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.
- Originally from suburban Georgia, Seaton received the National Merit Scholarship to attend Northeastern.
- Through the Civic Engagement Program, Seaton volunteered with the National Braille Press where he learned about disability advocacy.
- Since the beginning of his Northeastern career, Seaton was an active member of the Progressive Student Alliance. He was involved with HOWL (Huskies Organizing with Labor).
- In his sophomore year, Seaton served as an eBoard member of Students Against Institutional Discrimination, which provided students programming about institutional/system racism.
- Seaton changed his major to Asian Studies in his junior year.
- Seaton was introduced to the Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship by the Chinese Department. He received the award to study and work in China for six months.
- Seaton completed one full semester of coursework in China, as well as an internship with the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce...
- Asiah came into Northeastern as a Nursing major, but quickly switched to a Psychology major. She began her African American Studies minor in her sophomore year.
- Asiah joined SIS (Sisters in Solidarity) in her sophomore year and stayed with the group through her junior year. She loved celebrating Black womanhood and bringing things from the classroom to the group.
- During her Human Services dialogue to London, Asiah took classes while doing an internship where she worked with young adults experiencing homelessness and mental illness.
- One of Asiah's favorite courses at Northeastern was The African-American Experience through Music with Professor Eric Jackson, where she learned about the Slave Bible for the first time.
- Asiah's two fields of study often overlapped. For example, she took a sociology course which discussed implicit bias, and then took an AFAM class with Gia Barboza where they also discussed implicit bias.
- The pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement inspired Asiah to go back into nursing post-grad. She plans to use her Psychology and African American studies knowledge in the field.
- Natalie took Spanish in high school, leading her to continue her study of the language at Northeastern.
- Natalie went on an Honors Pilgrimage Dialogue in Spain with Professor Liz Bucar during her first year.
- The original major that Natalie declared was restructured into the combined major of Spanish and International Affairs.
- Natalie stuck with the major because she enjoyed the classes and loved traveling, and the Spanish major lent itself out to that.
- Natalie studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during her second-year Spring, giving her the chance to take classes that she could not have taken at Northeastern while completing requirements.
- One of Natalie's favorite classes was Latin American Film with Professor José Buscaglia, in which she learned about cultural expression through film.
- Natalie did two Alternative Spring Breaks, one in Texas and one in Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, Natalie got to learn about sustainability and a lot of Spanish language around farming...
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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