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.)
Business Practicum course for internship
CROSS REGISTRATION TO OLIN COLLEGE
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
INTENSIVE RHETORIC WRITING TUTORIAL
Intensive Rhetoric Writing Tutorial
(Foundation Lib Arts)
LSE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM (HNRS)
LSE Study Abroad Program (HNRS)
DESIGNING PRES TO TELL POWERFUL STORIES
SEN1201: Designing Presentations to Tell Powerful Stories
(Senior Instructor: Amy Malinowski) It is approximated that there are more than 30 million PowerPoint presentations made each day. That is a lot of time and resources spent presenting—especially if much of that time is wasted on really awful presentations. To communicate effectively, you first have to identify the audience, then organize a coherent narrative, and finally create and deliver that narrative powerfully both orally and visually. This creative process is often something we make no time for but is crucial if we want to design a presentation that will really resonate. In this course, students will learn the process and technical skills needed to design truly great presentations.
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
FYS1300 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.
HONORS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
HONORS SEMINAR I
This section of the Honors Seminar will meet every other week beginning on January 23rd
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
MOTIVATE YOURSELF:HEALTH AND FITNESS EAS
SEN1203: Motivate Yourself: Making Health and Fitness Easy
(Senior Instructor: Jamie Doyle) This course focuses on motivating and educating men and women about good health in the fields of fitness and nutrition. Over the weeks of the course, we will delve into and practice the basics of strength training, nutrition and overall fitness. We will also discuss the importance of clean eating, cardio and living a heart-healthy life. The course ranges from etiquette at the gym to the actual biology and physics behind working out and eating right. We will dispel myths about the field and students will spend time researching and analyzing websites, companies, and fitness centers that promote good health. In addition to active discussion and interaction with class lectures, this class will involve participation in fitness activities.
POLITICAL EDUCATION: LEARNING KEY ISSUES
SEN1202: Political Education: Learning the Key Issues
(Senior Instructor: Eddie Rosen) Do you want to talk confidently and feel educated about the crucial political issues of our time? Students often hear about Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, the stimulus, and the auto-industry bailouts, but don’t truly understand them in depth. This class will help students form educated opinions on these and other major domestic policies of the past four years. We will gain a basic understanding of the historical background of the issues, and lay out facts that properly and clearly explain what in fact happened. While there are key social and economic policies that will definitely be covered throughout the course, its direction will be dictated by what most interests the class. By the end of this course, students will not only see a drastic difference in their knowledge of current events, but will have a new found self-assurance in political discussions. No prior knowledge or experience necessary.
RELATIONSHIP MGMT: MAXIMIZING YOUR EQ
SEN1205: Relationship Management: Maximizing Your EQ
(Senior Instructor: Phyleka Rogers) At Babson, we talk all the time about the value of networking. But do we really understand what networking is or how to do it? Critical to our interface with others is our understanding of self. This course explores the role that we have in establishing and sustaining productive relationships with others. We will examine the components of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), leadership theories, and Kouzes’ and Posner’s “The Leadership Challenge.” Students will engage in thought-provoking discussion, participate in self-reflection workshops, and develop personalized networking action plans.
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
SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND DESIGN
SEN1204: Sustainable Fashion and Design
(Senior Instructor: Elise Drake) This course will examine the often unexplored relationship between sustainability and the fashion industry. Students will learn about the sustainable (and not-so-sustainable) practices of clothing companies in an effort to understand the impact that consumers can make through their purchases. In the design portion of this course, students will have the opportunity to design their own sustainable fashion lines using common materials such as glue, thread, and paint. These fashion lines will be showcased at the end of the semester. No prerequisites or prior craft experience required.