Friday, August 17, 2018

Special Opportunities

For more information on special learning opportunities, contact us.

As you’re moving through your TSU degree program, you may want to take advantage of the many learning opportunities taking place at the Trinity Southwest University campus in Albuquerque.

If you already live in the greater Albuquerque area, then you can participate with ease. If you live at a distance from Albuquerque, in another state or in another country, you can still take advantage of on-campus opportunities by making a trip to Albuquerque (it’s easy to get to from just about anywhere). The weather is usually fantastic, and it’s a great vacation destination, too, with breathtaking vistas, and Santa Fe (The City Different) only a short drive away. And everything we offer is available to be taken as course credit or modular credit!

Here are some of the kinds of opportunities that await you…


The TSU on-campus lecture/open seminar program offers a full schedule of course lectures each semester.

For the convenience of those taking on-campus lecture & seminar modules, the semester is divided into 2 sessions, each 6 weeks in length. Course lectures/seminars are held in one of two formats: 6-week or block.

In the 6-week format, lectures/seminars meet once per week, for 3 hours, for 6 weeks (for a total of 18 clock hours). In the block format, lectures/seminars meet 6 hours per day, for 3 consecutive days (for a total of 18 clock hours).

The 3-day lectures/seminars are ideal for distance students who desire to complete some of their modules on campus. (All regular on-campus course lectures and seminars are included in your degree program tuition.)


The “S” in S-Lecture stands for “special” and “short.” S-Lectures are designed to allow TSU faculty members and invited scholars to lecture on a wide variety of topics outside the scope of regular course lectures. S-Lectures such as “What Happens to People When They Die: A Study in Non-Linear Reality” and “Will the Real Pharaoh of the Exodus Please Stand Up!” are designed to challenge the imagination and push the limits of traditional thinking.

There is at least one S-Lecture per week during every semester. Six S-Lectures can be grouped together and used for modular credit. See course syllabi for details. (There is no charge for S-Lectures.)


TSU periodically hosts major symposium and conference events on a variety of subjects. Renowned scholars are brought in from around the country, and often from around the world, to speak on diverse issues and topics. TSU symposia and conferences have ranged in subject matter from biblical archaeology to spiritual deliverance.

The International Symposium on Archaeology & the Bible, held periodically in Albuquerque, has developed into a world-class event that draws scholars and participants from around the globe.

All such TSU events can be taken for course credit as learning modules. (The cost of Symposia and Conferences is not included in your degree program tuition; however significant discounts are available to TSU students.)


TSU faculty members periodically hold lectures and/or seminars in a variety of venues around the United States, and in other countries as well. Instructions on how to receive modular credit for attending such lectures and seminars can be found in every TSU syllabus.


Members of the TSU faculty often lead tours to far-flung points on the globe, for the purpose of enjoying great vacations and the learning experiences they provide. Watch for marvelous, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for tours like “Great Museums of the World,” “England: Land of History, Land of Legend,” and “The Wonders of Ancient Egypt.” And all for course credit!


Bible Land Expeditions, sponsored by TSU’s College of Archaeology & Biblical History, are the most comprehensive study tours available. Led by expert scholars, there is no skimping on BLE tours—always first-rate accommodations and food. Learn The Book firsthand as you follow its characters from one end of the Holy Land to the other. You can view dates and itineraries by clicking HERE.


TSU is currently excavating at Tall el-Hammam, just north of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The excavation season is during the winter months of December and January. Scholars, students, as well as members of the public interested in the excavation, are welcome to join the team. Students will receive credit toward their degree programs. For more information visit the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project section of our web site or contact TSU. Visit the official Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project (TeHEP) website by clicking HERE.