Diving Into the Discourse Channel

“Diving into the Discourse” features conversations with CSUN faculty and staff about the research and projects they are doing, and how they impact students and the community.

Episode 5: 
The Value of a Humanities Based Education

Host Carmen Ramos Chandler talks with Jeffrey Reeder, dean of CSUN’s College of Humanities, about the value of a humanities- or liberal arts-based college education, and the impact of a national effort to eliminate liberal arts requirements in colleges across the country. Click here to learn more about Reeder and the value of a humanities-based education.


Episode 4: 
Affordable Learning with Lindsay Brown

Hosts Kaley Block and Javier Rojas talk with California State University, Northridge librarian Lindsay Brown about the development of zero-cost classes by eliminating the costs of course materials, an extension of a CSU-wide Affordable Learning Solutions initiative. Click here to learn more about the innovative program.


Episode 3: 
The Darker Side of Chocolate, a Conversation with historian Patricia Juarez-Dappe

Hosts Sydnee Roddy and Carmen Ramos Chandler continue their conversation with California State University, Northridge history professor Patricia Juarez-Dappe about the lessons chocolate can teach us about Mesoamerican civilizations, colonialism, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and 20th century human trafficking, and the Industrial Revolution. Click here to learn more about Juarez-Dappe’s chocolate research.


Episode 2: 
The Darker Side of Chocolate, a Conversation with historian Patricia Juarez-Dappe

Hosts Sydnee Roddy and Carmen Ramos Chandler talk with California State University, Northridge history professor Patricia Juarez-Dappe about the lessons chocolate can teach us about Mesoamerican civilizations, colonialism, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and 20th century human trafficking, and the Industrial Revolution. Click here to learn more about Juarez-Dappe’s chocolate research. Episode 3 will continue conversation about the “darker side” of chocolate with Juarez-Dappe.


Episode 1: 
A Conversation about the Movies with Nate Thomas

In the inaugural episode of Diving Into the Discourse, host Carmen Ramos Chandler talks to California State University, Northridge film professor Nate Thomas about the state of the movie business, and the roles people of color and their stories can play in its future.

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