College of Humanities
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.
Captioning Videos Used in Instruction
The 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.
Sacred Body, Sacred Land: Connecting to our healing ways Read more
Film Screening of UNREST followed by Q&A Panel Read more
Celebrating Chicana/o Studies Faculty and Student Scholarship and Activism Read more
The program includes: “The Wednesday Demonstration: Feminist Organizing Against Sexual Violence in the 21stCentury”; Roundtable Discussion: Feminist and Queer Organizing Against Sexual Violence at CSUN; Tomorrow Girls Troop’s “Against Forgetting” Performance and Artist Talk; and Screening of Shushenjo with discussion with director Miki Dezaki to follow. Against Forgetting: Feminist Art, Activism, and Comfort Women: complete schedule of events
The Office of the Provost cordially invites you to come hear our distinguished faculty speak about their research. Read more
Celebrate the opening of our new exhibit Right of Way: Justice and Equity in the Growth of Los Angeles, with guest speaker Dr. Loraine Lundquist. Read more
Linguistics/TESL Chair Dr. Kenneth Luna discusses "Text Speak" on BEOND TV
Dr. Mauro Carassai, from the English Department and the Liberal Studies Program, explores the importance of the humanities to the data sciences.
In fields involved with knowledge production, unsupervised machine-learning algorithms are becoming the standard. These algorithms allow us to statistically analyze data sets that exceed traditional analytic capabilities. Why Data Sciences Increasingly Need the Humanities continues
In the United States, Spanish is the most common non-English language spoken in homes, yet limited-English proficient Spanish speakers hit communication barriers in most major industries, such as business, healthcare, legal, government and education.
California State University, Northridge’s Department of Modern & Classical Languages and Literaturesis attempting to bridge these language barriers with the implementation of advanced Spanish translation service-learning courses on the legal and business communities. Read more
In February 2019, CSUN Spanish graduate students were recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association for their work as Spanish/English volunteer interpreters during the pro-bono Family Law Department's event Settle-O-Rama at the LA Superior Court. It is the first time when Spanish interpreting is offered at no cost to litigants during these free mediation services significantly expediting Read more