|School:||King’s University College|
|Field of Study:||Philosophy
|Description:||One naturally assumes that our social, political and everyday worlds and attitudes are simply what we inherit, either from our genetic constitutions or socio-economic, material situations. Philosophy, on the contrary, teaches that human beings largely fashion their lives and worlds by the choices they make, the words and concepts they employ, the thoughts and perceptions they generate, and how they interact and interrelate with others. To this end, philosophy studies such important questions as: What is the nature of the self? What can one genuinely know and knot know? What can one hope for? What is to dwell in a political society? Does God exist? Do we have a unique purpose in this world?
The philosophy program at King’s offers students the possibility of following a general stream of study with the possibilities of focusing on the Continental European tradition and/or the intersection between philosophy and religion. Committed to humanist and personalist model of teaching, our classes are designed to develop critical reasoning skills, sustained thinking and reading abilities, sound argumentation, and, above all, philosophical capacities for reflection and insight. The unique foundation year in philosophy for all majors and specialists not only gives students an enhanced basic training in philosophy but also helps students participate in and form unique study and philosophy communities.
|URL:||Philosophy at King’s University College|
|Cost per year:*||
This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||78|
King’s projects a minimum 78% final entrance average for Ontario high schools students. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U.
Students admitted to King’s University College must be proficient in written and spoken English. Applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not lived or studied in an English language environment for a period of at least 3 years will be required to write one of the following tests: T.O.E.F.L. (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – a written score of 580 or higher and a score of 4.5 on the TWE or a score of 85-90 on Internet Based Test (IBT) with no section less than 20; M.E.L.A.B. (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) – a score of 85 or higher with no less than 80 in any section; I.E.L.T.S. (International English Language Testing System) – a score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any section; or C.A.E.L. (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) – a minimum score of 60 is required with no part less than 60.