College of Humanities


Models for Thinking: An Example of Why Data Sciences Increasingly Need the Humanities

September 17, 2019

Mauro Carassai

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

CSUN Bridges Language Barriers for Spanish-Speaking Communities in Los Angeles

April 30, 2019

LASC group members

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

CSUN Student Collaboration with the LA Superior Court Recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association

March 19, 2019

Administration of Justice Award

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


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