How does The King’s College differ from other
academically rigorous colleges?
Two things. We have restored the core
curriculum. We have re-opened questions closed by political correctness.
have restored the core curriculum. Almost all good colleges require students to
take some of the same courses during freshman year. The idea is that some
subjects are common currency among educated people and that students benefit
when everybody in college can be trusted to know at least a few of the same
things. The King’s College takes these principles further. We have gone back to
an older tradition in which most of the college curriculum is a common
enterprise, and students can trust they and their fellow students have read and
studied the same material. The result is a richer classroom experience.
have re-opened questions closed by political correctness. Many well regarded
colleges pride themselves on intellectual open-mindedness while at the same time
discouraging discussion of many topics. Classes can discuss colonialism, for
example, but the possibility that colonialism played a constructive role in some
colonial societies is never open for serious consideration. Debate may be
welcomed on topics such as gay marriage, abortion, diversity, and religion in
the public square, but only within a narrow range that precludes the expression
of some mainstream views. The King’s College seeks to restore a more robust
spirit to these debates, welcoming all well-argued views grounded in respect for
evidence and the search for truth.