Trinity Christian College’s Black Studies minor explores 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. The interdisciplinary nature of the minor will also help you develop the ability to consider the world from multiple perspectives, enhancing your understanding of your major field and better preparing you for a career and/or graduate studies. Finally, the Black Studies minor is an important part of Trinity’s mission. By increasing your overall knowledge about the diverse peoples of God’s kingdom and the legacy, you will better understand both the brokenness of the world and the possibilities for redemption. The Black Studies minor is beneficial to students of any race, ethnicity, or major and may be of particular interest for those considering programs in History, English, Sociology, and Political Science, Social Work, or Education.
One of Trinity’s newest academic programs, the minor has already attracted a diverse group of students; we hope to see program alumni excelling in education, the law, government employment, the corporate world, and graduate programs. By creating this minor, Trinity is helping to lead the effort toward diversity in Christian higher education. We are only one of five members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) to offer such a program, compared with 111 who do not. In addition, we are only the second member of the Association of Reformed Institutions of Higher Education (ARIHE) and one of 19 Chicago-area colleges to do so.