London + Paris Travel Study Details
SAMC 420 (IDIS 420) • Arts, Media + Culture Travel Study
An interdisciplinary fine arts travel study that encourages students to think about the divinely endowed gifts of human creativity as expressed in arts, including visual arts, theatre and music. On-site lectures/discussions, visits to art galleries and museums, and attendance at a number of concerts and plays challenges students to develop and deepen their biblically-informed aesthetic on the role of the fine arts in both illuminating and enriching their lives. Most course activities will take place in London and Paris proper but day trips to places such as Oxford and Versailles are also planned. Visits to key cultural sites are also included to enhance the student's understanding of the cultural history of these cities. This class is required by all who participate in the travel study.
• Current Worship Leadership Issues
An examination of contemporary trends and leadership issues in worship practice, set in the context of the larger cultural shifts of the last 30 years. The course has two main areas of concern: (1) theological and philosophical leadership issues for a biblical worship practice in a postmodern culture, and (2) practical concerns relating to development of a vibrant local church worship ministry. London is an ideal setting to consider the juxtaposition of modern city life and contemporary worship with historic liturgy and worship spaces.
A few other courses are available as Directed Studies. Please contact Dr. Squires for more information.
David Squires, Ph.D.
Dr. David Squires is Dean of the School of the Arts, Media + Culture at Trinity Western University. A long-time university professor and composer, he has also served as a worship pastor for several churches across Canada. He has an extensive catalogue of chamber, choral, and orchestral compositions written for professionals, students, and amateurs. David is passionate about interdisciplinary connections among the arts, and particularly enjoys mentoring students in hands-on learning situations. All of this makes London and Paris ideal classrooms!
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