WOR 111 Introduction to Worship Studies - 1 Hour
Orientation to majoring in Worship at Trinity, introducing the concept of music as a vocation (or calling) from God, forming initial thoughts on musical meaning and the role of music in the culture and in the church, developing a sense of music's role in Christian worship, and exposing students to helpful technologies. Computer laboratory fee. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.
WOR 121 Introduction to Technology in Worship - 2 Hours
A basic orientation to hardware and software commonly used in the contemporary church including production with audio, graphics, lighting, and video. Copyright issues will be introduced. Computer laboratory fee. Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.
WOR 437X Music in Worship - 3 Hours
The study of biblical, theological, historical, and practical concepts and patterns for worship of all major Christian traditions. The types of music and the roles music has played in the worship of various historical traditions will be considered in light of the theology of those traditions. Includes the study of congregational song. Student projects will include planning, leading, and evaluating music in worship. Includes 12 hours of observation in a local church music ministry. Prerequisites: BI 105 and BI 115 or permission of instructor. Offered fall semester in even-numbered years. Cross-listed with BRS 437X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.
WOR 438 Worship Planning - 3 Hours
An examination of diverse currently available resource materials for congregational worship with an emphasis on planning, preparing, and leading effective services. Includes a 20-hour supervised practicum in worship planning for a local congregation. Offered fall semester in odd-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.
WOR 450 Internship - 3 Hours
Internship in a local church music/worship program to be coordinated with the worship pastor/music director and a faculty supervisor from the Music Department. Fulfills one service learning credit (IDS 106). Prerequisites: WOR 437X, WOR 438, and consent of the Chair of the Music Department. Offered on demand for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.
WOR 499 Senior Seminar in Worship Studies - 1 Hour
Capstone course for Worship majors. Revisits topics introduced in WOR 111 (e.g. vocation, philosophy, music in worship), and furthers each student's preparation for professional leadership in the local church (and/or graduate study) through an individually-designed sequence of specialized readings and discussions. The course fulfills the IDS 499X Integrative Thought Capstone requirement for students in the Worship major. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.