Off-Campus Study Programs
Students must apply and receive permission from the Dean of the College (or Dean's designee) to enroll in off-campus special study programs. Such programs are intended for junior or senior level students. The administration reserves the right to limit the number of students in off-campus programs in any given semester.
Students planning to complete any of the following programs should register using the temporary registration course, TR 099C (15 hours), in the appropriate semester. Upon completion of the off-campus program, the student must request that an official transcript be sent to the Trinity Academic Records Office from the school at which they completed their off-campus coursework.
Upon receipt of the official transcript, Records will remove the TR 099C temporary registration from the student’s record. The appropriate Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) number and course designation (listed below) will be used to post the student’s off-campus semester courses on the Trinity transcript. Each completed course title will be posted under the IDS program description, and course grades with the GPA calculation will also be posted.
Special Off-Campus Study Program Course Designations
|IDS 320||American Studies Program (Washington, D.C.)||1-10|
|IDS 321||Au Sable Inst of Environmental Studies (multiple locations)||1-10|
|IDS 324||Contemporary Music Center (Nashville, TN)||1-10|
|IDS 325||Daystar University (Kenya)||1-10|
|IDS 327||Jerusalem University College (Israel)||1-10|
|IDS 329||Los Angeles Film Studies Center||1-10|
|IDS 330||Middle East Studies Program (Egypt)||1-10|
|IDS 332||Scholars' Semester in Oxford Program (England)||1-10|
|IDS 333||Approved Special Program||1-16|
|IDS 334||Uganda Studies Program||1-10|
|IDS 335||Australia Studies Center||1-10|
|IDS 351||Consortium Student Visitor Program Asbury||1-10|
|IDS 352||Consortium Student Visitor Program Bethel||1-10|
|IDS 353||Consortium Student Visitor Program George Fox||1-10|
|IDS 354||Consortium Student Visitor Program Gordon||1-10|
|IDS 355||Consortium Student Visitor Program Greenville||1-10|
|IDS 356||Consortium Student Visitor Program Houghton||1-10|
|IDS 357||Consortium Student Visitor Program Malone||1-10|
|IDS 358||Consortium Student Visitor Program Messiah||1-10|
|IDS 359||Consortium Student Visitor Program Seattle Pacific||1-10|
|IDS 360||Consortium Student Visitor Program Taylor||1-10|
|IDS 361||Consortium Student Visitor Program Westmont||1-10|
|IDS 362||Consortium Student Visitor Program Wheaton||1-10|
The Waupun Initiative's Biblical Studies major prepares students to interpret the Bible accurately and to apply the Bible wisely in a wide variety of settings. The major prepares inmates for ministry to fellow inmates, positions of leadership in the church, or for a variety of other ministry positions at home or abroad.
This program is a cohort-based, 120-hour degree program that serves an adult non-traditional student population at the Waupun Correctional Institution.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies will be able to:
- Identify the basic elements of Christian ethics, exhibit Christian maturity and professionalism (integrity, responsibility, etc.), and be able to describe their responsibilities in the context of ministry (biblical living)
- Analyze biblical texts in their historical, grammatical, and theological context and interpret the Scriptures accurately by applying linguistic, historical, theological, and philosophical methods (biblical interpretation)
- Develop a Christian worldview that describes how biblical truths apply to contemporary settings in order to be culturally relevant (biblical application)
- Explain the major doctrines of Christianity and articulate his or her own theological convictions by integrating scriptural interpretation, biblical philosophy, and critical thinking (Theological Integration)
Students in this special program will be required to complete the college's general education and global requirements, with these specifications and exceptions:
- IDS 105 Foundations for Adult Learning in lieu of IDS 180 One Mission, Many Stories
- BI 290 Interpreting and Teaching the Bible is taken as presentation-intensive general education course.
- PSY 140 introduction to Psychology and PSY 255 Psychology of Addiction are to be taken within the general education core.
- Service learning requirement is waived.
- World language is not required.
|BI 290||Interpreting and Teaching the Bible 1||3|
|BRS 305||Theology I: The God of the Gospel||3|
|BRS 306||Theology II: The Gospel of God||3|
|BRS 340X||History of Christianity||3|
|CM 172||Introduction to Ministry||3|
|CM 181||Spiritual Formation||3|
|BI 452||Biblical Studies Seminar||3|
|CM 331||Theology and Practice of Discipleship||3|
|CM 260||Introduction to Intercultural Ministry||3|
|BI 301||Old Testament Pentateuch and Former Prophets||3|
|BI 303||Old Testament Latter Prophets||3|
|BI 307||Old Testament Writings||3|
|BI 331||New Testament Synoptic Gospels and Acts||3|
|BI 333||New Testament Pauline Epistles||3|
|BI 337||New Testament General Epistles||2|
|BI 339||New Testament Johannine Literature||2|
|BI 350||Topics in the Bible||1|
|BRS 338||Theological and Sociological Foundations of Evangelism||3|
|PSY 140||Introduction to Psychology 2||3|
|PSY 255||Psychology of Addiction 2||3|
|PSY 375X||Foundations of Christian Counseling||3|
|PSY 220||Interpersonal Skills Training||3|
|PSY 300||Personality Theories||3|
|PSY 356||Conflict Management||3|
|PSY 381||Counseling Theories||3|
|PSY 382||Crisis Counseling||3|
|PSY 383||Marital Counseling||3|
|PSY 384||Parent Education||3|
The 3 units for BI 290 are counted in the General Education totals, so they are omitted from the total hours for the Biblical Studies Major
The 6 units for PSY 140 and PSY 225 are counted in the General Education totals, so they are omitted from the total hours for the psychology minor.