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 majored in CSGS.
- Paige joined the NU History Association and gave two presentations, one on transcendentalism and another on the Iranian Revolution.
- Took emotionally challenging course CLTR 3715 “Violence and Human Rights in Latin America” with Prof Daniel Noemi Voionmaa.
- Used her passion for history and Santería as certified tour guide, providing historical walking tours in Salem, MA on weekends.
- Took advantage of co-op program to explore interests outside her major, working with the education director of the Walden Woods Project.
- Second co-op was closer to home at Wentworth, where she worked in their corporate and foundation relations office in Spring 2017.
- For her final co-op, she worked for the Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez de la Naturaleza y el Hombre in Havana, Cuba.
- While in Cuba, she surveyed locals in Havana to study the connection between Santería and ecological conservation for her thesis...
- Julia started learning the Chinese language when she was eleven.
- Julia's favorite class of the program was Law, Justice, and Society in China because she was able to see how law is expressed under a Communist regime.
- Julia joined SAC as an Asian Studies Program representative in Fall of 2017 and continued until the end of her college career.
- For one of her classes, Julia had the opportunity to serve her community by working with Immigrants who were preparing for the citizenship test in Dorchester.
- Julia spent Summer 2018 as a research and translator at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).
- Julia was awarded the Asian Studies Award in 2018.
- Julia has never done a co-op! However, she was able to gain work experience with the help of her co-op advisor at a Taiwanese company, Epoch Foundation. ..
- Savita is from Boston and is a graduate of the Boston Latin School.
- Originally a Cultural Anthropology major, Savita later became an English major with minors in Africana Studies and Writing Studies.
- Through the service-learning course, Boston in Literature, Savita volunteered with 826 Boston to tutor in English. She is now a service-learning teaching assistant.
- For her final project in Post-Colonial Women's Writers with Professor Aljoe, she researched Carnival and its cultural significance to Trinidad and Tobago.
- Inspired by Professor Aljoe, Savita joined the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, working on an exhibit about Caribbean Carnival and creating and gathering teaching materials.
- In 2020, she began a co-op with the Africana Studies program to learn more about the field of Black Studies.
- Savita wants to work to better her own community. In the future, she hopes to become a high school teacher or a college professor. ..
- 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...
- Joey was drawn to NU's N.U.in program, and spent his first semester in Berlin.
- After returning to Boston, Joey joined an AmeriCorp group called Jumpstart. He was assigned to a Head Start preschool in Boston.
- Joey was a camp counselor at an English Immersion Camp in Spain, INESLE Madrid.
- One of Joey's favorite classes was Linguistic Analysis with Dr. Robert Painter. His class project focused on the Desano language, which at the time had 3,000 speakers.
- After considering a few programs, Joey decided on Spanish to build upon his high school experience as an exchange student to Spain and to continue learning about Spanish culture.
- Joey served on the Student Advisory Council at CSSH representing the Spanish Major.
- In the spring of his sophomore year, Joey worked in marketing for Global Rescue, a company that organizes rescue missions for travelers abroad...
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Schools, Departments, and Programs
Africana Studies Program
American Sign Language Program
Asian Studies Program
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies
Human Services Program
Jewish Studies Program
Network Science Program
Philosophy and Religion
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
School of Law
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Sociology and Anthropology
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
World Languages Center