College of Humanities

College of Humanities

College of Humanities Statement on Tree of Life Mass Shooting

Our deepest sympathies and condolences go to the victims, survivors and loved ones of those impacted by the heinous act of terror that took the lives of eleven people at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. We strongly condemn the anti-Semitic, white supremacist motivations behind this act of terrorism. Similarly, we condemn the racially motivated killing of two African Americans in Jeffersontown, KY that took place just last week.

The violent rhetoric of hate and white nationalism that has become more acceptable on the national stage increasingly puts many at risk, especially communities of color, and Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ and immigrant communities. The mission of our college is to educate students about the diversity of cultures and help them become responsible global citizens committed to principles of diversity, equality and justice for all. This is clearly more important now than ever, as critical thinking skills are necessary to deconstruct and resist violent and false rhetoric. Today, we stand in solidarity with the Jewish community that was targeted, with Black victims of hate crimes, and with all who are the targets of hate and violence.


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Welcome 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: 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.

Upcoming Events

BUILD PODER Application Workshops

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Interested in Health, Social Justice, and Biomedical Research? Funded by the National Institutes of Health, BUILD PODER pays undergraduates to do biomedical research at CSUN! Read more

35th Annual Powwow

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 9:00pm

35th Annual Powwow

The 35th Annual CSUN Powwow will take place on the Sierra Quad from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 24, 2018. Grand Entry, which includes a procession of all the participating dancers and the opening ceremonies, will take place at 12:30 p.m. Read more

Sobibor - A film by Konstantin Khabensky

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:00pm


This is a story of the rebellion of the human spirit again the mindless exterminating machine. In October 1943 the prisoners of the Nazi camp Sobibor led by Alexander Pechersky organized a revolt – the only successful rebellion in the death camps in history. Read more