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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Black History Month 2021
Please join the Department of Africana Studies and other groups across campus as we celebrate our first Virtual Black History Month. Our theme this year CELEBRATE BLACK EXCELLENCE: RESILIENCY & CREATIVITY IN THE DIGITAL SPACE honors the legacy and future of the black community. See the complete schedule of events. Updated: 2/8/2021
Please join the Anthropology Department for our Annual Keith Morton Memorial Lecture with Special Guest: Rudy Ortega, Jr., Tribal President of the Fernandeño Tatavíam Band of Mission Indians. His lecture will address the history language and culture of the Fernandeño Tatavíam Band of Mission Indians, the first people of the San Fernando Valley. Get more information and RSVP for this event.
Join us for an interactive conversation with Dr. Barry Dank, retired professor of sociology, as he shares a retrospective of his life growing up Jewish in the segregated South to meeting Malcom X, to being the first professor to offer classes on human sexuality, to his connections to CSUN and his views on the contemporary American landscape. Get more information and RSVP for this event.
Faculty Position Announcement : The Department of Social Work is hiring part-time instructors for the 2021-22 academic year. For a list of anticipated teaching assignments and application procedures, please Read more
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.
The Africana Studies department is now hiring for a tenure track faculty position. Get more information and learn how to apply.