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Social and Political Thought

King's University College

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Philosophy, Other
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,904
International: $37,476

See: https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/money-matters/fees-and-responsibilities/schedules/

Description:

Social and Political Thought (SPT) is an interdisciplinary program that explores contemporary issues and events of global importance from several different and engaged perspectives. Students are invited to examine the deeper, often hidden and obscured, structures that give shape to our present-day society. We examine how our sense of self and our experience of others and the world are conditioned by social, legal, political, economic, military, and psychological forces of power. These forces of power not only produce societal orders, they also are the source of violence, aggression and conflict. SPT’s interdisciplinary focus gives students the unique possibility of understanding how concepts and imagined ends or goals of human power and desire come to shape and form the sense of ourselves, how we view others, and how we organise and build our worlds.

Examples of problems/issues we cover:
- Global migrations and refugees
- Worldwide debt and its consequences
- Emerging technologies of war and their impact on human life
- Bio-power and the manipulation of the human
- Overcoming colonization, racism and imperialism
- New views of subjectivity and the rise of the post-human
- Precarious life and future

Prerequisites:

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    For admission to this program, applicants are required to have completed first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%. Philosophy 1120F/G or any other first-year Philosophy course is recommended.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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