College of Humanities

  • 2017 Graduation
  • Welcome Back Celebration
  • Jack Kirby @ 100 Exhibition
  • Course - Japanese American Experience - Fall 2017
  • Batman: Culture Fall 2017
  • Environmental Justice and Chicana/o Communities
  • English 438 Fall 2017
  • Two students in front of Sierra Hall

College of Humanities

A Statement in Response to Recent Acts of Hate

We condemn the expression of racism, fascism, white supremacy, and bigotry that resulted in violence and death in Charlottesville in recent days. As leaders in the College of Humanities, we stand in solidarity with communities that were targeted; communities of color, LGBTQ, immigrant, Jewish, and Muslim communities. At a time like this, it is particularly important to reaffirm the mission of our College, which values the diversity of cultures that make up the human experience. As part of an educational institution, we encourage dialogue and an exchange of ideas. Yet, we educate our students to think critically and discern between ideas that have value and those that are rooted in hatred, false premises (such as racial superiority), and false equivalencies. We explicitly reject white supremacist arguments that endeavor to increase inequalities and devalue large sections of humanity while promoting violence and genocide. It is our job as educators to help our students understand the difference between ideas that take us forward as a society and those that lead to divisiveness, denigration, and destruction.  Our mission as a College to educate responsible global citizens committed to principles of diversity, equality, and justice for all is more important than ever.

In Solidarity,

Elizabeth A. Say, Dean, and the Administrative Council of the College of Humanities

Transfer Student Workshop Sept 5Welcome to Humanities

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.

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Humanities Open Classes - Fall 2017

Captioning Videos Used in Instruction

Closed captioningThe University has launched a new website: www.csun.edu/captioning. The purpose of the site is to provide unified content for faculty and students regarding captioning. As a reminder, we are required to caption videos used in instruction. The website provides useful information on captioning options for both content creators and consumers.

Featured Events

2017 CSUN Freshman Convocation

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Bree Newsome

This year's Freshman Convocation will take place on the Oviatt Library Lawn and the featured keynote speaker will filmmaker, musician, speaker, and activist, Bree Newsome!

Continuing Students are also welcome to join the fun by simply coming to the Oviatt Lawn prior to 6:00 p.m.  Once freshman guests are seated, the remaining chairs will be available for guest seating.  Seating in this area may be limited.  However all guests are also welcome to watch from the Sierra Quad Lawn. 

 

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President's Picnic

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

CSUN President Diane Harrison

On Wednesday, August 30, we will once again greet a new academic year as we gather to enjoy the Annual President’s Picnic. Each fall, faculty and staff volunteer to serve as hosts to over 8,000 students who stop by to enjoy music, food and spirited activities.  Read more

Jack Kirby @ 100: A Centennial Exhibit - panel discussion with comics creators Mark Badger and Tony Puryear

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Jack Kirby @ 100 panel and discussion

“Jack Kirby @ 100,” an exhibit of comics and prints at the Oviatt Library, commemorates the centenary of the famed artist, known for co-creating the Marvel Universe. Working across half a century of comics in diverse genres, Kirby (b. Jacob Kurtzberg, 1917-1994) is the quintessential American comic book creator, and one of the most imitated artists in American popular culture. To launch the show, curator Charles Hatfield will host a panel with comics creators Mark Badger and Tony Puryear on August 28th, which is Kirby's 100th birthday. Read more

Jack Kirby @ 100: A Centennial Exhibit

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 8:00pm

Jack Kirby @ 100 Exhibition

“Jack Kirby @ 100,” an exhibit of comics and prints at the Oviatt Library, commemorates the centenary of the famed artist, known for co-creating the Marvel Universe. Working across half a century of comics in diverse genres, Kirby (b. Jacob Kurtzberg, 1917-1994) is the quintessential American comic book creator, and one of the most imitated artists in American popular culture. CSUN affirmed Kirby’s legacy in 2015 with an Art Galleries exhibition, _Comic Book Apocalypse_, and is continuing the celebration this term with “Jack Kirby @ 100,” in time for the 100th anniversary of his birth. Read more

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