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first year programs Social Justice and Peace Studies (SJPS)

The Social Justice and Peace Studies program is designed for students who wish to expand their awareness of social justice and peace issues, develop critical research and analytical skills and become incisive change agents in their local community as well as globally. The program encourages critical reflection on structural injustices and conflict locally and globally in addition to calling for social action to transform the world in the interest of dignity, equality, sustainability and the pursuit of peace. Community service in one of a variety of local agencies is mandatory in second year and opportunities to participate in international awareness experiences for course credit is also available.

How King’s makes a difference

King’s makes a difference by creating a community that is actively engaged in making a difference by trying to create a more just and peaceful world.

Megan Shore, PhD | Associate Professor Program: Social Justice and Peace Studies Perspectives on Social Justice and Peace (SJPS 2200E) Religion and Violence – Violence and Western Religions (RS 2166a/b) Religion and Conflict Resolution (RS 3451F/G)

In year one, students will be required to complete one required first year course and select their remaining options from a range of disciplines.

What I like about King’s I would never imagine myself anywhere else but King’s. It is such a tight-knit community where everyone is respected. Most of all I love what King’s stands for — creating change. Getting connected. King’s has given me so many opportunities to be involved in the community. In February, I traveled with King’s to Guatemala to learn and understand life, and the economic and political structures in other countries. My service learning course encouraged me to find a volunteer placement. I have been working at the Women’s Community House where I have been exposed to women’s issues in the London area.

Rebecca Jules Neufert | Year three Hometown: London, Ontario Program: Honors Double Major in Psychology and Social Justice and Peace Studies High school: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School (STA)

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King's University College - Viewbook 2012-2013  

This publication is a guide for prospective students to the programs, people and places of King's University College at Western University.

King's University College - Viewbook 2012-2013  

This publication is a guide for prospective students to the programs, people and places of King's University College at Western University.