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We know nothing enhances learning as much as hands-on experience. In Africana Studies you’ll apply new skills across a range of contexts, from the classroom to your community.

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    Cooperative Education. In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, cooperative education—or co-op for short—is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that integrates experiential learning with the rigorous study of society, culture, and politics.

    Do a Co-op with Our Program
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    Global Opportunities. A liberal arts education in today’s contemporary world needs to include global perspectives and in-depth connections with other cultures and nations. Through study abroad programs, research assistantships all over the world, and dynamic programming linking students to international dialogue in more than 20 other countries, CSSH students engage with the global community.

    Visit the Global Experience Office Site
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    Student Research. Pursuing research makes students knowledge creators and develops their teamwork skills. The discipline of mind that research requires is one of the best ways to learn to think critically. Also, graduate and professional schools often expect students to conduct research during their undergraduate careers.

    Learn More about Undergraduate Research Opportunities
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    Service Learning. As an urban university, service-learning is part of Northeastern’s ethical mission. But more than good works, service-learning at Northeastern is an academically rigorous experience. Through partnerships with schools, neighborhood agencies, health clinics, and nonprofit organizations, the university embeds service into academic coursework. Students engage in hands-on service to address community needs, learning by applying course concepts to their experiences, and reflecting on those experiences back in the classroom.

    Find Previously Offered Service-Learning Courses in Our Program

    Service learning courses offered by our program in the past include: AFAM 2360 Politics of Poverty with Prof.s Reginald Champagne and Bob Hall - AFAM 2399 Black Community & Social Change with Prof. Marion Mason - AFAM/ENGL 2690 Boston in Literature with Prof. Nicole Aljoe