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Growing understanding in order to make change

The sociology program at Trinity explores the nature of humans, relationships, and institutions. Using a Christian perspective, students develop a critical awareness of diverse relations, patterns, and social structures—and the proper response to social issues. Students graduate on fire to make a difference in the world.


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If you have a calling to learn more about how to develop a Christian perspective on the nature of humans, relationships, and institutions, than a minor in sociology from Trinity may be for you

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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

Lenore Knight Johnson

Associate Professor of Sociology; Department Chair; Co-Director of the Honors Program
Phone: 708.239.4849    Email:

Dr. Lenore Knight Johnson decided to pursue sociology academically and professionally after several valuable cross-cultural experiences. “Studying abroad as an undergraduate student opened my eyes to a much broader outlook on the world, a perspective that expanded significantly through my post-college work in refugee resettlement and immigrant advocacy.”