College of Humanities

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

HSI Pathways to the ProfessoriateWelcome 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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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

Jason Wallach: activist and documentary filmmaker

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 2:00pm

Jason Wallach - Until the Last Drop

Until the last drop: Tales from el Salvador's Agua Apocalypse, examines opposing visions of water management as they clash in El Salvador. This documentary provides an inside view of the Salvadoran movement against water privatization and battle over how to manage El Salvador's water, which could reverberate throughout Latin American, where water is becoming more and more scarce. Read more

Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

AMLO at CSUN

Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak on the privatization of Mexico's natural and educational resources and contemporary Mexican Politics. He just published a book titled "Neo-Profirismo: Hoy como ayer." A Q&A session will follow in hopes of engaging in discussion that draws comparisons and contrasts between what is happening Mexico and the United States. Read more

Screening: When Will the Punishment End?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:45pm

When Will the Punishment End? poster

Directed by Chicana/o studies and Gender and Women’s studies professor Dr. Marta Lopez-Garza, When Will the Punishment End? tells the story of formerly imprisoned women after they have left jail and their fight to regain their lives. A Civil Discourse and Social Change Event. Read more

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