IMH2312 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.

Prerequisites: IMH2511, Instructor Permission

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Level: Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: IMH2312
  • Number of Credits: 1

NST1040 Human Biotechnology
4 Foundation Liberal Arts Credits
This course will provide you with a broad review of the basic scientific concepts, ethical considerations, and practical applications of biotechnology in our daily lives. We will discuss the regulations, technologies, and methods used by academic research laboratories, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries, and forensic scientists. Through this course, you will gain a number of different perspectives on personalized medicine, stem cells, drug discovery, development, and regulation, food, and the environment, all of which are directly connected to human health and well-being. By the end of this course, you will recognize the importance of biotechnology in the world today and see multiple scales of its application from molecular to global levels. You will be able to compare and contrast the positive and negative contributions biotechnology has made to our lives and you will grasp its strengths and limitations as we move forward into the middle of the 21st century.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Mathematics Analytics Science and Technology
  • Level: Foundation Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: NST1040
  • Number of Credits: 4

SCN3660 Human Health and Disease
4 Liberal Arts Credits
This class explores human health and disease. We identify the biological roots of infection, exploring advances in medicine and related disciplines. We analyze all facets of risk - from genetics to lifestyle - proceeding topically through major threats to human longevity and quality of life. Topics include the latest understanding of chronic illness - cancer, stroke, heart disease - that account for most premature mortality in the developed world. We will examine strategies to protect our health and to ameliorate some of the consequences of aging; we will investigate new challenges, such as emerging infections and eating disorders. Psychological aspects of wellness are discussed as well.

Prerequisites: Foundation Science

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Mathematics Analytics Science and Technology
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: SCN3660
  • Number of Credits: 4

SCN3635 Human Nutrition
(Formerly Personal Nutrition)
4 Advanced Liberal Arts Credits

Every day we are bombarded with information about diet and health, often confusing and contradictory. As consumers, it is difficult to separate fact from fad, truth from fiction. This course will provide a foundation in basic nutrition, including anatomy and physiology of the digestive tract and the development of disease, with the goal of applying this information to aid in making informed choices in the treatment and prevention of nutrition related disease. We will also explore how the personal actions a student can take to encourage a sustainable diet, defined as "food choices that maximize personal health while minimizing the impact on the environment.

Prerequisites: NST10%

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Mathematics Analytics Science and Technology
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: SCN3635
  • Number of Credits: 4

EPS3529 IDEATE
4 Advanced Management Credits

The ability to consistently recognize new ideas and seize opportunity develops over time, with experience and with knowledge. And when you don't have the knowledge and experience, it can seem very difficult to come up with new ideas and to know whether that idea has market potential that can develop into a viable and sustainable business. Welcome to IDEATE - a course designed to overcome your existing barriers to idea generation and help you develop a "practice" in ideation that will serve you well beyond this course.

Coming up with good business ideas can seem excruciatingly difficult. Ideation is challenging to most because 1) we don't give ourselves enough time to generate new and valuable ideas, 2) we don't continuously practice proven techniques, 3) we lack confidence in our creative abilities, and 4) we fear failure and rejection. As a result of these confounding challenges, the focus on just idea generation is too limiting. During this course we also focus on the development of your entrepreneurial mindset, your creative ability, and your courage to take action.

This course is not about the execution of ideas (there are many of courses for that), but rather about the generation of lots and lots of ideas with the associated mindset, skillset, and toolset to do so.

Prerequisite: (FME1000 and FME1001) or (EPS1000 and MOB1010)

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Entrepreneurship
  • Level: Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: EPS3529
  • Number of Credits: 4

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