Track Program:

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Track Advisor:

David Killoren (Philosophy), Umur Başdaş (International Relations) and Emre Ekinci (Economics)


Total number of courses: 6

Number of required courses: 3

Required courses:

  • INTL 101-Introduction to Political Science
  • PHIL 101- An Introduction to Philosophy and Philosophical Thinking
  • ECON 100- Principles of Economics or ECON 110, Introduction to Economics and Strategic Behavior*

Minimum number of elective courses: 3

Elective courses:

  • Theory:
    • INTL 203- Introduction to International Relations
    • INTL 204- Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • PHIL 215- Epistemology
    • ECON 201- Intermediate Microeconomics
    • ECON 202- Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • ECON 333- Game Theory and Strategy
  • History:
    • INTL 308- History of Political Thought
    • PHIL 213- Ancient Philosophy
    • PHIL 217- Modern Philosophy
  • Selected Topics:
    • INTL 313- Introduction to Global Political Economy
    • INTL 325- Gender and Politics
    • INTL 406- Contemporary Issues in Turkish Politics
    • INTL 440- Religion, Secularism, and Democracy in the World
    • INTL 475- Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism
    • PHIL 216- Ethics
    • PHIL 330- Applied Ethics
    • PHIL 401- Political Philosophy
    • ECON 322-International Finance
    • ECON 340-Public Finance
    • ECON 480- The Economics of Institutions
    • ECON 481- Turkish Economy


  • This program is affiliated with International Relations, Economics and Philosophy departments.
  • Each student who has taken INTL 101, ECON 100 or ECON 110, PHIL 101 and 3 elective courses (total of 6 courses *) can qualify for a PPE certificate.
    • Students need to complete a total of 3 area elective courses in at least 2 of the Theory, History or Selected Topics area electives.
    • Students with their first major in Economics, Philosophy or International Relations need to complete 3 area elective courses in the remaining 2 courselists other than their major.
  • The GPS gained from above-mentioned courses should be at least 2.70 out of 4.00. Students who fall below this average cannot receive the certificate.
  • Students who complete these courses and qualify for the certificate may receive their certificate together with their diploma at the time of graduation.
  • A student studying in Economics, Philosophy or International Relations programs must take at least one elective course from two departments other than their department.
  • Students from a program other than these three programs must take 3 elective courses from at least two of the Economics, Philosophy or International Relations programs.
  • Students who have a major or double major in CASE programs or who have a minor in Economics do not need to take ECON 100 or 110.