty
Prerequisites
completion of 12 points
Degree-specific major units

Politics—take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ASIA3005 Autocracy and Democracy in Asia
Prerequisites
any Level 2 ASIA unit, Level 2 ANTH unit
or Level 2 POLS unit
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
ASIA3005 Democratisation in Asia
N/A POLS3335 Social Movements and the Politics of Change
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Sciences and/or Humanities study at level 2
S2 POLS3342 Global Environmental Politics
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Sciences and/or Humanities study at level 2
Incompatibility
POLS2229 States, Welfare and Environmental Policy
S1 PPHE3327 Contemporary Political Theory
Prerequisites
any Level 2 POLS
or PHIL unit
or PPHE2211 History of Political Ideas
Incompatibility
POLS2227 Contemporary Political Theory.
POLS3327 Contemporary Political Theory