African Studies introduces students to the second-largest continent on the planet, which comprises over 50 independent nations and houses just short of a billion people. Culturally and ethnically diverse, Africa nonetheless is united by several social processes, including colonialism, transnationalism, and globalization. The African Studies major is one of six interdisciplinary majors within the International Studies Program.
American Studies majors are sharp critical thinkers and skilled researchers who deliver astute analysis in person and in print. Our courses attract students who are interested in a wide array of scholarly approaches from history, policy, and culture to law, economics, and education. Through texts, images, and sounds, the major provides a rich, multidisciplinary exploration of the American experience at home and abroad. American Studies also offers a master's degree, B.A./M.A option, and a graduate certificate in Museums and Communities.
Anthropologists strive to understand cultural difference and social change. Why do people care about their heritages? Why do they fight for the right to practice their religions? How are cultural traditions invented, maintained, and transformed? These are anthropological questions that demand understanding of the cultural landscapes that, as humans, we create and inhabit.
The applied mathematics minor is designed to provide students with a strong background in the areas of mathematics that are critical for addressing both the theoretical and practical aspects of real-world problems that arise in a wide range of applications and disciplines.
We are proud to offer a unique environment to learn the fascinating sounds and script of the Arabic language and the beauty of its literature and art and get acquainted with the warmth and generosity of Arab cultures. A formal minor in Arabic at Trinity is available and courses in Arabic language may count toward the Plan B Major within Language and Culture Studies, and a minor or major in the Middle East Studies Concentration within International Studies as well as African Studies and Global Studies majors.
The architectural studies minor is intended to equip the student with an understanding of the built environment, whether it is a Greek temple, a skyscraper, or a city. The minor includes historical, technological, and artistic approaches to the study of monuments and cities.
Trinity’s Fine Arts Department takes great pride in its Art History Program. While small enough to offer students individual attention, it is also worldly enough to endow them with a breadth of knowledge essential to a career in art and architectural history and their related fields.
The Asian Studies major offers an interdisciplinary framework for the examination of the societies and cultures of Asia. Students choose to focus on China, Japan, or South Asia. The goal of the major is a comprehensive understanding of the region of choice from historical, social, and cultural perspectives, but a thorough grasp of the interrelations among regions is also crucial. Asian Studies is one of six interdisciplinary majors within the International Studies Program.
A major in biochemistry can lead to a variety of careers besides research. These include the health professions, teaching, law, business, and management. A major in one of these fields is also an excellent preparation for a number of interdisciplinary areas including pharmacology, material science, nutrition and food chemistry, neuroscience, toxicology, forensic science, and art conservation.
Biologists look at the marvels of the living natural world; they study LIFE. What we encounter in biology are the continuing consequences of events that began billions of years ago, yielding simple living forms capable of faithfully reproducing themselves. From this genesis evolved the many forms of life we recognize today.
The Caribbean and Latin American studies major allows students to explore this vast region from a variety of perspectives, including history, literature, music, religious studies, economics, and educational studies. Faculty expertise ranges across South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. In addition, Hartford itself represents an excellent window into the Latin American and Caribbean world, thanks to its immigrant communities from the cultures of Puerto Rico, the West Indies (including Trinidad and Jamaica), Brazil, and Peru, among others.
The Center for Academic Advising supplements the work of individual academic advisors to help address students’ broad-ranging academic advising needs. Run by faculty, it is embedded in the Bantam Network and closely engaged with relevant campus offices: Student Life, Study Away, Career Development, Student Accessibility, and The Counseling Center.
The Center for Caribbean Studies explores and celebrates the distinctive Caribbean character of the city of Hartford and the influence of Caribbean civilization on contemporary cultures around the world.
The Center for Hartford Engagement and Research strengthens educational partnerships between Hartford’s diverse communities and students, staff, and faculty at Trinity College. CHER coordinates the work of five core programs and assesses Trinity’s engagement with the city.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) works to promote effectiveness in teaching in all its dimensions. The CTL staff sees effectiveness in teaching as an essential component of a fully-realized academic career that also embraces research and/or creative productivity, service to students and the College, and membership in a co-operative, vibrant, and supportive intellectual community.
The Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) is the first center of its kind at a top liberal arts college in the United States, and it offers curricular opportunities and research programs where students and faculty work together to better understand our new global society.
Students choosing a Plan B major in Language and Culture Studies may elect Chinese as either their primary or secondary language. We also offer a Language Concentration ("Minor") in Chinese which gives you the option to develop linguistic skills and gain an appreciation of Chinese culture.
First-Year Gateway Program,
Special Academic Program
The Cities Program is a special curricular option for select entering students who are interested in making the study of cities – past, present, and future – an important part of their liberal arts experience. We view cities from a broad range of perspectives in the humanities and social sciences, drawing on insights from history, architectural history, literary and cultural studies, anthropology, economics, environmental science, geography, politics, sociology, and urban planning, among other fields.
Students in the classical antiquity minor acquire a general knowledge of the achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, which traditionally have constituted, along with the Judeo-Christian tradition, the chief ingredients of Western civilization. Homer, Plato, Cicero, and Caesar remain lively figures, and the classical tradition still pervades our poetry and prose, our philosophy and law, our ideas of history, our conceptions of education, and our art and architecture.
Trinity's Department of Classical Studies guides students in exploring a world both familiar and foreign to us today:
the ancient Mediterranean world, as seen primarily through the lens of ancient Greeks and Romans. Our faculty,
in collaboration with colleagues in several other departments, offer courses in languages, literature, performance,
art, architecture, archaeology, history, and philosophy of the peoples and societies whose interactions created a rich
network of cultural traditions whose legacy has continued to reverberate through the millennia.
Take a mixture of courses that focus on the ancient Mediterranean world and others that focus on the modern reception of “classical antiquity” through literature, performance, visual art, film, historiography, philosophy, political theory and practice, and/or Romance languages.
First-Year Gateway Program,
Special Academic Program
If you ask questions such as “How can we challenge social inequalities?” or “What can people like me do to make a difference?,” then you’re a good match for the Community Action offerings. The Community Action Gateway offers first-year Trinity College students the opportunity to engage with the City of Hartford through community-based research and social change projects. The Community Action minor is designed to engage students in both academic and practical work that addresses the meanings of citizenship, democracy, and community locally and globally.
Special Academic Program
Students, faculty, and Hartford-area community organizations come together in collaborative partnerships to carry out projects that both strengthen student learning and benefit the community. Each project is part of an academic course and is guided by the principles of reciprocity and mutual respect between the community and student partners.
Computer science is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing fields today. We are dedicated to providing an education based on the development of the fundamental logic and reasoning skills and computational problem-solving skills that will prepare you for a lifetime of learning.
The world of economics thus encompasses fundamental institutions and activities that govern “economic” outcomes—prices of goods, the amount of private and public investment, the wealth or poverty of nations and persons, unemployment rates, the structure of organizations, the benefits and burdens of globalization and trade, the quality of the environment and health care, etc. We use this way of thinking to understand how different institutions promote or retard growth, the effects of differing monetary and fiscal policies, markets for health, labor, environmental goods, investments and invention, financial assets, trade; yes, even sports and art.
At Trinity, you’ll learn within communities and classrooms throughout the city of Hartford in order to understand the theory, policy, and practice of schooling, as well as its broader relationship with society.
Electron microscopes (or EMs) are powerful instruments used in medicine, industry, and academic settings around the world to study the fine structure and properties of living and non-living materials. The Electron Microscopy Facility at Trinity offers undergraduates a rare opportunity for exposure to nanotechnology.
For more than a century, Trinity has offered a rigorous program in engineering within the liberal arts setting. Trinity is one of just a few highly selective liberal arts colleges that offers two engineering degree paths: a Bachelor of Science degree, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of , and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science degree. Trinity engineering majors develop solid backgrounds in mathematics, physical science, and engineering science and design; as well as substantial study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Concentrations are available in Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical and Computer Engineering.
In the English Department at Trinity College, faculty and students collaborate closely together as they explore a wide range of literary forms, genres, and media from an equally wide range of periods and cultures. Our award-winning faculty members are actively publishing scholars and artists as well as dedicated teachers and mentors.
Hands-on education in and outside the classroom. Environmental Science majors have the unique opportunity to combine their love for the outdoors and natural world with a rigorous study of the natural and social sciences.
Located in the 24-hour zone of the library, the center hosts 11 Bloomberg Professional workstations, the industry leader in providing real-time and historical data for business and finance news, analytical tools, and research. Having access to Bloomberg terminals gives students exposure to the same information platform used in business and financial industries worldwide, and can provide valued and practical learning experience.
Formal organizations are people organized into a social unit for the explicit purpose of achieving certain goals. Such organizations include governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, political parties, and the court systems.
Courses in French language, literature, Francophone cultures, and film are offered by an enthusiastic faculty that encourages intellectual challenge, critical thinking, and social interaction in a cultural context.
We are a small team of dedicated teachers and scholars ready to help you develop your German language skills. Together we explore German literature — in original German and in translation — and study a broad array of subjects in which the influences and contributions of German-speaking peoples are evident.
First-Year Gateway Program,
Special Academic Program
Engage with the Caribbean community in Hartford, Connecticut and learn as global citizens through a semester abroad, in Trinidad. Students develop the intellectual framework and openness to work with global, transnational communities from a variety of provenances. This three-semester program emphasizes the interconnection of the sciences and the humanities, and the essentialness of bringing a humanistic perspective to science-dominant fields.
The Global Studies major encourages students to grapple with the fundamental dynamics of our time through an interdisciplinary framework. We are interested in the social processes that cut across regions, the global flows that have local impacts, and the local initiatives that have global resonances. Global Studies is one of six interdisciplinary majors within the International Studies Program.
The Health Fellows Program is an innovative academic program offering students exceptional opportunities to participate in a clinical research project. In addition to their regular coursework, students work 30 hours per week with clinical-care physicians or other research-active health care providers in one-on-one relationships at area medical centers.
Modern Hebrew has its roots in the Bible and illuminates the richness and understanding of modern and ancient civilizations throughout the generations. Students who take courses in Hebrew benefit from small and intimate classes that emphasize both interactive and individualized approaches to language education. Students choosing a Plan B major in language and culture studies may elect Modern Hebrew as their secondary language. We also offer a minor in Modern Hebrew. Hebrew courses are required for students who wish to major in Jewish Studies. Credit in Hebrew courses also counts toward a Major or Minor in Middle Eastern Studies.
If you think you might be interested in using the Spanish language to understand the broader, historically generated realities of Spain and Latin America as well as the emerging global realities of our time, we invite you to join us in the Hispanic Studies Program at Trinity College.
Historians examine the past to form a meaningful image of events previously hidden, partially understood, or deliberately misinterpreted. History is based on a foundation of documents, novels, maps, archival materials, memoirs, numbers, artifacts, and factual data combined with scholarly writings and analysis. It is a field of study that is part social science, part poetry, and always a humane quest for understanding.
The Human Rights Program seeks to foster critical debate about human rights problems, inter-disciplinary dialogue, and conversations that bridge the divide between local and global human rights concerns. Students explore the complexities underlying civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights, both in theory and practice.
First-Year Gateway Program,
Special Academic Program
The Humanities Gateway Program engages outstanding students in a comprehensive examination of European cultures through integrated interdisciplinary study of their histories, literatures, and religious and philosophical ideas, from classical antiquity to the present.
This interdisciplinary major is designed for students who wish to combine the study of computing and computers with another academic discipline. Students can combine the study of computing with traditional academic disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, sociology, or biology, and with emerging fields that involve a substantial computing component, such as bioinformatics, cognitive science, and digital arts.
The Interdisciplinary Science Center (ISC) actively promotes the sciences on campus and throughout the greater Hartford community and beyond through a broad collection of projects, programs, and services.
First-Year Gateway Program,
Special Academic Program
The Interdisciplinary Science Program (ISP) is an innovative academic program designed to broaden and enrich the study of science and mathematics by exploring the links between the scientific disciplines and their connection with the external world. Designed by faculty in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics, the core of the ISP consists of a seminar and a research apprenticeship, both in the first year, and a course investigating the interactions of science and society, usually taken in the sophomore year.
The International Studies Program is Trinity’s primary destination for the interdisciplinary study of world regions and global interrelations. Interested in language acquisition and study abroad? We require it. Choose one of six concentrations: African Studies, Asian Studies, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Global Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, or Russian and Eurasian Studies.
The Italian Studies Program at Trinity College offers a variety of courses in Italian and in English about the language, culture, and civilization of Italy. Students majoring in Italian are encouraged to attend of one the programs at the Trinity College Rome Campus.
The Japanese Program at Trinity College offers rigorous language training for those willing to make the commitment. The program also offers a Japanese literature course in English, which surveys traditional genres as well as a variety of contemporary topics.
Jewish studies is a multi-disciplinary, college-wide investigation of Jewish civilization in its many historical and geographical manifestations. The scope of the Jewish studies curriculum covers Jewish civilization from its ancient Near Eastern origins through its contemporary history and culture in Israel and the diaspora communities around the world. It is a secular, academic program with diverse, cross-cultural emphases.
Learning a foreign language opens doors to other cultures. In addition to the personal challenge of mastering a new language, multiple-language proficiency allows you to pursue rewarding careers in international affairs, law, business, foreign service, education, and a host of other exciting fields. Trinity has majors in seven principal modern languages - Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish - as well as studies in Arabic and Hebrew.
The Latin American Studies minor explores the cultural expressions of peoples from Spanish-speaking Latin America as well as the United States. It places emphasis on developing linguistic abilities in Spanish and knowledge of Latin America from different disciplines across the curriculum.
Our nationally respected Legislative Internship program was devised especially for students who want to observe politics and government firsthand. When it comes to political science, there is no better place to be than in a city, and, even more specifically, within a capital city.
The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life advances knowledge and understanding of the varied roles that religious movements, institutions, and ideas play in the contemporary world.
In the Liberal Arts Action Lab, Hartford community partners define problems facing the city, and collaborate with teams of students and faculty to research and publicly share possible solutions. The Action Lab is an educational partnership between Capital Community College and Trinity College in Hartford, the capital city of Connecticut.
The literature and psychology minor devotes itself to integrating literary and psychological insights into human beings, their behaviors, and their destinies as these are represented in texts of philosophy and literary and dramatic art, and in cognitive, social, and psychoanalytic psychologies.
The diverse influences of the sea on humankind find expression in history, literature, political science, economics, and the natural sciences. Courses in these disciplines, with the sea as common focus, provide a coherent and interdisciplinary perspective on the marine environment. This minor differs from other minors because it depends on courses offered in one of two off-campus programs, the Williams College-Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program and the Sea Education Association's SEA Semester program.
The mathematics major is designed around a core of required courses that provides a strong foundation in both computational and theoretical mathematics as well as electives from both pure and applied mathematics.
Middle East Studies engages the region extending from Morocco to Kazahkstan. Through an interdisciplinary approach, we acquaint students with the complex hopes and struggles that animate the diverse peoples and cultures of this vast territory.
Trinity College's Music Department is a place to create, perform, practice, and intensely study music. A place where the serious exploration of music is matched by a commitment to high artistic standards, and a dedication to develop the unique talents of each individual student.
Neuroscience is a broad, multidisciplinary field concerned with the nervous system, its components, and functional activities, including behavior and consciousness. The major involves faculty from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Philosophy, and Psychology
Socrates once said, “I am a lover of divisions and collections,” and that is a good brief summary of what it means to be able to think critically and imaginatively: to analyze (“divide”) arguments for their soundness and validity, and to synthesize (“collect”) them into a more comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand. That ability is something Trinity’s philosophy majors all master in time. Upon graduation, they take with them more than a diploma. They take with them a skill critical to the success of most endeavors.
Physics is a wide-ranging and fundamental science that asks deep questions about the nature of the physical world. Physicists seek to understand the origin of the universe, the properties of black holes, and how elementary particles interact to form matter.
At Trinity, the study of political science is much more than an academic window into the distant forces that shape our world. Here, political science is infused with the vitality inherent in three-dimensional study and firsthand experience.
Trinity College's Psychology Department is large enough to offer its students a wide range of courses - from neuroscience to clinical psychology - yet small enough to allow undergraduates to pursue their own research interests or work with our faculty on their research projects.
Trinity College is a particularly appropriate place to study public policy and law because students have ready access to state, regional, and local governments, as well as to lobbyists and numerous nonprofit and advocacy organizations involved in the making of law and policy.
The Rhetoric, Writing, and Media Studies minor is designed for students interested in writing, rhetoric, and the interrelated arts of media. We offer students the opportunity to develop expertise in writing for academic, professional, community, civic, and personal purposes. Core courses provide opportunities for writing in a range of genres and strive to investigate rhetoric, information technology, the politics of language, and identity.
From the borders of Germany to the eastern coastline of Russia, from the North Pole to the border of Afghanistan, the vast area and diverse peoples of Russia and Eastern Europe are central to an understanding of the 21st century. Energy and geopolitics clash in this crucible of modern literature and theater. Russian and Eurasian Studies is one of six interdisciplinary majors within the International Studies Program.
Sociology, broadly defined, is the "study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts."
The self-designed, interdisciplinary major/minor is for students whose exceptional intellectual interests cross
disciplinary boundaries. These majors/minors should reflect a plan of study that cannot be replicated through
one of the College's existing majors/minors.
The minor explores the political, economic, cultural, ethical, and religious factors that have given rise to progressive social movements in America and the relationship between the academic study of these movements and practical political activity.
Trinity's Studio Arts Program offers a rich and diverse studio art curriculum within a liberal arts environment. Studio Arts majors receive the training and inspiration necessary to enhance their future educational and professional endeavors.
The Aetna Quantitative Center holds tutoring hours most afternoons and evenings, when students may find help from peer tutors for calculus, statistics, college algebra, as well as other math-related courses. We work collaboratively with the Mathematics Department to provide support for Trinity students enrolled in mathematics courses as well as a full-semester QLIT 101 course taught by Quantitative Center Faculty for those students required to take it.
The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric offers the Interdisciplinary Minor in Rhetoric, Writing, and Media Studies and writing courses taught by rhetoric and composition faculty, administers Trinity's Writing Foundational Requirement, provides support services and special programs for students, faculty, and the community as well as assesses and promotes writing at Trinity College. The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric also houses the Writing Center where tutors help students perfect their writing skills.
The Department of Theater and Dance is committed to engaging students in creative practice and scholarly study across the disciplines of theater and dance. Majors choose from one of six concentrations: Acting, Dance and Choreography, Media and Performance, History and Dramaturgy, Performing Arts in the Community, and Writing and Directing. In addition to participating in departmental productions, students have the ability to study at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City.
The Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (TIIS) provides support for faculty as intellectuals: to exchange ideas, discuss books, critique each other’s works-in-progress, and invite scholars to campus to engage in ongoing discussions. TIIS sponsors workshops, faculty reading groups, a manuscript fellowship program, and a junior faculty research fellowship.
The interdisciplinary minor in Urban China Studies helps students understand the diverse drivers and complex consequences of transformative urban development in China from historical, contemporary, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
The mission of urban educational initiatives is to connect faculty, staff, and students with people that learn, work, and live in the city of Hartford, CT. These initiatives span various academic departments and offices. Initiatives can be a one-time collaboration or an ongoing partnership with a school or local organization.
Urban Studies at Trinity provides a broadly interdisciplinary understanding of how urban dynamics shape both global interdependence and local spaces. Our programs emphasize how cities are increasingly critical to the organization of economic, social, and cultural activities that shape and transform human experience. Our location in Hartford is an asset for students looking to put their learning into practice.
The program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality draws on the liberal arts and sciences to examine a wide range of topics relating to gender and sexuality, including women's varied experiences in different historical periods and cultures, as well as their contributions to culture in all its forms; the relationship among sex, gender, and sexuality; lesbian, gay, and transgender subcultures, and their histories and politics; and the institutional and discursive regulation of gender and sexuality.
An internship at Collins Aerospace in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, gave Maria Boucher ’20 and Katherine Bullock ’20 the opportunity to help redesign Collins’ portable life support system (PLSS) for its next generation space suit.
Matthew Rivera ’20 Reflects on his Success at Trinity
During the panel discussion with author Paul Tough, Matthew Rivera '20, who is featured in the book, The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us国产偷拍视频, said, “It is impossible for me to talk about my growth without talking about the growth of the college, such as the amount of resources Trinity provides in the spaces where students are.”
国产偷拍视频Electrical engineering student Skyler Szot ’21 has a semester-long internship in California at the Armstrong Flight Research Center, NASA’s premier atmospheric test flight center. In this Q&A, Szot shares some of his thoughts and experiences from the internship.
Trinity College Vernon D. Roosa Professor of Applied Science Susan A. Masino is blazing a trail in neuroscience and conservation. She insists that applied science be pursued with an approach of “fearless kindness.” To do so, she asks, “How can science make ourselves better, make our lives better, and make our planet better?”
Story Labs: New Podcast Recording Studios in Library
Two new podcast studios at Trinity College’s Raether Library and Information Technology Center enable faculty, staff, and students to record and edit their own podcasts, audio stories, and other media on professional equipment.
Trinfo.Café: Connecting Hartford and Trinity College
国产偷拍视频A community space open to the public, Trinfo.Café is staffed by a team of Trinity students. When Trinfo first opened its doors in 2000, it was an “internet café”-style technology center; since then, it has evolved into a community gathering space for a broader variety of activities.
国产偷拍视频Snow has arrived and so has the end of the semester. We're wishing the entire Trinity community a season of warmth and joy.
‘50 for the Next 50’ Honorees
国产偷拍视频As part of Women at the Summit, the ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Trinity College, this initiative honors 50 women who will have a lasting impact on Trinity’s next 50 years. The honorees will be celebrated during the spring of 2020, the culminating semester of Women at the Summit.
First-Year Mentors: Helping Students Find Their Place
国产偷拍视频Emily Wickles ’20 reflects on her experience in the First-Year Seminar Program as a mentor to 15 new Trinity students. “Mentee-mentor relationships do not and should not stop after the seminar is over. These relationships are indicative of a greater mentoring culture at Trinity,” she says.
Former Trinity College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Robin Sheppard was one of three inductees into the third class of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Hall of Fame.
Access and Inclusion in Admissions
At the panel discussion about his book, The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us, author Paul Tough noted that Trinity stands out for its efforts to increase access for first-generation and low-income students.
The classroom extended far beyond campus for students who took part in Trinity College’s Community Learning experiences during the fall 2019 semester. The Community Action Gateway and the Community Learning research fellows program are just two of the opportunities available that connect students to the city of Hartford.