College of Humanities
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.
Captioning Videos Used in Instruction
The 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.
Are you curious about options for using Open Educational Resources and/or low-cost materials in your classes? Would you like to hear from fellow faculty about the benefits and challenges involved? Read more
EOP is proud to host its annual Free Speech Event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Read more
This year's theme for Sustainability Day 2019 will be 'How Biodiversity Loss is Affecting Our Food, Land, Water & People. Read more
Please join us for a very special evening with Dr. Michael McFaul, former United States Ambassador to Russia and author of the book From Cold War to Hot Peace. His lecture examines the policies and personality of Vladimir Putin and offers his thoughts on our relationship with Russia. Get more information and RSVP for this event.
Evening begins with Procession at 5:30pm between JR & SH and ends at the Chicana/o House. Read more
This year the event will start with a procession at 5:30pm between JR & SH, ending at the House. Read more
Linguistics/TESL Chair Dr. Kenneth Luna discusses "Text Speak" on BEOND TV
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
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
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