Education

Resilience at Northeastern

The Global Resilience Institute is the first university-wide institute dedicated to advancing resilience. The Institute employs over 20 full-time staff; nearly 100 faculty affiliates from all 9 of Northeastern’s colleges including the College of Engineering, College of Computer and Information Science, Business School, Law School, and College of Social Sciences and Humanities; and 18 eminent practitioners who serve as distinguished senior fellows. Harnessing the range of expertise available at Northeastern and beyond is critical; Successfully undertaking efforts to advance resilience on a global scale requires a sustained commitment to multi- and interdisciplinary-research, close coordination and collaboration with public-sector and private-sector practitioners, and developing new experiential education programs that will help prepare the next generation of leaders.

Universities play four roles in society to advance resilience in each of these categories:
    • (1) Teach – through courses, degrees and educational programming train people for the future
    • (2) Research – can influence society through impactful knowledge creation
    • (3) Be a model for society – a microcosm to demonstrate best practices
    • (4) Engage with different communities, convene non-academic actors, etc
  Northeastern University is committed to providing its students and faculty with interdisciplinary education and opportunities.

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

The College is the liberal arts core of the University’s thriving academic community forming an interdisciplinary collaborative of scholars with global perspectives

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African Studies

  • AFRS 3424. Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
  • AFRS 3464. Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
  • AFRS 4939. Community Health, Culture, and Development in Kenya

Anthropology

  • ANTH 1101. Peoples and Cultures
  • ANTH 3200. Cities in Global Context
  • ANTH 3418. Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics

Criminal Justice

  • CRIM 3400. Corporate Security: Securing the Private Sector
  • CRIM 4800. Crime Mapping
  • CRIM 7270. Crime and Community Context

Economics

  • ECON 3414. Economics of Human Capital
  • ECON 3420. Urban Economic Issues
  • ECON 3422. Economics of Transportation
  • ECON 3423. Environmental Economics
  • ECON 3425. Energy Economics
  • ECON 7253. International Integration
  • ECON 7260. Urban Economic Systems
  • ECON 7261. Urban Economic Development
  • ECON 7772. Public Policy Toward Business

Human Services

  • HUSV 3700. Research Methods for Human Services

International Affairs

  • INTL 2240. Global Population and Development
  • INTL 2718. Research Methods in International Affairs
  • INTL 3200. Cities in a Global Context
  • INTL 3400. International Conflict and Negotiation
  • INTL 4500. Latin American Society and Development

Political Science

  • POLS 2345. Urban Policies and Politics
  • POLS 2350. State and Local Politics
  • POLS 2357. Growth and Decline of Cities and Suburbs
  • POLS 2390. Science, Technology, and Public Policy
  • POLS 2395. Environmental Politics and Policy
  • POLS 3307. Public Policy and Administration
  • POLS 3407. International Organizations
  • POLS 3408. International Security
  • POLS 3420. U.S. National Security Policy
  • POLS 3423. Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • POLS 3487. Politics of Developing Nations
  • POLS 7333. Science, Technology, and Public Policy
  • POLS 7336. Social Capital and Resilience
  • POLS 7341. Security and Resilience Policy
  • POLS 7346. Resilient Cities
  • POLS 7441. Cyberconflict
  • POLS 7704. Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Public Policy and Urban Affairs

  • PPUA 5262. Big Data for Cities
  • PPUA 5263. Geographic Information Systems for Urban and Regional Policy
  • PPUA 5264. Energy Transitions and Climate Resilience: Technology, Policy, and Social Change
  • PPUA 5268. International Environmental Policy
  • PPUA 5270. Food Systems and Public Policy
  • PPUA 5275. Philanthropy and Civil Society
  • PPUA 6201. The 21st-Century City: Urban Opportunities and Challenges in a Global Context
  • PPUA 6204. Urban Development and Politics
  • PPUA 6530. State and Local Public Finance
  • PPUA 6551. Nonprofit Organizations and Social Change
  • PPUA 6552. The Nonprofit Sector in Civil Society and Public Affairs
  • PPUA 6554. International NGOs and Transnational Activism
  • PPUA 7230. Housing Policy
  • PPUA 7231. Transportation Policy
  • PPUA 7233. Contemporary Community Development
  • PPUA 7234. Land Use and Urban Growth Policy
  • PPUA 7237. Advanced Spatial Analysis of Urban Systems.
  • PPUA 7239. Problems in Metropolitan Policymaking
  • PPUA 7249. Urban Coastal Sustainability
  • PPUA 7336. Social Capital and Resilience
  • PPUA 7346. Resilient Cities

Sociology

  • SOCL 1246. Environment and Society
  • SOCL 1275. Social Stratification
  • SOCL 2268. Social Movements
  • SOCL 2358. Current Issues in Cities and Suburbs
  • SOCL 2450. Class, Power, and Social Change
  • SOCL 3200. Cities in Global Context
  • SOCL 3465. Globalization and the Evolution of Human Societies
  • SOCL 7221. Globalization, Development, and Social Justice
  • SOCL 7230. Political Ecology of Global Capitalism
  • SOCL 7268. Globalization and the City
College of Arts, Media and Design

The College of Arts, Media and Design is a hub for inquiry, creativity, and entrepreneurship, blending rigorous academic excellence with a vibrant spirit of innovation.

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Architecture

  • ARCH 2250. Introduction to Sustainable Design in Architecture
  • ARCH 2260. Introduction to Building Systems
  • ARCH 5230. Structural Systems

Communication

  • COMM 1125. Science, Communication, and Society
  • COMM 1255. Communication in a Digital Age
  • COMM 1412. Social Movement Communication
  • COMM 2303. Global and Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 2551. Free Speech in Cyberspace
  • COMM 3304. Communication and Inclusion
  • COMM 3320. Political Communication
  • COMM 4631. Crisis Communication and Image Management
D’Amore-McKim School of Business

The School provides its students – undergraduate, graduate and executive – with the education, tools, and experience necessary to launch and accelerate successful business careers.

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Entrepreneurship

  • ENTR 2206. Global Social Enterprise
  • ENTR 2414. Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
  • ENTR 3212. Innovation for Social Change
  • ENTR 3306. Global Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 3310. Entrepreneurship and Social Ventures
  • ENTR 3520. Impact Investing and Social Finance
College of Computer and Information Science

The College is a national leader in education and research innovation focused on providing the knowledge and perspective needed in an increasingly complex world.

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Computer Science

  • CS 2550. Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • CS 3740. Systems Security
  • CS 4100. Artificial Intelligence
  • CET 4210. Robotics
  • CET 4230. Computer and Network Security
  • CS 4610. Robotic Science and Systems
  • CS 4740. Network Security
  • CS 4940. Research Projects on National Security
  • CS 5340. Computer/Human Interaction
  • CS 6740. Network Security
  • CS 6760. Privacy, Security, and Usability

Data Science

  • DS 4200. Information Presentation and Visualization
College of Engineering

Northeastern’s College of Engineering is optimally placed to respond to today’s engineering challenges; for more than a century, interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with the real world have been our guiding principles.

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Bioengineering

  • BIOE 2350. Biomechanics
  • BIOE 3210. Bioelectricity

Chemical Engineering

  • CHME 2320. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CHME 3322. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 2
  • CHME 5160. Drug Delivery: Engineering Analysis

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • CIVE 1200. How Cities Work: Experiencing Urban Infrastructure
  • CIVE 2221. Statics and Strength of Materials
  • CIVE 2320 Structural Analysis 1
  • CIVE 2331. Fluid Mechanics
  • CIVE 2334. Environmental Engineering 1
  • CIVE 2335. Environmental Engineering Chemistry
  • CIVE 3425. Steel Design
  • CIVE 3430. Engineering Microbiology and Ecology
  • CIVE 3435. Environmental Pollution Fate and Transport
  • CIVE 4540. Resource Recovery and Waste Treatment Technologies Abroad
  • CIVE 4777. Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities Abroad
  • CIVE 4778. Climate Adaptation and Policy Abroad
  • CIVE 5250. Organic Pollutants in the Environment
  • CIVE 5261. Dynamic Modeling for Environmental Investment and Policymaking
  • CIVE 5280. Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • CIVE 5373. Transportation Planning and Engineering
  • CIVE 7110. Critical Infrastructure Resilience
  • CIVE 7252. Water Engineering, Resources, and Energy Recovery
  • CIVE 7261. Surface Water Quality Modeling
  • CIVE 7263. Groundwater Quality Modeling
  • CIVE 7272. Air Quality Management
  • CIVE 7312. Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVE 7340. Seismic Analysis and Design
  • CIVE 7341. Structural Reliability
  • CIVE 7350. Behavior of Concrete Structures
  • CIVE 7351. Behavior of Steel Structures
  • CIVE 7354. Wind Engineering
  • CIVE 7355. Advanced Bridge Design

Energy Systems

  • ENSY 5100. Hydropower
  • ENSY 5200 Energy Storage Systems
  • ENSY 5300. Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • ENSY 5400 Power Plant Design and Analysis
  • ENSY 5500 Smart Grid

Telecommunications

  • TELE 5340. Telecommunications Public Policy and Business Management
  • TELE 5350. Telecom and Network Infrastructure
College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies at Northeastern fosters a learning environment for our students where programs taught are grounded in theory and applied in practice.

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Commerce and Economic Development

  • CED 6120. Environmental Economics
  • CED 6130. Sustainable Economic Development

Geographic Information Systems

  • GST 6102 Global Corporate and Social Responsibility
  • GST 6210. The Developers
  • GST 6220. Globalization of Emerging Economies
  • GST 6300 Terrorism and Security
  • GST 6327 Conflict and Postconflict Development
  • GST 6340. Poverty and Wealth
  • GST 6350. Global Economics of Food and Agriculture
  • GST 6610. Sustainable Development
  • GST 6700. Global Health Perspectives, Politics, and Experiences in International Development

Homeland Security

  • HLS 6010. The Unconventional Threat to Homeland Security
  • HLS 6020. Technology for Homeland Security
  • HLS 6030. Intelligence for Homeland Security
  • HLS 6035. Advanced Intelligence Applications for Homeland Security
  • HLS 6040. Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  • HLS 6070. Emergency Management and Geographic Information Systems
  • HLS 6080. Continuity of Operations and Planning
  • HLS 6090. Organization and Structural Continuity Planning
  • HLS 6100. Maritime and Port Security 1
  • HLS 6150. Essentials of Emergency Management
  • HLS 6155. Critical Infrastructure, Security, and Emergency Management
College of Science

The College of Science combines the outstanding academics, real-world experience, and interdisciplinary opportunities of a world-class research university.

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Biology

  • BIOL 1141. Microbes and Society
  • BIOL 1143. Biology and Society
  • BIOL 5583. Immunology

Biotechnology

  • BIOT 5810. Cutting-Edge Applications in Molecular Biotechnology

Earth and Environmental Studies

  • ENVR 1110. Global Climate Change
  • ENVR 1120. Oceans and Coasts
  • ENVR 3125. Global Oceanic Change
  • ENVR 3200. Water Resources
  • ENVR 4504. Environmental Pollution
  • ENVR 4515. Sustainable Development
  • ENVR 5400. Marine Science Policy and Ethics
  • ESC 2200. Natural Disasters: Evaluating Risk, Minimizing Loss

Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology

  • EEMB 3460. Conservation Biology
  • EEMB 3470. Coastal Ecology and Sustainability
  • EEMB 5536. Ocean and Coastal Sustainability

Marine Studies

  • MARS 3310. Water Resources Policy and Management
  • MARS 3325. Coastal Zone Management

Physics

  • PHYS 1132. Energy, Environment, and Society
School of Law

The School of Law is the only law school in the nation that enables you to graduate with a year of full-time work experience and one of the nation’s top schools in which to pursue a career in public interest.

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Bouvé College of Health Sciences

The college focuses its energy on impacting health and healthcare both locally and globally.

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