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.
College of Humanities Statement on Christchurch Terror Attack
Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to victims, survivors and loved ones who were targeted during their Friday prayers by a heinous act of terror that took the lives of fifty people and injured fifty more at the al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We stand in solidarity with the grieving Muslim community at this time, offering our heartfelt solace for this tragic loss. We strongly condemn the growth of Islamophobic, anti-immigrant and white supremacist rhetoric which has resulted in ever frequent acts of terrorism, in the U.S. and internationally. The violent rhetoric of hate and white nationalism that is on the rise increasingly puts at risk all communities of color, LGBTQ communities and, in particular, immigrant communities. The mission of our college, 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 is more important now than ever and we will continue to work toward manifesting that mission.
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.
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