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.
Professor Stephanie Satie (English) has won the CSUN Faculty Exceptional Creative Accomplishment Award for her play “Silent Witnesses,” which is based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust. Read more
California State University, Northridge has partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative to challenge students to draw upon what they’ve learned in the classroom to create innovative plans for addressing some of the world’s more pressing issues.
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