Our students are global citizens creating and curating knowledge and shaping solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
What is the Experiential Liberal Arts? A continuous cycle of learning, acting, and reflecting both inside and outside the classroom. Our approach begins with familiar liberal arts skills, which are deepened and extended through integration with the three ideas here.Experiential Academics
#1 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: Whether it's a co-op at the Library of Congress or study abroad at the London School of Economics or research in our Violence and Justice Research Lab, experiential learning is at the heart of CSSH.
#2 NEW PROFICIENCIES: Our classes, combined majors, and minors enable you to integrate new research methods such as data visualization, geocoding, and text mining into your studies.
#3 LOCAL & GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT: CSSH students have studied abroad in 83 different countries in the past 3 years. Dialogues of Civilization, which was developed in CSSH, has now expanded to all Northeastern colleges.
You’ll do more than study abroad—you’ll live, research, work, and immerse yourself in new experiences. Our students studied in over 30 countries last year. Here are just a few of them:
We teach the next generation of leaders how to take action in the face of ambiguity.
- Motivated by the struggles of her upbringing, Urbashee pursued economics as her field of study as an undergraduate at Boston University.
- Before coming to Northeastern, Urbashee worked at a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and obtained a master’s degree in economics at the George Washington University.
- With the guidance of Prof. Alicia Modestino, Urbashee is analyzing the impact of private and public summer jobs programs on students’ academic and future employment outcomes.
- Specifically, Urbashee is investigating whether students placed in private, as opposed to public, sector summer jobs are likely to have better employment outcomes.
- Urbashee was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, enabling her to participate in research training and purchase datasets for her dissertation.
- Urbashee's goal is to become an economist who studies and finds viable solutions to the deepening issues of poverty and inequality plaguing the youth in America.
- In July, Urbashee's first co-authored economics working paper "Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections", was posted on SSRN...
- Explored fields and methods of study he had not previously encountered through classroom experiences, engagement with faculty mentors, and research across the university.
- Had an “a-ha!” moment for his dissertation topic after writing about graffiti writing and neoliberal space for Prof. Gallagher’s Globalization & the Geopolitics of Writing class.
- Supported students and engaged in professional development as a Writing Center consultant and First-Year Writing instructor.
- Served as a graduate fellow for the Center of Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), where he conducted a university-wide assessment of the co-op program.
- With the help of Prof. Neal Lerner, Charles conducted assessment studies across the entire Writing Program while serving as the program’s Assistant Director.
- Developed the term “GeoEthnography” for his dissertation to look at the way Boston graffiti writers make, and remake, social and public space through their rhetorical work.
- Conferenced with Prof. Poe and Prof. Gallagher to develop a seminar paper into an article for publication in a flagship journal of Rhetoric and Composition...
Schools, Departments, and Programs
Africana Studies Program
American Sign Language Program
Asian Studies Program
Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies
Human Services Program
Jewish Studies Program
Philosophy and Religion
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Sociology and Anthropology
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
World Languages Center