University of King's College

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Contemporary Studies

University of King's College

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Cultural Anthropology
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)


The contemporary period is marked by continuous transformation, with new challenges but also new possibilities for change emerging constantly. The Contemporary Studies Program (CSP) engages with the ideas, thinkers, and movements that have contributed to new understandings of the world, community, self and other.

  • choose from a wide range of interdisciplinary courses that explore ideas about ethics, aesthetics, and politics; contemporary art, modern film, and digital media; new biotechnologies, nature, environment, and the body, and many others;

  • consider the place of science and technology in the contemporary world and challenge the supposed dichotomy of science and culture;

  • engage with texts by environmental philosophers, thinkers of the Global South, Indigenous thinkers and race and gender theorists;

  • participate in classes on transformative thinkers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, bell hooks, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Michel Foucault;

  • conduct conceptual analyses of issues such as marginalization, social justice, migration and belonging, freedom and responsibility, while incorporating a range of critical perspectives;

  • participate in innovative teaching and learning environments; for example, laboratory observation sessions, community-outreach, and gallery visits;

  • use critical skills and creative talents.
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      Modified on July 07, 2022