In the Law and Policy major students learn to think analytically about the public action component of current legal and policy concerns associated with health care, social policy and international development. The major also links curricular content with opportunities to engage with the challenges facing Tacoma, South Puget Sound and Washington State.
Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA)
About Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs
The Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA) provides vibrant and innovative programs of study where students explore and examine the manner in which societies solve their social challenges. Through internships, study abroad opportunities, seminars, and field work, students also gain practical experience with decision-making and careers at the local, state, national, and global level.
The Division houses the major of Politics, Philosophy and Economics where students analyze public issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives, to understand the roots of complex social problems. In our Law and Policy major, students explore the public action component of current legal and policy concerns, particularly those surrounding health care, social policy, and international development. We also offer minors in Asian Studies, Economics, Human Rights, Law and Policy, Politics, and Religious Studies.
Housed within the Interdisciplinary Arts and Science program at the University of Washington Tacoma, PPPA’s innovative curriculum combines theory and practice, and is an excellent choice for students interested in current events, public affairs, politics, government, ethics, human rights, economics, international studies, law, or social philosophy. Our faculty of active scholars are committed to undergraduate education; through small classes, extracurricular activities, and individualized internships, PPPA provides many mentoring opportunities for students.
Law and Policy (L&P) major
Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PP&E) major
Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PP&E) offers an innovative curriculum for students drawn to interdisciplinary approaches and diverse frameworks for understanding social phenomenon.
Religious Studies minor
Effective Spring 2014
The study of religion deepens our understanding of human nature and engages us in reflection of life's greatest questions. UW Tacoma's Religious Studies minor allows students to supplement their major with a select number of courses that inquire into diverse religious beliefs and the social implications of these beliefs.
IAS Master Calendar
2013-14 Academic Calendar
Dates in these calendar are subject to change without notice.