African American Studies | Minor
Trinity's African American studies minor gives students the tools to address difficult and timely issues related to race and ethnicity. The program helps our students meet the challenge of diversity in their communities, workplaces, and beyond.
This interdisciplinary minor, requiring 18 semester hours, explores the history and culture of peoples of the African Diaspora and examines issues of critical importance to the making of the modern world. The curriculum primarily focuses on the American experience, however, courses go beyond United States borders to consider the connections between black people in Africa, Europe, and the Americas as a whole.
Faculty who teach in this program are drawn from seven University departments, including communication, English, history, music, political science, religion, and sociology.
The student experience includes opportunities to conduct and present research at regional and national academic and student leadership conferences. In addition, students in the program have access to internships in city and state government offices, local cultural arts organizations, local marketing and publishing companies, public and private educational institutions, and social service institutions.
Trinity graduates who have minored in African American studies have launched careers in academia, marketing, non-profit management, and law.