An interview with Eloise Klein Healy, L.A.'s first poet laureat and former Director of the Women's Studies Program. Read the newsletter>>
College seniors and grade-school guests discuss the nature of children's literature in Dr. Ranita Chatterjee's English seminar,
The College of Humanities congratulates Chicana and Chicano Studies professor Martha Escobar on being named a 2013/14 University Research Fellow. Read More>>Martha Escobar's winning proposal (PDF).
The College of Humanities congratulates Ana Sánchez-Muñoz on receiving an Outstanding Faculty Award from the Omega chapter of Phi Beta Delta, an academic Read More>>
We lament the passing of a gentleman and a scholar, Lawrence D. Stewart, age 86, in Beverly Hills, California, March 8, 2013. Read More>>
As education becomes ever more focused on professional degrees and vocational training, employers increasingly report that what they seek is not necessarily more specialized degrees but rather people who can think, who can synthesize, who can analyze, and who can apply a broad base of thought to a wide variety of areas.
The College of Humanities teaches students to read, write and think. Our graduates are prepared for a 21st-century workforce that advances those who have the power not just to achieve and innovate but to communicate their ideas to an audience beyond their applied field.
Humanities subjects have historically been at the heart of American academic ideals, and that infusion of humanities makes the difference between a degree and an education. Unlike a narrowly focused professional or vocational degree, humanities degrees are unlimited in their potential applications. Skeptics may ask, "What can you do with a degree in English?" We would respond, "What can't you do?"
- Further reading: the keynote address to the National Humanities Alliance, "Advocating for the Humanities," by Richard H. Brodhead, President of Duke University.
The College of Humanities comprises wide ranging academic disciplines that examine the human condition from expressive, cultural, and theoretical perspectives. Humanities students master the arts of thinking critically, analyzing information, and accommodating diverse ideas to understand and interpret our increasingly complex world. Degrees in the Humanities disciplines deliver a well-rounded education along with life skills that are always in demand, preparing students to pursue an endless variety of vocational goals and careers.
Some Vocational Options
- Business Manager
- City Administrator
- Community Leader
- Elected Office
- Event Planner
- Human Resources
- Language Instruction
- Museums & Galleries
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Police Officer
- Public Relations
- Sales Representative
- School Administrator
- Social Worker/Social Services
- Technical Writer
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Oviatt Library Lawn ... Read more>>
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tuesday, September 18 - Friday, July 26 All Day - Tseng Gallery, Oviatt Library ... Read more>>
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN's 10th Annual "Folklor de Mexico": Saturday, May 25, 2013
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH) ... Read more>>
Read how they're making an impact on the college. See more >>
A distinctive graduate degree program for midcareer adults who recognize that only by changing habits of mind can the world be changed. tsengcollege.csun.edu/humanities/ for more information.TOP