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King's Honours Programmes

University of King's College

King’s offers three interdisciplinary programmes that allow you to engage more deeply with the questions that arise from FYP: History of Science and Technology, Early Modern Studies or Contemporary Studies. Combine study in these areas with a discipline-based program through Dalhousie to achieve a variety of perspectives tailored to your academic interests.

Each of these programmes leads to a combined honours degree, meaning it must be combined, or paired, with one of the programmes offered by King’s and Dalhousie’s shared faculties of Science or Arts & Social Sciences.

You can also take a minor to complement your degree.

History of Science and Technology Programme (HOST)

Science and technology infuse every aspect of modern life, shaping the conditions of our work and play, our self-understanding, our relation to the environment and our understanding of what counts as trustworthy knowledge. Rooted in science and the humanities, HOST offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of the fascinating and ever-changing interactions between society and scientific knowledge and practice.

Combined Honours

A HOST student is required to take the programme’s three core courses: HSTC 2000.06, 3000.06 and 4000.06, as well as six half-credit HOST electives.

The requirements for the second honours subject are dependent on that department, and vary from programme to programme.

Minor

You can take a minor in HOST to complement your degree. Studying science through this humanities-based approach demonstrates your ability to think about science ‘outside the box’.

Complete a minimum of 18 credit hours to a maximum of 27 credit hours including:

  • Any one of the following courses: HSTC2000.06, HSTC3000.06, HSTC4000.06, HSTC1200.06 (or cross-listed as HSTC2200, SCIE2000, HIST2074)
  • Any other two (2) full credits (or 4 half-credits) selected from HSTC courses (or cross-listed with HSTC courses) numbered 2000 or above.
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Core Courses

Ancient and Medieval Science

HSTC2000.06X/Y
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - Alumni Hall
T 1435-1555
R 1435-1555
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The Scientific Revolution

HSTC3000.06X/Y
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - Scotiabank Room
M 1235-1425
W 1235-1325
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Science and Nature in the Modern Period

HSTC4000.06X/Y
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - Seminar Room
T 1005-1125
R 1005-1125
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Electives

Knowing and Making the World: the History of Science from the Ancients to the Moderns

HSTC1200.06X/Y / HSTC2200.06 / SCIE2000.06 / HIST2074.06
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - Alumni Hall
M 1435-1525
W 1435-1525
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Technology and Engineering: from the Industrial Age to the Cybernetic Age

HSTC1801.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Alumni Hall
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Magic, Science and the Occult: from Antiquity to Postmodernity

HSTC2120.03 / EMSP2360.03 / HIST2990.03 / RELS2120.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
T 1005-1125
R 1005-1125
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The Beginnings of Western Medicine: Birth of the Body

HSTC2202.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Scotiabank Room
M 1435-1625
W 1435-1525
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Totalitarianism and Science

HSTC2205.03 / CTMP2205.03 / HIST2985.03
Winter
T 1305-1425
R 1305-1425
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Engineering the Planet: the Anthropocene Era, from Prehistory to Today's Global Crisis

HSTC2210.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Scotiabank Room
M 1135-1225
W 1135-1225
F 1135-1225
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Science and the Media

HSTC2400.03 / JOUR2400.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
M 1735-2025
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Science Fiction in Film

HSTC2500.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Alumni Hall
M 1735-2055
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Asia and the West: Centuries of Dialogue

EMSP2390.03 / CTMP2102.03 / HSTC2811.03 / CHIN2082.03
Fall
New Academic Building - KTS Lecture Hall
W 1435-1625
F 1435-1525
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In Search of the Philosopher's Stone: The History of European Alchemy

HSTC3121.03 / EMSP3321.03 / HIST3990.03 / RELS3121.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
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Science and Religion: Historical Perspectives

HSTC3200.03 / EMSP3330.03 / RELS3200.03 / HIST3075.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
T 1605-1725
R 1605-1725
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Science and Religion: Contemporary Perspectives

HSTC3201.03 / CTMP3201.03 / RELS3201.03 / HIST3076.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
T 1605-1725
R 1605-1725
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Brewing Civilization: The History, Culture and Science of Beer

HSTC3415.03
Fall
New Academic Building - KTS Lecture Hall
R 1735-2025
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Philosophies of Technology I: From Techne to Technology

CTMP4200.03 / HSTC4200.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Frazee Room
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Early Modern Studies Programme (EMSP)

There have been many upheavals in Western thought, culture and society at the birth of the modern world, including the Reformation, the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Why and how did such upheavals occur, and what were their influences on subsequent thought and culture? Study the early modern period, from the 16th century to the early 19th century, from philosophical, scientific, moral, social, institutional and aesthetic points of view. Delve deep into the structures of today’s culture and look at their points of origin. You’ll gain insight into the nature of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and Romanticism.

Study abroad in Florence

Taught entirely on site, this month-long, full-credit course lets you consider the art, literature, philosophy, and politics of Early Modern Italy (1280-1580) through daily visits to the city’s churches, palaces, and museums. Find out more.

Combined Honours

An EMSP student is required to take the programme’s three core courses (EMSP 2000.06, 3000.06 and 4000.06), plus at least two half-credit EMSP electives.

The requirements for the second honours subject are dependent on that department, and vary from programme to programme.

Minor

You can take a minor in EMSP to complement your degree. Engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of the birth of the modern world.

Complete a minimum of 18 credit hours to a maximum of 27 credit hours including:

  • One of the “core” courses: EMSP 2000.06, EMSP 3000.06 or EMSP 4000.06.
  • One full credit (or two half credits) at the 3000 or 4000 level (EMSP 3000.06 or EMSP 4000.06. can satisfy this requirement).
  • At least one additional full credit (or two half credits) at the 2000 level or above.
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Core Courses

Structures of the Modern Self

EMSP2000.06X/Y
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
T 1435-1555
R 1435-1555
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The Study of Nature in Early Modern Europe

EMSP3000.06X/Y
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
M 1235-1425
W 1235-1325
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Conceptions of State, Society, and Revolution in the Early Modern Period

EMSP4000.06X/Y
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - Frazee Room
T 1005-1125
R 1005-1125
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Electives

Violence and Wonder: Baroque Art

EMSP2215.03
Winter
Arts & Administration - Haliburton Room
M 0935-1125
W 0935-1025
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Picture and Poetry in Early Modern Culture

EMSP2230.03
Fall
Arts & Administration - Seminar 7
M 0935-1125
W 0935-1025
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German Romanticism: from Goethe to Hegel

EMSP2290.03
Winter
Arts & Administration - Shatford Room
M 1635-1925
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The Vampire: Modernity and the Undead

EMSP2313.03 / CTMP2313.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Alumni Hall
W 1835-2125
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Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

EMSP2320.03 / GWST2420.03 / RELS2320.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Alumni Hall
W 1835-2125
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Magic, Science and the Occult: from Antiquity to Postmodernity

HSTC2120.03 / EMSP2360.03 / HIST2990.03 / RELS2120.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
T 1005-1125
R 1005-1125
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Asia and the West: Centuries of Dialogue

EMSP2390.03 / CTMP2102.03 / HSTC2811.03 / CHIN2082.03
Fall
New Academic Building - KTS Lecture Hall
W 1435-1625
F 1435-1525
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The Pirate and Piracy

EMSP2480.03 / HIST2750.03
Winter
New Academic Building - KTS Lecture Hall
T 1605-1725
R 1605-1725
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Kant and Radical Evil

EMSP3213.03 / CTMP3113.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
M 1835-2125
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Love, Lust and Desire in Italian Renaissance Art

EMSP3280.03 / GWST3280.03
Fall
Arts & Administration - Haliburton Room
T 1605-1725
R 1605-1725
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In Search of the Philosopher's Stone: The History of European Alchemy

HSTC3121.03 / EMSP3321.03 / HIST3990.03 / RELS3121.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
View Course

Science and Religion: Historical Perspectives

HSTC3200.03 / EMSP3330.03 / RELS3200.03 / HIST3075.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
T 1605-1725
R 1605-1725
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Contemporary Studies Programme (CSP)

The ideas that shape the contemporary world are constantly changing. What does it really mean to be postmodern, and have we ever been modern? In the Contemporary Studies Programme, you’ll study the works of contemporary writers, thinkers and artists in relation to the fundamental themes and concerns of our time. Examine the most important debates in modern social and political thought. Challenge the supposed dichotomy of science and culture. Discover the 20th-century thinkers and writers who have questioned fundamental concepts of Western philosophy.

Combined Honours

A CSP student is required to take the programme’s three core courses (CTMP 2000.06, 3000.06 and 4000.06), plus at least two half-credit CSP electives.

The requirements for the second honours subject are dependent on that department, and vary from programme to programme.

Minor

You can take a minor in CSP to complement your degree. Understand the contemporary world by choosing from a wide range of courses in the areas of social and political thought, science and culture, and aesthetics, literature and literary theory, and film.

Complete a minimum of 18 credit hours to a maximum of 27 credit hours including:

  • Completion of one of the “core” courses: CTMP 2000.06, CTMP 3000.06 or CTMP 4000.06.
  • Completion of one full credit at the 3000 or 4000 level (CTMP 3000.06 or CTMP 4000.06 will also fulfill this requirement).
  • Completion of one full credit (or two half credits) at the 2000 level or above.
Explore courses within this program
Core Courses

Modern Social and Political Thought

CTMP2000.06X/Y
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - KTS Lecture Hall
M 1335-1525
W 1335-1425
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Science and Culture

CTMP3000.06X/Y
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
M 1035-1225
W 1135-1225
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The Deconstruction of the Tradition

CTMP4000.06X/Y
Fall
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
W 0935-1125
F 0935-1025
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Electives

Apocalypse: The Revolutionary Transformation of Politics and Culture

CTMP2101.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Scotiabank Room
R 1835-2125
View Course

Asia and the West: Centuries of Dialogue

EMSP2390.03 / CTMP2102.03 / HSTC2811.03 / CHIN2082.03
Fall
New Academic Building - KTS Lecture Hall
W 1435-1625
F 1435-1525
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The Idea of Race in Philosophy, Literature, and Art

CTMP2115.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
T 1805-2055
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Society, Politics and Literature

CTMP2150.03
Winter
Arts & Administration - Haliburton Room
T 1435-1555
R 1435-1555
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Totalitarianism and Science

HSTC2205.03 / CTMP2205.03 / HIST2985.03
Winter
T 1305-1425
R 1305-1425
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The Vampire: Modernity and the Undead

EMSP2313.03 / CTMP2313.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Alumni Hall
W 1835-2125
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The ‘Pictorial Turn’ in Recent Thought, Art and Theory

CTMP2316.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Scotiabank Room
T 1305-1425
R 1305-1425
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The Experience of Others in Philosophy, History and Literature

CTMP2322.03
Winter
Arts & Administration - Haliburton Room
T 1005-1125
R 1005-1125
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The Artist and Society - David Bowie

CTMP2335.03
Fall
New Academic Building - KTS Lecture Hall
T 1305-1425
R 1305-1425
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East Meets West in Popular Culture

CTMP2336.03 / CHIN2052.03
Winter
New Academic Building - KTS Lecture Hall
W 1435-1625
F 1435-1525
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Kant and Radical Evil

EMSP3213.03 / CTMP3113.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
M 1835-2125
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Genocide: Comparative Perspectives

CTMP3121.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
W 1435-1625
F 1435-1525
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The Concept of Memory in Late-modernity: Commemoration, (Re)presentation, Trauma

CTMP3125.03
Fall
Arts & Administration - Haliburton Room
T 1005-1125
R 1005-1125
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The Thought of Michel Foucault

CTMP3130.03
Winter
Arts & Administration - Haliburton Room
T 1605-1725
R 1605-1725
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Science and Religion: Contemporary Perspectives

HSTC3201.03 / CTMP3201.03 / RELS3201.03 / HIST3076.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
T 1605-1725
R 1605-1725
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Intersecting Bodies, Selves and Environments

CTMP3210.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Scotiabank Room
R 1605-1725
T 1605-1725
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Modern Film and the Theory of the Gaze

CTMP3305.03
Winter
New Academic Building - KTS Lecture Hall
M 1635-1855
W 1635-1755
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Representations of the Holocaust: Bearing Witness

CTMP3321.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
F 1435-1525
W 1435-1625
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Studies in Contemporary Aesthetics and Critical Theories - Little Girls

CTMP3415.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Scotiabank Room
T 1005-1125
R 1005-1125
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Rewriting Gender

CTMP3350.03 / GWST3350.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Archibald Room
T 1805-2055
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Kafka, Scholem, Benjamin: On Law and Crisis in 20th Century Jewish Thought

CTMP4126.03
Fall
Arts & Administration - Seminar 7
T 1835-2125
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Philosophies of Technology I: From Techne to Technology

CTMP4200.03 / HSTC4200.03
Winter
New Academic Building - Frazee Room
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Psychoanalysis and Politics

CTMP4315.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Scotiabank Room
M 1635-1755
W 1635-1755
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