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  • Social and Behavioral Science students at commencement
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  • Dean Theodoulou with Michael Dukakis
  • Sierra Building

    Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Academics Matter  • Students Matter  • Community Matters


Featured Events

Food Matters: How Food Shapes Our Lives and the World

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 5:30pm

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This symposium is the culminating event in a year-long interdisciplinary exploration of the ways that we shape and are shaped by our relationships to food. Join the Global Studies and Sustainability GE Paths for a look at these issues as they are discussed in some exciting lectures and a student poster exhibition. For more information and a complete schedule of events, please Read more

Bi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Research Poster session

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

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Featured Speaker: Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer, Vice President for Student Affairs, CSU Channel Islands

Dr. Sawyer will be a source of encouragement for campus and community engagement for our CSUN community. The theme is #Intersectionality.  Intersectionality is the "interaction of multiple identities and varied experiences of exclusion and subordination" (Howard, 2014, p. 38). Student posters range from topics such as values, fashion, fatherhood, corporate America, recidivism, k-12 impact, stereotypes in Hollywood, interracial dating, mass incarceration, masculinity, Hip Hop, etc. as it relates to the Black man or Black boys. For more information, please Read more

Social Science Writing Project: Essay Writing

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Social Science Writing Project
Student Workshop: Essay Writing

Welcome to the the Social Science Writing Project. This project is an initiative to teach, encourage, inspire, and support student writing in the social sciences. During the 2014-15 academic year, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences will host a series of  workshops on topics ranging from sentence construction, to writing a literature review, to proper citation, and many more. All workshops are free and open to students from all majors in the college. Read more

CSBS Climate Lecture Series: Dr. Sue Rankin

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:30am

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Lecture 1: 10:30am-12:00pm
Lecture 2: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Space is limited. RSVP required.

Improving Campus Climate to Achieve Inclusive Excellence

Dr. Rankin, an expert on campus climate assessment in higher education, will talk about CSUN’s Spring 2011 campus climate assessment (past), where we might be today (present), and make a series of recommendations (future) for how CSUN can foster a healthy and inclusive environment, that will improve the working, living, and learning, for all members of the University community. For more information and to register, please Read more

2015 Africa Symposium: "Building Health for Life in Africa"

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

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CSUN’S African Studies Interdisciplinary Minor Program (ASIMP) invites you to the 4th Annual Spring African Studies Symposium, “Building Health for Life in Africa.” Featured Keynote Speakers are Margaret Hercules, Field Officer and Team Member, Ebola Vaccine Testing Project, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and Dr. Olamide Jarrett, Professor & Medical Researcher, Infectious Disease Control in Africa, University of Illinois at Chicago. Other highlights include Panels on: Big Data and Health Issues in Africa (Math Dept., CSUN); Researching Health Challenges in Kenya and Nigeria (Health Sciences, CSUN); and Containing/Eradicating Infectious and Reproductive Diseases in Africa.

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