Understanding culture
informed by history

History

Preparing for the future by studying the past

Through the history program at Trinity, students take an in-depth look at how culture has been transformed by history. Students learn to read, write, think, and speak with an understanding of what has happened in the past, and our call to transform culture, working toward a future of justice and shalom.

Majors

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History

At Trinity, studies of history are shaped by the study of the outlines of what has happened in the past and by bringing you in contact with the sources which inform us about the past.

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Major

History Education

By studying history education at Trinity, you will learn to see how God has shaped our world from the Creation to today.

Minors

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Black Studies

With a minor in Black Studies, you will explore the global experience of people of African descent through history, literature, music, politics, psychology, and sociology. A black studies minor will increase your knowledge of black culture and help you better understand the world.

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History Minor

A minor in history is shaped by the study of what has happened in the past and by bringing you in contact with the sources which inform us about the past.

Minor

Pre-Law

If law school is part of your future plans, a pre-law minor from Trinity will prepare you for the next step in your journey. This interdisciplinary degree offers courses in business, mathematics, political science, English, communication arts, and philosophy.

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Social Science Education Minor

At Trinity, we know that an historical understanding is crucial to teaching students about what has happened in the past, and how those events shapes the world today.

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Urban Studies

With a minor in urban studies, you will delve into advanced urban sociology and its analysis and application. And your studies will be more than theoretical.

Department Chair

John J. Fry

Professor of History; Department Chair; Academic Dean; Director of Foundations Program
Phone: 708.239.4863    Email: john.fry@trnty.edu

Dr. John Fry believes that history enables us to listen to the voices of the past. “This is important for a number of reasons: Those voices enable us to trace why the present is the way that it is; listening to those voices helps us to engage people who don’t think the way we do; and people in the past have much to teach us about how to view the world and how to live a meaningful life.”