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

Walk It Out

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Walk It Out walking tour

Discover the hidden contributions of Asian Americans to the development of Northridge and the surrounding San Fernando Valley while walking to promote health. Read more

Gloria Chacón: The Contemporary Indigenous Novel in Mayan and Zapotec Lands

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Gloria Chacon

Gloria Chacón is Assistant Professor in the Literature Department at UCSD. She earned her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz. Postdoctoral work in the Native American Studies department at the University of California Davis as well as a postdoctoral CLIR Fellowship at UCLA’s Charles Young Research Library has shaped her unique interdisciplinary and transnational approach to indigenous literatures.   Read more

2017 Annual ASIMP Symposium: Innovations in Africa

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

2017 Annual ASIMP Symposium

Please join us for the 6th Annual African Studies Interdisciplinary Minor's Program Symposium. The theme this year is Innovations in Africa with keynote speaker, Dr. Lytton Williams, a MD from Sierra Leone, who will speak about intellectual property with regards to patents (12:30-1:45).
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