Arts and Humanities
The Babson College Liberal Arts Curriculum provides a broad and deep educational experience.
Students engage in a three-level (Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced) course of study designed by the Arts and Humanities and History and Society Divisions. This innovative program helps our students acquire frameworks for understanding complex aesthetic, ethical, cultural, and historical issues, and the abilities to explore and communicate critically about them. Our pedagogical philosophy is further distinguished by the fact that students are enrolled in both liberal arts and management courses throughout their four years and at increasingly higher levels of sophistication. Our dedication to the liberal arts demonstrates our commitment to educating the whole person and our conviction that the abilities developed in our program are invaluable to the business professional.
Courses in the Arts and Humanities Division explore how literary, philosophical, visual, and other artistic expression creates culture, imagines community, and explores the human condition. Students are challenged to cultivate ethical structures for interrogating the world, understanding choices, and making decisions. Through the study of formal, aesthetic concerns, students also explore how the arts inspire joy while educating and enriching us. Our talented and diverse faculty represents a range of disciplines in art history, creative writing, ethnomusicology, film studies, literature, philosophy, and studio art.