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.
Students: Please submit an abstract that provides a short summary (no longer than 200 words) of the content of the presentation/project/creative work. Abstract Submission Deadline: March 5th, 2021 Submit here: https://tinyurl.com/y2r6yut5
The conference features keynote addresses by graphic novel artist Thi Bui and documentary filmmaker Ciara Lacy
In stories about Noah, his ark, the individuals who survive the flood, and those left behind, Jewish tradition reckons with questions of human hubris and survival. We will use these ancient Jewish texts along with testimony from contemporary disability communities to grapple with climate change and the question of whose lives we deem worth saving. Read more
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.
Civil Discourse and Social Change is hosting an upcoming webinar on activist strategies and efforts to organize against migrant detentions and deportations. Speakers include members of Tsuru for Solidarity, JAs for Justice, and the Detention Watch Network. The webinar addresses the role of memory in generating intergenerational and cross-racial solidarities against forced removal, incarceration and civil liberties violations. Read more
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.