New Student Registration
Understanding Your Program
This page contains information on various aspects of your courses.
Learning to Think Well Courses
- All full time students are required to register in ENGL 214 (Fall) and ENGL 215 (Winter) in their first year. Choose a section that fits with your schedule.
- All full time students are also required to complete an additional 6 credits of foundations in their first year. This can be done in either semester, or spread over both. Choose two of the following courses: HIST 204 (Fall or winter), PHIL 230 (Fall or Winter), THEO 250 (Fall or Winter). Again, choose a section that fits with your schedule.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives Courses
- All full time students are required to register in Interdisciplinary Perspectives. This is a 0.5 credit course which involves attending a 2 day conference (held in mid-September and mid-January) and completing a short assignment. You will need to register in INST 200 (Fall) and INST 210 (Winter).
- Next you will need to register for the introductory courses for your specific program. If you are a science major you will also need to pick a lab. Labs, like seminars, are in addition to the lecture. Pick a lab that fits into your schedule.
- Note for English, History, Philosophy, Theology majors: If the introductory courses for your major are the same courses you picked above, please pick another King's Common Curriculum course.
If your program is BA/BSc Undeclared then pick courses from a discipline in which you may want to major.
- Some programs require you to choose Cognate courses. Cognate courses are courses from another discipline that are important in understanding your discipline. Disciplines affected include Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computing Science, Environmental Studies, and Psychology. If your program has a cognate requirement that should be completed in the first year, it will be listed in your registration email.
King's Common Curriculum Courses
- Common Curriculum courses broaden your exposure to other disciplines. These include Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. Depending on how many courses you have picked you should have room for 3-9 credits (1-3 courses) of Common Curriculum.
- Note: Some Common Curriculum courses are also courses in your major/cognate which you picked above (e.g. PSYC 250 will meet your major and Social Sciences requirement if you are a Psychology major).
- Electives are courses that don't fulfill specific program requirements. If the above required courses are met and you still have room, feel free to pick a course that interests you, or a course that may form a minor/second concentration.
Non Academic Courses
- King's offers several non-academic courses which assist in your university experience:
- UNIV050 Orientation is required for all first time students to postsecondary. Our new student orientation here at King's ensures that you have a smooth transition into the university setting, connects you with new students, and prepares you for success both inside and outside the classroom.
- UNIV065 The Fall Retreat is held once classes start and students get settled. An extension of orientation, it's free to all that registered in UNIV050
- UNIV150 - University level study is exciting and challenging. At King's we want to see all students achieve academic success. This course is designed to equip students with the study skills tools needed to learn effectively.
Other important links
Contact Admissions to speak with an Admissions Counsellor or to set-up a one-on-one course registration appointment: