Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
A pandemic, enduring systemic and systematic racism, caustic political effrontery, mass demonstrations, wildfires, unemployment, rampant homelessness and housing instability, and an increasingly fragile natural ecosystem is the wet woolen blanket that 2020 has wrapped around our heads and shoulders. Despite what the region, nation, and globe are experiencing, thankfully, CSUN is thriving. The College has higher enrollment than last year and we have more transfer students this year than in the past.
You chose us for good reason.
Money magazine ranked CSUN in the top 50 of all U.S. universities for education and value. U.S. News and World Report ranked CSUN in the top ten for best undergraduate teaching and in the top 25 for social mobility.
I do believe that people turn to those institutions where they find support and answers in times of stress and challenge. Despite being online and the announcement coming prior to the majority of other campuses, students chose us. It is within our College – Social and Behavioral Sciences where many turn for answers. We challenge assumptions here. We question here. We strive for better here. We do not only study and create, we contribute and act.
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Learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money by switching to an electric vehicle! How can you reduce your carbon footprint and save money? Trade out your car for a Clean Air Vehicle. To learn about the rebates, carpool privileges, and other benefits Electric Vehicle ownership has to offer, attend the Drive Electric Lunch & Learn virtual event! Read more
Spring Whitsett Webinar 1: Public History and the Future of Museums. Join the CSUN Department of History for a series of lively events about California history and the practice of historical research, curation, and exhibition. Sponsored by the W.P. Whitsett Endowment. Get more information and register for this event.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the CSUN Institute for Sustainability are happy to partner with nonprofit, Armada Unified for a series of trainings on Urban Farming. Join us for The Cultivation Curriculum: From Soil to Self to Society. Classes take place via Zoom on Fridays from 11am to 12pm. Session 1 is offered at no cost; sessions 2, 3 and 4 are $40 each. Join us for all four sessions, or pick only the sessions that interest you. Get more information and register for this event.
The Black Youth Guidance Forum (BYGF) provides participants with a unique opportunity to engage in educationally purposeful activities which include featured speakers, four instructional tracks (PreK-5 graders, 6-12 graders, Parent Advocacy, and Leadership), and the Nonprofit Resource & Advocacy fair.
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Please join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for an immersive and interactive discussion with Hakim Tafari, the polymath founder of Vegan Boy Fresh. Tafari is a practitioner and teacher of martial arts and internal arts including Kung Fu and Tai Chi, and an adherent to connecting hip-hop, music, fitness and fashion to the spiritual. Get more information and register for this event.
Spring Whitsett Webinar 2: East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte. Join the CSUN Department of History for a series of lively events about California history and the practice of historical research, curation, and exhibition. Sponsored by the W.P. Whitsett Endowment. Get more information and register for this event.
Fall 2021 Anticipated Part-time Faculty Openings in the Africana Studies Department. Get more information and learn how to apply.
Hip-hop journalist, radio personality and show producer Skyy Hook will offer an inside look at the music, culture and generational disconnect in the world of hip-hop as a visiting scholar during the Spring 2021 semester in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology Department. Learning more about visiting scholar, Skyy Hook.
Every summer, Dr. Alejandra Acuña, an Associate Professor in the CSBS Department of Social Work, volunteers to help Public Counsel and the advocacy group Human Rights First. Acuña provides psychological evaluations which are typically used in asylum hearings. However, in this case, Dr. Acuña’s evaluation of a mother, seeking asylum from Guatemala, had a ripple effect — impacting the lives of thousands of migrant families by serving as key evidence in a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the federal government. Continue reading about Dr. Acuña and her volunteer work on this case.