Academic Essentials

Academic Essentials

King’s College prepares its students for purposeful lives with a broadly-based curriculum that actively encourages intellectual, religious, moral, personal, and social development.

More specifically, at King’s College, students:

  • Develop proficiency in the following seven competencies: Critical Thinking, Effective Oral Communication, Effective Written Communication, Information Literacy, Moral Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Technological Competency within the context of a chosen discipline of study.
  • Gain a sophisticated base of knowledge in, understanding of, and appreciation for the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Develop expertise and specialization in traditional academic and pre-professional major programs of study.
  • Examine religious and moral convictions in order to discover appropriate ways of attaining personal fulfillment and a sense of responsibility for improving the quality of life in society at large through active civic engagement and service to the community.

Many factors contribute to the attainment of these goals, including the content of courses in diverse academic disciplines; the various teaching/learning strategies employed by instructors; the effectiveness of advisement and counseling; the impact of co-curricular activities; the quality of facilities; and the intellectual, social, and spiritual atmosphere of the College. Together, the faculty, staff, and administration strive to ensure that these factors combine to the full advantage of the student. Additionally, in recognition of the various strengths and talents of our students, King’s College works to provide individualized educational experiences to foster greater growth in every student.

While a person with a genuine liberal education values that education for its own sake, such an education is a particularly good preparation for life and work in an unforeseeable future. A liberal education provides much more than mere technical training. It provides thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that maintain their worth in any career. Prepared for and inclined toward lifelong learning, the liberally educated person can engage critically and imaginatively with an ever-changing world.

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