King's has pioneered a teaching philosophy that challenges the traditional separation between subjects, focusing instead on the ways disciplines interact and overlap. Here, our students' ability to question, evaluate and solve problems is fostered.
With the Foundation Year Programme, this interdisciplinary method is seen in a thorough engagement with core texts, deep discussion shared within small groups, and a honing of writing abilities. King's has extended this approach beyond students' first year of study, offering four-year undergraduate possibilities, including combined honours programmes in Contemporary Studies, Early Modern Studies, and History of Science and Technology.
King's students can also pursue their academic interests through our partnership with Dalhousie University—the region's foremost teaching and research institution. Joint Faculties of Arts & Social Sciences and Science allow students to seamlessly select from thousands of classes and a myriad of programme options. For students in our highly regarded Four-Year Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) program, a combined honours degree in journalism and a second subject from these joint faculties yields a discovery in what it means to be reflective journalists who can provide context for the stories they tell. We also have a One-Year Bachelor of Journalism program for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree.
For students seeking an integrated educational path, we offer a highly engaging community where they can thrive. An appetite for learning is shared by both students and faculty alike, and the two groups fill the lecture hall, classrooms and Quad with impassioned discussions, be it of the great texts of Western Civilization or today's meaty headlines.
Our focus on intimate and frequent group discussion, and the overall King's experience, which facilitates connections between the intellectual and the social, means our students know both their peers and their professors. This is a community where students speak with faculty directly, where, when students choose their classes, a professor is sometimes as influential as a course description. This is a community where education is truly valued—by both those receiving and delivering it—for its own sake.
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