Global and Regional Studies

Global and Regional Studies fosters the analytical skills students need to participate as socially responsible global citizens and to operate effectively in a globalized business environment. Embracing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, this concentration combines the deep understandings of cultural and socio-economic developments as the regional level with an exploration of the contours of the global community, especially through understanding global processes that impact specific regions or address specific problems. This concentration is particularly useful for students interested in international consulting and international development. Students interested in global careers can usefully pair this concentration with Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Marketing, and Strategic Management.

Sponsored by: History and Society Division

Faculty Contact: Stephen Deets

Required Courses

Students must take a total of 16 credits from the list below to complete this concentration, including at least one (1) Global Course and one (1) Regional Course. Students can count up to eight (8) credits from Intermediate Liberal Arts courses (CVA/HSS/LVA) towards the concentration. In addition, no more than two (2) courses can be from the same discipline (i.e. have the same three-letter designation).

Global Courses (choose at least one)

Intermediate Liberal Arts Courses

  • HSS 2025 Decolonization & Revolution in the 20th Century
  • HSS 2028 Global Politics
  • HSS 2033 Comparative Politics

Advanced Liberal Arts Courses Meeting the 46xx Requirement

  • ENV 4600 Climate Change Politics & Policy
  • ENV 4605 Global Environmental Activism
  • GDR 4605 Global Gender Politics
  • HIS 4612 Drugs and Intoxicants in World History
  • HIS 4626 Global Cities
  • LIT 4682 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights
  • POL 4604 Understanding Political Risk

Other Courses

  • ECN 3650 Contemporary Economic Systems
  • ECN 3660 International Trade Theory & Policy
  • ECN 3665 International Finance
  • LAW 3601 Public International Law

Regional Courses (choose at least one)

Intermediate Liberal Arts

  • CVA 2003 From Babson to New Delhi (Babson BRIC program)
  • CVA 2009 East Asian Cultures
  • CVA 2011 Introduction to Western Culture
  • CVA 2035 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
  • CVA 2055 Peoples and Culture of the Americas
  • CVA 2058 After the Dictator
  • LVA 2006 Russia in Modernity: Hist, Politics & Culture (Babson BRIC program)
  • HSS 2003 Latin American History
  • HSS 2006 South Asian History
  • HSS 2013 China Today
  • HSS 2032 African History & Foodways
  • HSS 2034 Modern European History
  • HSS 2038 Modern Middle East
  • HSS 2039 Contemporary Africa

​Advanced Liberal Arts Meeting the 46xx Requirement

  • ANT4606 Modern Israel: Conflicts in Context
  • HIS 4610 Social Responsibility in Thailand and Malaysia (Babson Elective Abroad)
  • HIS 4616 Rebuilding Cambodia
  • HUM 4611 Latin American Fiction and Film
  • HUM 4615 The City as Text: Mapping Cultural Histories in Barcelona & Madrid (Babson Elective Abroad)
  • POL 4601 Africa Rising
  • POL 4635 International Politics of Asia

Other Courses

  • ECN 3625 The EU Today: Economic and Political Integration
  • ECN 3645 Business & Economic Policy in the Developing World
  • ECN 3662 Political Economy of Latin American Development & Underdevelopment
  • ECN 3677 Regional Economies: Prospects & Tensions in Latin America's Southern Cove (Babson Elective Abroad)
  • Any language course at the 2000 level and above