College of Humanities

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  • Environmental Justice and Chicana/o Communities
  • English 438 Fall 2017
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College of Humanities

Commencement 2017Welcome 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 captioning logoThe 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

Existential Concerns: A Comparative Study of Modern Science and Chinese Science

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Wenyu Xie

Presented by Prof. Wenyu Xie,  Professor of Philosophy, Shandong University, China and Professor of Historical Theology, China Evangelical Seminary, West Covina.

Fung Yu-lan had made a strong suggestion that Chinese philosophers did not want modern science. Professor Xie will attempt to provide a justification for this statement through an existential analysis of Chinese concept of nature, and demonstration of Chinese existential concerns prevailing in Daoism and Confucianism, which distaste for scientific study in the sense of modern science.  Read more

Book Talk with Dr. Iris D. Ruiz

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

IrisRuiz

Dr. Iris D. Ruiz, Author of Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and other Ethnic Minorities: A Critical History and Pedagogy Read more

Rembrandt and the Rabbis: Classical Rabbinic Interpretations in Rembrandt’s Biblical Scenes

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Rembrandt's David

Rembrandt, the great 17th century Dutch Calvinist artist, is famous for his portraits; but he also painted or etched many images of biblical stories.   Do his scenes from the Hebrew Bible reveal a pattern of borrowing from sophisticated rabbinic interpretations in the Talmud and Midrash?  Jerry Rabow will consider the evidence by examining some prominent artworks by Rembrandt together with their related biblical texts and ancient and medieval commentaries. Read more

Science, Race and Racism: BUILD PODER's 2nd Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Science, Race, Racism | Weds. Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. - !2:30 p.m. at the Northridge Center

BUILD PODER is proud to present it's 2nd annual conference: Science, Race and Racism. This is a day-long event featuring a student poster session, presentations by two respected scholars, and a dynamic and social justice art installation from Alex Ojeda, MOSAIC mentors and mentees. Read more

Translating Yu Hua, Presented by Professor Allan Barr

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Allan Barr

Yu Hua (1960-), the author of To Live, Brothers, and China in Ten Words, is one of China’s best-known living authors. It is thirty years since he first began to make an impact on the Chinese literary world and twenty years since his first collection of stories in English translation was published; now is a good moment to take stock of the factors shaping the reception of his work by a Western audience.  Read more

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