College of Humanities

College of Humanities

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.

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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: 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.

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum

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

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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

Naila and the Uprising

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

Naila and the Uprising

Join Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) at CSUN for a film screening and discussion of the award-winning film, Naila and the Uprising, directed by Julia Bacha. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Professor Rana Sharif (GWS & MEIS) and Dr. Jody Myers (Jewish & Religious Studies & MEIS), moderated by Dr. Nayereh Tohidi (GWS & MEIS).  Read more