CSP2026 Immigrants, Race and the American Promise

(Formerly CVA2026)
4 Intermediate Liberal Arts Credits
This intermediate course will consider the nature of American culture and identity through the experiences of the nation's immigrants and its ethnic citizens. What sacrifices have immigrants and ethnic Americans made in order to become members of the national community? How have they contributed to the development of modern America? How have they re-shaped the culture, politics, and economy of the U.S.? How have immigrants and citizens of color adapted the mythology of the American Dream to achieve success? What does the larger narrative of immigration, race, and ethnicity tell us about our nation's values and our own identity as citizens? Throughout the semester, students will use historical texts, novels, and selected works of film and music to consider these questions. Selected themes for the course include the _Melting Pot_ and multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, anti-immigrant agitation and legislation, the nature of the American Dream, and the development of ethnic communities and businesses. The class will cover the time period from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Prerequisites: (FCI1000 or AHS1000) and (WRT1001or RHT1000)

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: History and Society
  • Level: Intermediate Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: CSP2026
  • Number of Credits: 4

MBA7511 Inclusive Leadership
3 Credits

Inclusive Entrepreneurial Leadership will be a 3 credit graduate course delivered within the Certificate of Advanced Management (CAM) initiative at Babson College.

Rationale: The CAMs team has identified extensive interest in the marketplace for a foundational course on inclusive leadership.

This course begins with an overview of the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and the imperative for inclusive leadership practices to drive innovation and growth. Students will build requisite "inclusion acumen" through self-assessments, experiential exercises, readings, peer discussion forums, and entrepreneurial action experiments designed to enhance inclusive leadership behaviors and effectiveness. Topics explored include implicit and explicit bias; identity, power and privilege; gender and women in the workplace; inclusion, bias and race; intercultural competence and workplace cultures. Through increased self-awareness, expanded mindsets and refined skill sets, students will be prepared to leverage difference as a strength as they co-create reciprocal value with their colleagues, employees, and other strategic stakeholders.


Broader Perspective: If this course is successful, all or part will be available for inclusion within future DE&I focused courses within the undergraduate and graduate programs.

NOTE: This course was designed with an intentional inclusion strategy. 20+ faculty and staff members from across the campus provided input and several have agreed to host deep dive office hours on their topic of expertise.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Graduate Elective (Grad)
  • Course Number: MBA7511
  • Number of Credits: 3

IND3612 Independent Research

Independent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Registrar's office. Please contact your Class Dean for registration details.

Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and the student's Class Dean. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through his or her own initiative and for obtaining the advisor's prior approval before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Undergraduate School.

Independent Research projects may carry 1,2,3 or 4 credits depending on the scope of the project as approved by the student's faculty advisor.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: IND3612
  • Number of Credits: 2

IND3604 Independent Research

Independent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Registrar's office. Please contact your Class Dean for registration details.

Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and the student's Class Dean. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through his or her own initiative and for obtaining the advisor's prior approval before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Undergraduate School.

Independent Research projects may carry 1,2,3 or 4 credits depending on the scope of the project as approved by the student's faculty advisor.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: IND3604
  • Number of Credits: 4

IND3603 Independent Research

Independent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Registrar's office. Please contact your Class Dean for registration details.

Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and the student's Class Dean. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through his or her own initiative and for obtaining the advisor's prior approval before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Undergraduate School.

Independent Research projects may carry 1,2,3 or 4 credits depending on the scope of the project as approved by the student's faculty advisor.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: IND3603
  • Number of Credits: 3

IND3602 Independent Research

Independent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Registrar's office. Please contact your Class Dean for registration details.

Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and the student's Class Dean. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through his or her own initiative and for obtaining the advisor's prior approval before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Undergraduate School.

Independent Research projects may carry 1,2,3 or 4 credits depending on the scope of the project as approved by the student's faculty advisor.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: IND3602
  • Number of Credits: 2

IND3601 Independent Research

Independent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Registrar's office. Please contact your Class Dean for registration details.

Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and the student's Class Dean. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through his or her own initiative and for obtaining the advisor's prior approval before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Undergraduate School.

Independent Research projects may carry 1, 2, 3 or 4 credits depending on the scope of the project as approved by the student's faculty advisor.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: IND3601
  • Number of Credits: 1

IND2503
Independent Research

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad)
  • Course Number: IND2503
  • Number of Credits: 3

ECN7580 Independent Research

1.5-3 CreditsIndependent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Graduate Programs and Student Affairs.


Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and Graduate Programs and Student Affairs. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through the student's own initiative and obtain the advisor's prior consent/commitment before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Graduate School. The research project normally carries 1.5 or 3 credits.

For more information and a proposal outline please visit: http://www.babson.edu/Academics/graduate/mba/Pages/independent-research.aspx

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Economics
  • Level: Graduate Elective (Grad)
  • Course Number: ECN7580
  • Number of Credits: 3

STR7580 Independent Research

1.5-3 CreditsIndependent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Graduate Programs and Office of Graduate Academic Services.

Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and Graduate Academic Services. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through the student's own initiative and obtain the advisor's prior consent/commitment before applying for an independent research project. The research project normally carries 1.5 or 3 credits.

For more information and a proposal outline please visit: http://www.babson.edu/Academics/graduate/mba/Pages/independent-research.aspx

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Graduate Elective (Grad)
  • Course Number: STR7580
  • Number of Credits: 3