2013-2014 Catalog

 

Studies in Israel

IWU's Summer in Israel program is a four- to six-week academic study in Israel, Palestine and Jordan (optional two-week extension). This program focuses on three areas of study: 1) the geographical and historical settings of the Bible, 2) the discipline of archaeology and its contributions to biblical studies, and 3) the modern-day culture of Israel and Palestine. Students will travel the lands of the Bible, experience first-hand the places and culture of the biblical narrative, participate in an official archeological dig for two weeks, and engage with the Palestinian Christian Church through worship and ministry. A total of 10 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits may be earned through this program. The program runs every other year (even years). In order to be considered for admission to this program, students must have completed at least 30 hours of undergraduate coursework including 4 hours of prerequisites (see below), pass a routine physical, and complete the application process. For more information, contact the School of Theology and Ministry.

Requirements

Summer in Israel Prerequisite Courses for Undergraduate Students (4 credits)

BIL-280Lands of the Bible

3

REL-281Jerusalem and Its People

1 to 3

Summer in Israel Courses for Undergraduate Students (10 credits)

INT-124Cross Cultural Exposure Trip

2

BIL-282Art, Architecture, Artifacts of the Biblical World

1

BIL-480Archaeology of Syria-Palestine

3

-Geographical and Historical Setting of the Bible (taken at Jerusalem University College)

4

INT-124: Fulfills IWU's Intercultural Experience General Education Requirement

Summer in Israel Courses for Graduate Students (9 credits)

INT-124Cross Cultural Exposure Trip

2

MIN-510Biblical Archaeology

5

-Geographical and Historical Setting of the Bible (taken at Jerusalem University College)

4

INT-124: Graduate students audit this course.

Indiana Weselayan