College of Humanities
Welcome 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.
August 24 – October 10, 2015
Famed comics artist Jack Kirby, whose work launched The Avengers, X-Men, Captain America, and the Marvel Universe, is the focus of an exhibition at the California State University, Northridge Art Galleries. Read more
Gender and Women’s Studies professor R. Dianne Bartlow has won a regional Emmy Award for directing a piece spotlighting an organization that serves the homeless in Santa Monica. The three-segment special, “Santa Monica Cares,” aired Dec. 31, 2014, on CityTV of Santa Monica and was a joint effort by members of the Women’s Steering Committee of the Directors Guild of America, of which Bartlow is a member. The program won an Emmy in the Public, Municipal and Operator-Produced Cable category, competing against four other programs. The winner was announced at the 67th Los Read more
Elizabeth Say, dean of California State University, Northridge’s College of Humanities, has been elected president of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
Say, who is currently president-elect of the organization, will take her place as head of the council in November. The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences is a national association of deans of colleges of arts and sciences whose purpose is to sustain the arts and sciences as a leading influence in American higher education Read more
Established in 1998, the Don Dorsey Mentoring Awards annually recognizes faculty and staff who have made exceptional contributions to mentoring of past and present students. Professor Mary Pardo, Chair of Chicana/o Studies, is being honored for outstanding Read more