Special Programs: Off Campus
WIsconsin Inmate Education Initiative
The Wisconsin Inmate Education 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 a correctional institution in Wisconsin. Presently, the program is housed 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|
|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 305||Theology I: The God of the Gospel||3|
|BRS 306||Theology II: The Gospel of God||3|
|BRS 338||Theological and Sociological Foundations of Evangelism||3|
|BRS 340X||History of Christianity||3|
|BRS 400||Bible and Ministry Senior Seminar||3|
|CM 172||Introduction to Ministry||3|
|CM 181||Spiritual Formation||3|
|CM 260||Introduction to Intercultural Ministry||3|
|CM 331||Theology and Practice of Discipleship||3|
Students in the Waupun program also complete a minor in psychology as part of the cohort program by taking the following courses:
|PSY 140||Introduction to Psychology 2||3|
|PSY 220||Interpersonal Skills Training||3|
|PSY 255||Psychology of Addiction 2||3|
|PSY 300||Personality Theories||3|
|PSY 356||Conflict Management||3|
|PSY 375X||Foundations of Christian Counseling||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 255 are counted in the General Education totals, so they are omitted from the total hours for the psychology minor.