College of Humanities

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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 Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

2017 Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy

The CSUN Department of Philosophy, with the support of the Queer Studies program, is pleased to host the 2017 Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy. The event will offer presentations from nearly 50 philosophers from the southwestern region and beyond. 

The event will also feature keynote addresses from Dr. Talia Mae Bettcher (Cal State LA) ("The Phenomenology of Em-personation: What Transphobia Shows about Transition”) and Dr. Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt University) (“Unmaking and Remaking the World in Long-Term Solitary Confinement”).  Read more

Screening: 7 Days in Syria

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

7 Days in Syria

The documentary 7 Days in Syria shines a light on one of the largest humanitarian disasters of the 21st Century – an ongoing, 6-year war that has killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced more than half of Syria’s population. Read more

Maria Costa: Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Maria Costa

The California State University Northridge's Asian American Studies and Central American Studies Departments present a one-night only dynamic, powerful performance by critically-acclaimed writer-actor-comedian-artist, Maria Costa. Read more

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