ART4610 Arts of the Renaissance: Patrons, Politics and Piety
(Formerly VSA4610)
4 Advanced Liberal Arts CreditsThis is an advanced level course in the area of Literature and the Visual Arts. This course examines some of the major paintings and sculptures and architecture from Italy and Northern Europe that shaped modern culture. The Renaissance was a period of discoveries. New concepts of the self, new markets, new technologies, new devotions changed the shape of Europe. Works of art document many of the transformations that occurred between the Black Death and the Protestant Reformation. It will develop skills in interpreting visual images and build competence in creative thinking. Class lectures and discussions will be based primarily on slide presentations.

This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Spring or Fall

Prerequisites: 3 Intermediate liberal arts courses (CVA, LVA, HSS, CSP, LTA in any combination)

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Arts and Humanities
  • Level: Advanced Liberal Arts 4600 Requirement (UGrad),Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: ART4610
  • Number of Credits: 4

NST2070 Astrobiology and the Emergence of Complex Systems
4 Intermediate Liberal Arts Credits
The prospects for simple and intelligent life beyond earth are discussed in terms of planetary science, molecular biology, complexity theory, evolution and thermodynamics. Discussions will focus on the processes leading to the emergence of complex systems as well as the biological and physical interdependencies of life and the environment.

Prerequisites: NST10XX

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Mathematics Analytics Science and Technology
  • Level: Intermediate Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: NST2070
  • Number of Credits: 4

NST1010 Astronomy
4 Credits
The evolution and structure of the universe are explained using underlying basic physical principles along with the historical development of our present understanding. We will explore the instruments and data collection techniques used by astronomers and learn how they can be applied to solve problems in other disciplines.

Prerequisites: None

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Mathematics Analytics Science and Technology
  • Level: Foundation Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: NST1010
  • Number of Credits: 4

ACC4520 Auditing
4 General Credits
This course examines the interrelation of audit standards, procedures, and internal control techniques with the final auditor's certificate; auditing techniques, statistical sampling methods, and the impact of electronic data processing (EDP) procedures on the auditor.

This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Fall and Summer I


Prerequisites: ACC3500

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Accounting and Law
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: ACC4520
  • Number of Credits: 4

FIN4521 Babson College Fund I
4 General Elective Credits
The Babson College Fund is a two-semester course, where selected students manage a portion of the Babson College endowment. The Babson College Fund Office selects undergraduate and graduate students to be analysts and portfolio managers.

By learning the basics of security analysis and portfolio management, it is hoped that students will be prepared to take jobs in the Investment Management and Investment Banking industries post-graduation.

The Program Director and Executives in Residence are committed to helping this pursuit as much as possible. The course also requires that students refine their networking skills and develop a proficiency in the analytical tools available through the Cutler Center to maximize their employment prospects.

Prerequisites: Program Director (Patrick Gregory) Permission

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Finance
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: FIN4520
  • Number of Credits: 4

FIN4521 Babson College Fund II
4 General Elective Credits
The Babson College Fund is a two-semester course, where selected students manage a portion of the Babson College endowment. The Babson College Fund Office selects undergraduate and graduate students to be analysts and portfolio managers.

By learning the basics of security analysis and portfolio management, it is hoped that students will be prepared to take jobs in the Investment Management and Investment Banking industries post-graduation.

The Program Director and Executives in Residence are committed to helping this pursuit as much as possible. The course also requires that students refine their networking skills and develop a proficiency in the analytical tools available through the Cutler Center to maximize their employment prospects.

Prerequisites: Program Director (Patrick Gregory) Permission

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Finance
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: FIN4521
  • Number of Credits: 4

EPS3514 Be the Change

2 General Credits

The course is designed for creative changemakers committed to utilizing their entrepreneurial leadership and global mindset to make a positive social impact and work towards social justice. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development goals and the issues that exist at the heart of the social problems social entrepreneurs aim to address. Students will explore the moral and ethical questions that face non-profit organizations social enterprises, and social entrepreneurs and learn motivation, approach, and best practices as it applies to social change makers. Students will be equipped with the tools and methods to apply their entrepreneurial mindset to advance equity and social justice and create a response to a social problem they would like to address.

Note: The Natalie Taylor Scholars will use what they create in this course and implement it in the Scholar in Action EPS3534-01.

Prerequisite: FME

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Entrepreneurship
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: EPS3514
  • Number of Credits: 2

ART1175 Beginning Painting Watercolor and Acrylic
4 General Credits
This is an introductory level course designed to bring students through basic aspects of drawing in a wide range of media. No previous experience is required. Issues such as line, tone, mark making, gesture form, light sources, figure/ground relationships, and perspective to overall compositions will be addressed separately and in the many ways that they relate to one another in a drawing. Students will draw observationally from life and from their own drawings, learning how to use each of these concepts as tools in order to draw and see more analytically. We will work with a wide range of materials from basic graphite pencils and charcoal to ink washes, conte crayon on gesso treated paper, silverpoint, collage, and printmaking. Slides of various artists' work will be discussed in relation to concepts and processes explored in class. Student work will be discussed in group critiques with full class participation. Students should be committed to expanding their skills and can expect project deadlines. There will be some expense for materials.

This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Fall

Prerequisites: None

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Arts and Humanities
  • Level: Free Elective (UGrad)
  • Course Number: ART1175
  • Number of Credits: 4

SEN1328 Behind the Playlist: Music Business 101(Senior Instructor: Nikhil Anand) Behind the Playlist: Music Business 101 will give students a comprehensive look into the business of music. Through interactive lectures, case studies, and guest speakers, students will be introduced to the various components of the music business. Course topics include music contracts, recording v. publishing, streaming, touring, data in music, and the pros and cons of independence.

Course Schedule:
Class 1 - Wednesday, Jan 29
Class 2 - Wednesday, Feb 5
Class 3 - Wednesday, Feb 12
Class 4 - Wednesday, Feb 19
Class 5 - Wednesday, Feb 26
Class 6/Showcase - Wednesday, March 4

Senior-Led Seminars are free, non-credit courses taught by seniors at Babson. Upon successful completion of a seminar, students will receive a grade of non-credit pass (NCP) and the course will appear on their transcript.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Course Number: SEN1328
  • Number of Credits: 0

SEN1333 Beyond Babson! Navigating Responsible Adulthood

(Student Instructors: Amalya Khashimova and Kemper Watson) Nothing feels better than being efficient and in control. Acquiring the skills to feel that way, however, can take time, and students are all busy (beavers!). In this interactive course, students will learn strategies to save time and money, and to ensure they look and feel their absolute best as they transition into adult life. Students will learn the basics of dress, cooking, mixology, budgeting, and establishing routines to keep their selves and their spaces crisp. Fellow student experts and real-deal adults will help students gain the confidence to make it on their own!

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Course Number: SEN1333
  • Number of Credits: 0