College of Humanities

College of Humanities

 

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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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Upcoming Events

FREE Live Performance: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Actress performing in the one woman show "The Fannie Lou Hamer Story"

Award winning performer Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye brings the indomitable spirit of Fannie Lou Hamer to life. Mzuri delivers a spellbinding performance featuring storytelling, song and a video montage. In honor of Black History Month, please join the Department of Africana Studies and the DuBois-Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement for an amazing one-woman play about courage and perseverance. For more information and to register for this event, please Read more

Ron Finley, TED Talk Speaker and Gangsta Gardener

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Ron Finley, TED Talk Speaker and Gangsta Gardener

Please join the Department of Africana Studies for a very special event. In honor of Black History Month and Africana Studies 50th Anniversary, we are pleased to present TED Talk Speaker and The Gangsta' Gardener, Ron Finley. For more information, please Read more

Middle-level theory: Without it what could anyone do?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Nancy Cartwright

The Philosophy Department, Liberal Studies Program, and the College of Humanities Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program at CSUN present an invited talk by Prof. Nancy Cartwright. Nancy Cartwright is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, University of Durham and at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include philosophy and history of science (especially physics and economics), causal inference, causal powers, scientific emergence and objectivity, evidence, especially for evidence-based policy [EBP] and the philosophy of social technology. Her current work, for the project ‘Knowledge for Use’ [K4U], investigates how to use scientific research results for better policies.  Read more

Humanities Advocacy Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Humanities Advocacy Day 2019

Humanities Advocacy Day features a performance and workshop by community group #VigilantLOVE, as well as a student-faculty panel on immigration and incarceration. Read more

4th Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Black Youth Guidance Forum Logo

To endorse student achievement throughout communities of color, the fourth annual Black Youth Guidance Forum (BYGF) is proud to present, “Financial Fitness: What does health have to do with it?” The event makes available space to reflect on best practices for our constituency. The BYGF invites participation of African American youth and other youth of color, school stakeholders (e.g. parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff), and nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County. They will join CSUN students from various departments and programs, including Africana studies, liberal studies, and the credential program. BYGF promotes self-care, including but not limited to financial literacy, educational literacy, and health & well-being, especially for those affected by the recent teacher strike in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Read more