|Social Justice and Peace Studies (SJPS) is an interdisciplinary academic program committed to experiential education and inspired by the Catholic Social Teaching tradition. It encourages critical reflection on oppression and injustice, locally and globally, and it examines theoretical and practical approaches to justice and peace. It calls students to social action that transforms the world in the interests of human dignity, equality, sustainability, and peace.
The SJPS program is one of the only programs in Canada that combines the study and work of both justice and peace. This program critically examines the root causes of social injustice and violence in society, in our community and in the world. And it innovatively explores alternatives to injustice and violence by focusing on how to build peace and justice. It does this through rigorous academic training, combined with community based learning and numerous optional experiential learning opportunities in the global community. SJPS is the hub at King’s University for engaged, social innovation and active learning in the creation of a more just and peaceful community and world.
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|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 the following 3.0 principal courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%: 0.5 course: Social Justice and Peace Studies 1025F/G, or the former Social Justice and Peace Studies 1020E. 0.5 course: Social Justice and Peace Studies 1026F/G, or the former Social Justice and Peace Studies 2200E. 1.0 course from: Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, the former 1020; Disability Studies 1010A/B; Economics 1021A/B, 1022A/B, 1020; First Nations Studies 1020E; Geography 1100, 1500F/G, 1400F/G; History 1401E, 1404E, or the former 1403E, History 1601E, 1801E, 1812F/G, 1813F/G, 1814F/G, 1901E; Philosophy 1150E, 1300E, 1360E, 1901E; Political Science 1020E; Psychology 1000, 1000W/X; Religious Studies 1022A/B, 1023E, 1027E; Social Work 1021A/B, 1022A/B, the former 1020; Sociology 1020, 1020W/X, 1021E; or Women's Studies 1020E. 1.0 additional course.
* 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.