CROSS REGISTRATION TO OLIN COLLEGE
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.)
SCHOLAR IN ACTION EXPERIENCE
CXD3510 Scholar in Action Experience
2 credit - general credit
This two-credit course is designed to help individual students in the Bernon Scholar Program research, draft, and plan, execute, and evaluate a programmatic response to social or community need or concern for which the student is passionate.
This course is accomplished in five parts: Exploration of issue, benchmarking and research of existing responses, planning of student's response, execution of that response and the student reflection on efficiency and effectiveness.
Enrollment by Permission Only
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
FYS1000 First Year Seminar
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of skills necessary to be an engaged and participative member of the Babson community. This program will challenge students to critically examine important aspects of college student life (from exploring issues of ethics and diversity to the benefits of student organizations). In addition, this program will focus on many significant life skills such as effective communication and problem solving techniques. Students will earn one academic credit for their successful participation in this program. Participation in the First Year Seminar (FYS) is required for all Babson students.
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR - TRANSFER STUDENTS
FYS1001 First Year Seminar
Note: This section is for Transfer Students only.
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 FYS is a graduation requirement for all Babson students.
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
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