Politics, Economics, Policy and Law Major—BA

Minimum of 37 semester course credits for major with a single concentration or minimum 43 credits for majors with a double concentration and general BA requirements

Core Courses Required of all PEPL Majors
ECON 050Introduction to Economics2-4
PPOL 093Law and Society3
PPOL 015Introduction to Policy: Identifying and Solving Public Problems 3
PPOL 100Methods of Social Research and Policy Analysis4
or SOC 100 Methods of Social Research and Policy Analysis

Electives

Students concentrating in Politics, Public Policy, or Legal Analysis must complete 17 elective credits from the list below or other courses approved by the student’s major advisor. 

Students concentrating in Economic Analysis must complete 13 elective credits from the list below or other courses approved by the student’s major advisor. Three elective credits must be in Economics.

Students with a double concentration complete 17 total elective credits. However, if one of their concentrations is Economic Analysis, students complete only 13 elective credits from the list below, including at least three elective credits in Economics.

In the case of a double concentration, courses counted toward the specific requirements for each concentration may not be counted as electives.

Please consult with your advisor to identify the most appropriate elective choices for your concentration.

ARTH 193Seminar: The Image and the Law4
CS 063Introduction to Computer Science 4
ECON 081Introduction to Statistics3
ECON 100Microeconomic Theory3-4
ECON 101Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 116Corporate Finance3-4
ECON 117Women and the Economy3
ECON 118Financial Derivatives3
ECON 130The Economics of Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination3
ECON 134Public Sector Economics: The Economics of Government3
ECON 136Managerial Economics3-4
ECON 141Economics of Education3
ECON 149Strategic Behavior3
ECON 153Environmental Economics3
ECON 155International Trade3
ECON 158International Finance3
ECON 159Economic Development3
ECON 164Econometrics and Business Forecasting3-4
ECON 165Applied Econometrics3
ECON 182Modeling and Data Analysis3
ECON 192Senior Seminar in Economics4
ENG 104Introduction to Critical Theory3
ETHS 040/140Activism in the Digital Age3-4
ETHS 126Theories of Race and Ethnicity4
ETHS 159Intro to Chicanx & Latinx Studies3-4
ETHS 165Politics of Chicanx and Latinx Communities3-4
HIST 116History of the American City3
MATH 004Discrete Mathematics I4
MATH 102Probability and Statistics4
PHIL 028/128Political Philosophy3
PHIL 051Formal Logic4
PHIL 062Ethics3
PPOL 016Comparative Politics3
PPOL 017International Relations4
PPOL 103Written and Oral Communication for Policy and Politics2
PPOL 114Social Policy Analysis4
PPOL 115The American Presidency3
PPOL 116Qualitative Methods in Policy Research4
PPOL 118Women's Leadership in Politics: Theory and Practice4
PPOL 130Regime Change3-4
PPOL 132Theories of International Relations3-4
PPOL 139Ethical Reasoning in Politics and Public Policy4
PPOL 141Law and Public Policy3
PPOL 142African Politics3-4
PPOL 143States and Nations3
PPOL 148Model United Nations3
PPOL 150Environmental Policy Analysis4
PPOL 151Political Representation3-4
PPOL 152American Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms3-4
PPOL 157Minority Political Behavior3-4
PPOL 180Special Topics1-4
PPOL 187Comparative Politics of Social Policy1-3
PPOL 191Senior Seminar4
SOC 101Sociology of Families3-4
SOC 129Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.3
SOC 134Social Inequality3
SOC 142Medical Sociology3
SOC 145Sociology of Education3-4
SOC 149Sociology of U.S. Immigration3-4
SOC 156Sociology of Oakland4
WGSS 105Sexuality and the City3
WGSS 125The Politics of Care3-3
WGSS 135Race, Sexuality, and the State3
WGSS 175Transnational Sexualities3
WGSS 182Feminist and Queer Theories3

Limited substitutions for concentration and elective courses may be permitted upon approval of the student's advisor.

Concentrations

The Politics, Public Policy, and Legal Analysis concentrations require a minimum of 6 credits. The Economic Analysis concentration requires a minimum of 10 credits. 

Politics Concentration

Select at least 6 credits from the following:
PPOL 016Comparative Politics3-4
or PPOL 017 International Relations
or PPOL 151 Political Representation

Economic Analysis Concentration

Required
ECON 081Introduction to Statistics3
or MATH 102 Probability and Statistics
ECON 100Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 101Macroeconomic Theory3

Public Policy Concentration

Select at least 6 credits from the following:
PPOL 114Social Policy Analysis4
PPOL 118Women's Leadership in Politics: Theory and Practice4
PPOL 139Ethical Reasoning in Politics and Public Policy4
PPOL 150Environmental Policy Analysis4
PPOL 180Special Topics 14

Legal Analysis Concentration

Required: one course in constitutional law
PPOL 152American Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms3-4
Required: one course in critical or deductive reasoning selected from:
CS 063Introduction to Computer Science 4
ECON 149Strategic Behavior4-4
ENG 104Introduction to Critical Theory3
ETHS 126Theories of Race and Ethnicity4
PHIL 051Formal Logic4
MATH 004Discrete Mathematics I4
WGSS 182Feminist and Queer Theories3

Limited substitutions for concentration and elective courses may be permitted upon approval of the student's advisor.