|School:||King’s University College|
|Field of Study:||Religion/Religious Studies
|Description:||For thousands of years, the great religions of the world, both East and West, have served as treasure chests brimming with the collected brilliance of some of the wisest and most influential people ever to have walked the earth. In addition to theology, philosophy, ethics, art, music, ritual, and guidelines for personal conduct and communal living, these religious traditions contain profound insights into human nature, the meaning of life, ways to overcome suffering, ways to achieve mystical union with the divine, the need for compassion and understanding, and many other various and sundry pearls of wisdom. Thus, World Religions & Cultures is a fascinating study all on its own, for its own sake.
But the study of World Religions & Cultures is also highly practical. In an ever-shrinking world, we constantly find ourselves surrounded by peoples of different religions and cultures, many of whom we simply do not understand. And a lack of understanding often leads to tragic consequences, as is made evident every night on the evening news. Before you can change the world for the better, however, you first need to understand it. On its own, or combined with other fields such as Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work, a study of the religions and cultures of the globe is an essential ingredient in bringing positive change to the world.
|URL:||World Religions at King’s University College|
|Cost per year:*||
This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
|Careers:||Ministers of Religion|
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||78|
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
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.
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