Politics, Philosophy & Law Minor

The Minor offers an integrated study of the foundations of justice, and a host of events aimed at forming a cohort of students eager to learn and discuss urgent issues.

The Minor

The Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies program is offering an interdepartmental undergraduate minor in Politics, Philosophy and Law (PPL), starting Fall 2020. PPL’s ambition is to gather together a cohort of highly motivated students who are interested in the foundations of democratic governance and public affairs, and to provide them with a coherent yet interdisciplinary program of study in politics, moral and political philosophy, and legal studies, with intensive training in both analytical writing and in presentation of their work. We welcome students from all Colleges and majors, who would like to strengthen these schools while reflecting on the most difficult and most important problems facing our communities, country, and globe. At other universities, such as Duke, Princeton, USC, and Yale, both majors and minors with these characteristics have proved to give students an excellent base for a wide range of graduate opportunities and careers. PPL will enable undergraduates to take advantage of one of the world’s greatest collections of scholars focusing on moral, legal, and political philosophy.

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Administrative Office

Laura Spautz
265 Evans Hall
lspautz@berkeley.edu

UGIS Office

231 Evans Hall