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BABSON STUDY ABROAD

BE THE CHANGE:EVALUATING SOCIAL IMPACT

CXD3500 Be the Change: Evaluating Social Impact 2 credit - general credit This course is designed to help students frame and evaluate a number of questions and topics within the realm of social change. In doing so, we will explore the methods of making change and those players that make it happen. We will identify tools to use in evaluating the potential, progress and impact of nonprofits and change by studying specific organizations and change makers throughout history. We will discuss moral and ethical questions that face non-profits, social enterprises and social entrepreneurs and explore motivation, approach and best practices as it applies to social change makers. These discussions will mold our evaluation and exploration of the skill set necessary to implement one's passion for social change into one's future. Prerequisite: RHT A & B, OEM & MCE & ASM3300 (ASM may be taken concurrently.)

CROSS REGISTRATION AT OLIN COLLEGE

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR

FYS1000 First Year Seminar The First Year Seminar provides students with an opportunity to become engaged members of the Babson community. This course will challenge students to critically examine important aspects of college student life, such as engaging in scholarly discussions, living with an “Entrepreneurial Mindset”, and managing life as pro-active learners. Students will also be asked to reflect on their own abilities and how they can make an impact on-campus and beyond. Additionally, students will develop important relationships with fellow students, peer leaders, faculty, and administrators. Students will earn a grade and one academic credit for their successful participation in this program. Participation in the First Year Seminar (FYS) is required for all Babson students during their first semester at the college.

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: CAREER DEVELOPMENT

FYS1000 First Year Seminar: Career Development The First Year Seminar provides students with an opportunity to become engaged members of the Babson community. This specialized section will have a focus on the career development life-cycle of self-understanding, career research, planning and execution. This course will also challenge students to critically examine important aspects of college student life, such as engaging in scholarly discussions, living with an “Entrepreneurial Mindset”, and managing life as pro-active learners. Students will also be asked to reflect on their own abilities and how they can make an impact on-campus and beyond. Additionally, students will develop important relationships with fellow students, peer leaders, faculty, and administrators. Students will earn a grade and one academic credit for their successful participation in this program. Participation in the First Year Seminar (FYS) is required for all Babson students during their first semester at the college.

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: CWEL SCHOLARS

FYS1000 First Year Seminar:CWEL Scholars This specialized section of FYS provides students with an opportunity to become engaged members of the Babson community. This specialized section will explore concepts of entrepreneurial leadership and gender, laying the foundation for the CWEL Scholar experience. This course will also challenge students to critically examine important aspects of college student life, such as engaging in scholarly discussions, living with an “Entrepreneurial Mindset”, and managing life as pro-active learners. Students will also be asked to reflect on their own abilities and how they can make an impact on-campus and beyond. Additionally, students will develop important relationships with fellow students, peer leaders, faculty, and administrators. Students will earn a grade and one academic credit for their successful participation in this program. Participation in the First Year Seminar (FYS) is required for all Babson students during their first semester at the college.

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: LEADERSHIP

FYS1000 First Year Seminar: Leadership The First Year Seminar provides students with an opportunity to become engaged members of the Babson community. This specialized section will help students understand their leadership strengths through the quadrants of Emotional Intelligence. Students will also participate in individual and group activities that explore the Entrepreneurial Leadership with a Global Mindset theory. This course will also challenge students to critically examine important aspects of college student life, such as engaging in scholarly discussions, living with an “Entrepreneurial Mindset”, and managing life as pro-active learners. Students will also be asked to reflect on their own abilities and how they can make an impact on-campus and beyond. Additionally, students will develop important relationships with fellow students, peer leaders, faculty, and administrators. Students will earn a grade and one academic credit for their successful participation in this program. Participation in the First Year Seminar (FYS) is required for all Babson students during their first semester at the college.

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: LIVING ENTREPRENEURS

FYS1000 First Year Seminar The First Year Seminar provides students with an opportunity to become engaged members of the Babson community. This specialized section will provide students with the opportunity to successfully incorporate Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® into everyday life. This section will also place an emphasis on residents who will engage in enrichment programs and complete an impact project in which they identify a situation on campus or in their community, and then track the ways they have attempted to make changes or find a solution. This course will also challenge students to critically examine important aspects of college student life, such as engaging in scholarly discussions, living with an “Entrepreneurial Mindset”, and managing life as pro-active learners. Students will also be asked to reflect on their own abilities and how they can make an impact on-campus and beyond. Additionally, students will develop important relationships with fellow students, peer leaders, faculty, and administrators. Students will earn a grade and one academic credit for their successful participation in this program. Participation in the First Year Seminar (FYS) is required for all Babson students during their first semester at the college. Note: Students must have submitted an application form in order to be enrolled in this section.

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: LIVING SOCIAL CHANGE

FYS1000 First Year Seminar: Living Social Change/Living Learning Community The First Year Seminar provides students with an opportunity to become engaged members of the Babson community. In this specialized section students will learn the principles, values and skills necessary to lead and succeed in organizations that make a positive difference and social change in today’s world. Students will explore elements of leadership such as identity, and culture, and apply this knowledge to a range of social issues in a variety of social contexts where individual or community leadership is required. This course will also challenge students to critically examine important aspects of college student life, such as engaging in scholarly discussions, living with an “Entrepreneurial Mindset”, and managing life as pro-active learners. Students will also be asked to reflect on their own abilities and how they can make an impact on-campus and beyond. Additionally, students will develop important relationships with fellow students, peer leaders, faculty, and administrators. Students will earn a grade and one academic credit for their successful participation in this program. Participation in the First Year Seminar (FYS) is required for all Babson students during their first semester at the college. Students must have submitted an application form in order to be enrolled in this section.

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: TRANSFER SECTION

FYS1001 First Year Seminar: Transfer Section This Section is for Transfer Students only. The First Year Seminar provides students with an opportunity to become engaged members of the Babson community. This course will challenge students to critically examine important aspects of college student life, such as engaging in scholarly discussions, living with an “Entrepreneurial Mindset”, and managing life as pro-active learners. Students will also be asked to reflect on their own abilities and how they can make an impact on-campus and beyond. Additionally, students will develop important relationships with fellow students, peer leaders, faculty, and administrators. Students will earn a grade and one academic credit for their successful participation in this program. Participation in the First Year Seminar (FYS) is required for all Babson students during their first semester at the college.

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR:LEADERSHIP

FYS1000 First Year Seminar: Leadership The First Year Seminar provides students with an opportunity to become engaged members of the Babson community. This specialized section will help students understand their leadership strengths through the quadrants of Emotional Intelligence. Students will also participate in individual and group activities that explore the Entrepreneurial Leadership with a Global Mindset theory. This course will also challenge students to critically examine important aspects of college student life, such as engaging in scholarly discussions, living with an “Entrepreneurial Mindset”, and managing life as pro-active learners. Students will also be asked to reflect on their own abilities and how they can make an impact on-campus and beyond. Additionally, students will develop important relationships with fellow students, peer leaders, faculty, and administrators. Students will earn a grade and one academic credit for their successful participation in this program. Participation in the First Year Seminar (FYS) is required for all Babson students during their first semester at the college.

HONORS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

HONORS SEMINAR II

IMH2512 Honors Seminar II - This Seminar will meet every other week beginning 1/21 Honors Seminar II is designed to guide Honors Program students through the writing process for their honors project proposal. In this seminar students will identify a research topic, develop a research question, learn how to do a scholarly literature search and use research in their writing, and write a final, polished version of the honors project proposal. The course will be run as a workshop so attendance at all sessions and adherence to all deadlines is essential. This course is required for all junior Honors Program students. Prerequisite: IMH2511, Instructor Permission

SAN FRANCISCO SEMESTER

BUSINESS PRACTICUM

Business Practicum course for internship

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

LSE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM (HNRS)

LSE3001 LSE Study Abroad Program (HNRS)

HONORS SEMINAR I

This section of the Honors Seminar will meet every other week beginning on The first semester of the Honors Seminar is designed to accomplish three complementary goals. The seminar provides an opportunity for sophomore honors students to continue to build their community by meeting every other week to discuss an important issue from the perspectives of a number of different disciplines. These discussions will be led by various members of the Babson faculty and will include reference to some preliminary research done by students prior to the class. Secondly, the seminar will expose students to a wide variety of research methodologies and protocols in the contexts of these important issues, so students may become familiar with the processes they will undertake in completing their Honors Projects in their junior and senior years. Thirdly, students will meet a number of different members of the Babson faculty who may serve as important resources in future semesters. The Honors Seminar is a requirement for all students in the Honors Program, will be graded, and carries one credit for the semester. A second Honors Seminar semester must be taken in either the fall or spring of the student's junior year. Prerequisite: Permission by: Instructor Permission

MKT BEAUTY AND FASH ETHICAL STANDPOINT

SEN1303 Marketing Beauty and Fashion from an Ethical Standpoint (Senior Instructor: Brittany Lo) The course will focus on identifying marketing differentiation strategies in the luxury sector of the beauty and fashion industry. Questions we will consider are: Why are luxury brands’ marketing strategies the strongest? Why are people willing to pay such high prices for these brands? How do ethical business practices determine a brand’s success? The course will use the “Paradoxes of Luxury” framework to analyze real world cases, such as L’Oreal, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton. Course Schedule: Fridays: January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28 and March 7 (Showcase of all Senior-Led Seminars)

MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT

SEN1304 Mobile App Development (Senior Instructor: Alexander Deeb) In Mobile App Development, students will create an application on the Windows Phone platform using the C# programming language. During this process, students will learn programming fundamentals such as data types, conditional statements, and more. Finally, students will gain insight on how to present app ideas to developers. No previous programming knowledge is assumed or required, although basic knowledge of the Windows operating system is expected. Course Schedule: Fridays: January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28 and March 7 (Showcase of all Senior-Led Seminars)
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