Thematic Concentrations

Students design a thematic concentration composed of challenging classes that allows her to think deeply and critically about interdisciplinary topics, building on the knowledge acquired in the Foundational and Core parts of the major. This affords the opportunity to create an area of interdisciplinary depth of focus within the major. We encourage student to pursue research in their theme – both through advanced research seminars and independent studies – which ideally provide the intellectual space to bring different disciplines together.

PPE's Thematic Concentrations

Guidelines for Developing your Theme

  • Follow your passion! The theme provides a focus or concentration to your major. 

  • Theme classes must come from more than one discipline.

  • Theme classes serve as advanced courses in your major.

  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminars may count towards you theme

  • Independent Studies can count towards your theme.