Social Science at King's
The Social Science concentration at King's exposes students to a variety of academic disciplines and digs deeper into why society, and our world functions the way that it does. The concentration is extremely flexible and students have the opportunity to incorporate an incredible breadth of courses and interests into their degree. Interested in studying SOWK 200 - Introduction to Social Work? POLI 319 - Human Rights? ECON 301 - International Political Economy? KINS 300 - Fundamentals of Coaching? You can take all these and much more within the course of a single degree by studying Social Science.
Social Science at King's is broad, but is excellent preparation for many specific fields of study. For instance, the Sports and Recreation stream allows interested students to prepare for careers in physical education, kinesiology, and the human body. The program is also a fantastic choice for students wishing to enter King's 2-year After-Degree in Education as the flexibility of this program allows students to easily complete the 'teachable majors and minors' requirement of the Secondary Education program, and all prerequisites for the Elementary Education program within the course of the degree.
King's Social Science professors and staff are committed to:
- Exposing students to a wide variety of disciplines and topics.
- Helping students recognize the relationship between theory and real world social phenomena.
- Unpacking the causes of chronic social problems (i.e. poverty, inequality, etc.) from different points of view (historical, economic, psychological.
- Preparing interested students to become teachers and educators.
Social Science from a Christian perspective
Students studying Social Science at King's means digging deeper into how the world works and functions. Sometimes our society and social systems works well and in ways that brings glory to God. Other times our world moves forward in ways that are directly (or indirectly) oppressive, discriminatory, and unhealthy.
Social Science at King's helps students make decisions that more accurately represent the core principles of their faith and by extension, bring about a better world for everyone.