Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies
The Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies is focused on meeting the needs of today’s students for interdisciplinary inquiry and a broad set of skills for lifelong learning.Majors & Minors
Learn about students who studied with CSGS.
- Emerson wanted a contextualized Political Science degree, and applied to Northeastern specifically for the PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) program.
- "Introduction to Economic Justice" with Professor Serena Parekh was one of Emerson's favorite courses, allowing her to study economic justice from a philosophical lens.
- Emerson was accepted by the Roosevelt Institute to do financialization research at Northeastern, examining economic priorities.
- Emerson also started a research thesis her freshman year to look at the link between modern dystopian literature and the the rise of female-led political movements.
- When Emerson found out about the HCL (History, Culture, and Law) major, she was immediately interested in adding the major to enhance her PPE studies.
- The Culture & Colonialism concentration allowed Emerson to double-credit and to develop the breadth of knowledge needed for someone who wants to work at the State Department.
- In January 2020, Emerson founded NU's Interdisciplinary Women's Collaborative (IWC) with the help of mentor and advisor Heather Hauck...
- Andrew grew up in Japan, and decided to pursue his undergraduate degree back in the U.S.
- Andrew applied to Northeastern as a Business major. As his high school career came to a close, he became more interested in Japanese politics, history, and social issues.
- When thinking about what truly engaged him, Andrew felt that Asian Studies and Political Science was a better fit and switched his major to Asian Studies.
- Andrew connected with Professor Daniel Aldrich after meeting him at a presentation of his book at the institute for social sciences at Tokyo University.
- From his first day of classes, Professor Aldrich encouraged and helped Andrew get involved in research projects.
- During his first semester, Professor Aldrich paired Andrew with Tim Fraser, a PhD candidate in Political Science with strong interests in disaster resilience in Japan.
- With Tim, Andrew collected biographical information on the committee members on all the reconstructional committees on municipal, prefectural, and national level. ..
- Ford was drawn to apply to Northeastern due to its global network and the N.U.in Program.
- Ford is fluent in Spanish, and felt that a Spanish & IAF combined major would allow him to continue polishing his language skills while pursuing his love for all things global.
- The thought of a double major was difficult for Ford in terms of flexibility, but pursuing a combined major was a helpful approach and lets him easily pursue classes outside of his major as well.
- Ford began his Northeastern career as an N.U.in student living in a Westin hotel during the pandemic.
- Ford says his experience in Westin was like living in a pod—he became very close with his fellow Westin students, making the process of transitioning to college much easier.
- Ford serves as a Husky Ambassador and enjoys talking to prospective families and representing Northeastern.
- Ford's first class in the Spanish Program was with Professor Christina Agostinelli-Fucile. He appreciated the excellent balance of Spanish and English for Spanish learners. ..
- Zainab has always been interested in studying blackness and the African Diaspora—her experience discussing these topics during Advanced Policy Debate team in high school introduced her to the subject.
- Zainab was drawn to NU's co-op, study abroad programs, and many degree options. She ultimately declared a Business major with an Africana Studies minor as an Honors Student.
- As a research assistant for Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Zainab worked in collaboration with the ADVANCE office to study how COVID-19 impacted the career path of female professors in STEM.
- With the International Affairs Program, Zainab conducted research on Middle Eastern women and how their educational opportunities have changed over the years.
- She is the VP of Sisters in Solidarity, the black women's coalition on campus. She loves having a black women's support system on campus.
- Zainab is also the VP of Marketing for Women in Finance. She truly appreciates the community of women who share their experiences and accomplishments in business school, as well as the alumni network.
- The COVID-19 pandemic made Zainab realize how much she values human interaction, but also made her realize there are many ways to connect with people. ..
EDUCATING TOMORROW’S CHANGEMAKERS
We drive interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues of pressing concern to society at local, state, national, and international level – from transportation, housing, energy and community development to social and environmental justice, resilience and sustainability.
By educating students in both theory and practice, we prepare them to become effective contributors to social, economic, and environmental change, in careers spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as academic research.
Schools, Departments, and Programs
Africana Studies Program
American Sign Language & Interpreting Education
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