Requirements for the Politics, Policy, Law & Ethics Major (44 semester hours)

44 semester hours major; no more than 40 semester hours can have a PPLE prefix.

Three Required Core Classes (16 semester hours)

Two Courses in Public Policy (8 semester hours)

  • ENVS 321 Environmental Policymaking: Politics and Process (4)
  • ENVS 380W Research in Forest Management and Policy (4)
  • PPLE 318 Death in America (4)
  • PPLE 319 U.S. Welfare Policy (4)
  • PPLE 330 Topics in Public Policy (4)
  • PPLE 331 Direct Democracy: The Politics and Policy of State Ballot Measures (4)
  • PPLE 334 Law and Public Policy (4)
  • PPLE 358 American Exceptionalism?: Policy and Politics in Comparative Perspective (4)
  • PPLE 372 American Foreign Policy (4)
  • BUS-6201 Public Policy Studies (4)

One course in Public Law (4 semester hours)

  • ENVS 323 Understanding Environmental Law and Regulation (4)
  • HIST 308 American Legal History (4)
  • PPLE 334 Law and Public Policy (4)
  • PPLE 337 Constitutional Law (4)
  • LW 237 Native American Law (4)
  • LW 252 Constitutional Law II (4)
  • LW 266 Election Law (4)
  • LW 304 State and Local Government (3)
  • LW 358 Presidency and the Constitution (3)
  • LW 381 First Amendment (3)
  • LW 382 U.S. Supreme Court (3)
  • LW 3019 Legislation and Regulation (4)

Two courses in American Politics and/or Ethics (8 semester hours)

  • ENVS 304W Politics of Environmental Ethics (4)
  • HIST 221W History Workshop: The US Far Right and Its Critics (topic dependent) (4)
  • IDS 330 Bodies in Public (4)
  • PHEAL 301 Public Health Ethics (4)
  • PPLE 314 Politics and Religion in the United States (4)
  • PPLE 315 Topics in Politics (4)
  • PPLE 317 Political Judgment (4)
  • PPLE 331 Direct Democracy: The Politics and Policy of State Ballot Measures (4)
  • PPLE 338W Reforming Criminal Justice (4)
  • PPLE 351W Sex, Gender, and American Politics  (4)
  • PPLE 353 Parties, Elections and Campaigns (4)
  • PPLE 354 The American Presidency (4)
  • LW 304 State and Local Government (3)

One Internship/Experiential Credit (4 semester hours)

One Additional Course from the Above Lists or From the Following: (4 semester hours)

  • ANTH 231 Indigenous Peoples of North America (4)
  • ANTH 258 Selected Area Studies: Intro to Migration Studies (topic dependent) (4)
  • ANTH 344 Medical Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 351 Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment (4)
  • CCM 202 Designing Persuasive Campaigns (4)
  • CCM 342 US Women's Rights Since 1920 (4)
  • CCM 361 Citizenship and the Public Sphere (4)
  • ECON 320 Discourse on Income Inequality (4)
  • ECON 344 The Economics of Race & Gender (4)
  • ECON 445 Environmental Economics (4)
  • ENVS 328 Health and the Global Environment (4)
  • HIST 239 The Social History of Health (4)
  • HIST 262 American Women's History (4)
  • HIST 307 American Immigration History (4)
  • HIST 342 Studies in American History (4)
  • HIST 453 History in the Archives (4)
  • INTST 328W Political Metaphors (4)
  • PPLE 345 Topics in Politics, Policy, Law & Ethics (4)
  • PSYC 360 Psychology and Law (4)
  • SOC 334 Inequality in Society (4)
  • SOC 355 Health and Society (4)
  • SOC 382 Human Rights Research and Advocacy (4)

Requirements for the Politics, Policy, Law, and Ethics Minor (24 semester hours)

  • PPLE 210 American Politics (4)
  • PPLE 220 Politics and Ethics (4)
  • 4 semester hours in 3 of the following four categories (12):
    • Public Policy
    • Public Law
    • American Politics & Ethics
    • Internship
  • Four additional semester hours that counts toward the PPLE major (4)

Note: At least 4 courses must have a PPLE prefix.

Willamette University

Department of Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics

Address
Smullin Hall 3rd floor
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6293 voice
503-370-6720 fax

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