Featured Cross Registered Courses

  • Spanish Summer 2019
  • Korean Fall 2019
  • Unintended Consequences

    Babson SUS3601 - Unintended Consequences: At the Interface of Business and the Environment

  • German

Interested at cross-registering for a course at Babson, Wellesley, or Olin? Click here to find out more information on the cross-registration process.  Here are some featured courses being offered for the Fall 2019 semester:

Summer 2019

Wellesley College:

Click here for a full list of Wellesley's Summer Course Listings

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish
Course Instructor: Professor Koichi Hagimoto
Course Meeting Times: 
Spanish 201 - Summer I:  June 3 - June 28
Spanish 201 - Summer II:  July 8 - August 2
MWF 1:30 pm - 5:35 pm

Are you interested in taking Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 201-202) at Wellesley College this summer? Our summer courses tend to very small, so you will receive a lot of personalized attention and support. Especially for those of you who are thinking about studying abroad or working in a Spanish-speaking environment, taking 201-202 over the summer will be a great way to accelerate the learning process. This course will be highly interactive and draw heavily from cultural elements, such as music, film, literature and art.

SOC 207: Schools and Society
Course Instructor: Professor Ethel Mickey
Course Meeting Times: Summer I: MR 1:30 pm - 4:50 pm, W 1:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Why does everyone go to school in the United States? Why do some students learn more than others? How do schools perpetuate inequalities along class, gender, and race? How does the “hidden curriculum” shape educational experience? How does the US school system compare to those in other countries? What makes it so hard to bring about change in schools?

Fall 2019

Babson College:

ART 4615-01: Racing Towards the Future: Early 20th Century Art
Course Instructor: Professor Janice Yellin
Course Meeting Times:
ART 4615-01: TR 11:30 am - 1:05 pm
ART 4615-02: TR 1:15 pm - 2:50 pm

Between 1900 -1938, young artists grappled with enormous political, scientific, technological, and social disruptions that threw them headlong into the modern world. Styles such as Symbolism, Cubism, Futurism, Expressivism, Dada, and Surrealism were their responses to changes in established ways of thinking and being that marked the beginning of the 20th century. Visits to The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Davies Museum of Wellesley College and the Fogg Museum of Harvard University, which have very strong collections from this period, will offer students the opportunity to directly experience this art. The students’ final project will be the creation of either a small thematic museum exhibit, making a forgery of an early 20th century artist, or a project created by the student and approved by the professor

FIN 3512: Real Estate Transactions and Law
Course Instructor: Erin Degnan Escobedo
Course Meeting Times: TR 9:45 am - 11:20 am

This course should appeal to students who are interested in careers in the real estate industry or personally owning or investing in real estate.  Students will be introduced to the real estate markets, explore the process of buying, selling, financing and leasing real estate, and learn how the parties to a real estate deal manage risks and execute business strategy.  By examining the documentation from actual real estate transactions, students will learn how the business terms of a deal are incorporated into the transaction's legal documentation.  Students will also gain valuable insights on the real estate markets from industry experts who are guest speakers in the course.

MOB 3578: Integrated Product Design/Technology for Good
Professor: Professor Jennifer Bailey
Course Meeting Time:  W 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is a course with interdisciplinary students teams from Babson, Olin College of Engineering and Mass College of Art and Design. Each team has students from each school and works together to design a product which solves a social probkem with a technology solution.  By the end of the course each team generates the following prototypes for their Technology for Good  Social Innovation.


Olin College:

ENGR 2110: Principals of Engineering
Course Instructors: Siddhartan Govindasamy; Aaron Hoover; Amon Millner; TBD
Course Meeting Times:
ENGR 2110-01: TF 9:00 am - 10:40 am
ENGR 2110-02: TF 9:00 am - 10:40 am
ENGR 2110-03: TF 10:50 am - 12:30 pm
ENGR 2110-04: TF 10:50 am - 12:30 pm

Through a significant project experience, students will learn to integrate analysis, qualitative design, quantitative optimization, experiments, and simulations to improve their ability to engineer real systems. In each section of the course, students will work in small multidisciplinary teams to design and to build a mechatronic system of their own choosing. Each project must include both a nontrivial mechanical system design and a nontrivial electronic system design involving both hardware and software components. Projects will be subject to realistic materials, process, and budgetary constraints.

ENGR 2199: Special Tops in Engineering:Small Satelite Laboratory I
Course Instuctor:  Professor Chris Lee
Meeting Times: MR 3:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you want to design, build, and test a satellite that will be launched into space?  That is exactly what we'll be doing during the next academic year as part of the ThinSat program.  Our ThinSat (approximate dimensions 11 x 11 x 1.25 cm and mass 280 g) has a specific NASA-sponsored mission related to the tracking of orbital debris. 

Project work will involve all aspects of the satellite including embedded programming, sensor measurements, data transmission and communication, mechanical design, attitude dynamics, environmental testing, and systems integration.  Related background and context will be convered as needed.

ENGR3199: Renewable Energy
Course Instructor: Rebecca Christianson
Course Meeting Times: TF 10:50 am - 12:30 pm

One of the most significant challenges facing the people of the world is access to safe, affordable, sustainable power.  Primary sources of renewable energy include solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind.  In this class, we will explore the fundamental funcioning and engineering implementation of renewable energy sources, including discussion of the grid and storage technologies (batteries) to mitigate intermittency.  A systems-level exploration of emerging understanding and future opportunities for designing the impact of renewable energy technology on human populations, economic, social and political power structures will be included as an integral part of this class.

ENGR 3299: Introduction to Immersive Experience Design
Course Instructor: Creative-in-Reference, Tom Pearson
Course Meeting Times: TF 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The course is geared toward beginners, with or without previous experience in performing arts, who are interested in exploring the medium of immersive, site-specific, design and performance to create powerful experiences.  The curriculum explores methods for creating, designing, directing, and performing in non-traditional formats and ways of crafting meaningful, resonant, and engaging audience experiences.  Participants will attend and view a curated selection of immersive theater experiences and will have a hands-on and active involvement in the course, where they will work together in a collaborative environment that fosters experimentation and discourse.  The course describes big concepts by doing, by putting students in the active roles of performer, designer, and director through a series of scenarios and using a grab bag of tools and exercises.  Students with strong interest in theater, game design, user experience design, sound design, creative and generative practices, and interactive narrative forms are strongly encouraged to enroll, but this course will provide meaningful engagement with immersive experience design for any student.

Wellesley College:

CLCV 241: Running a Business in Ancient Rome
Course Instructor: Professor Ray Starr
Course Meeting Times: TF 11:20 am - 12:35 pm
Ancient Rome’s economy was pre-industrial but highly developed and sophisticated.  We will study fundamental large-scale questions such as the labor force with both free and slave labor, raw materials acquisition, start-up capital, transportation by land and sea, state involvement in the economy, banking, production methods, marketing, and retail trade. We will also study how individual businesses and trades operated, such as restaurants, furniture making, agriculture, pottery production, construction, stonework, lodging, sex work, handcrafts, textile and clothing production, dry-cleaning, and professional services (e.g., education). What modern models and approaches, including behavioral economics, help us understand ancient Roman businesses? Possible projects include case studies, consultations with modern craftspeople, and development of business plans.

Max Enrollment: 25
Prerequisites: None.
Distribution Requirements: HS - Historical Studies; SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis
ENG 382: Literary Theory
Course Instructor: Yoon Lee
Course Meeting Times: TF 2:10 pm - 3:25 pm)

A survey of major developments in literary theory and criticism. Discussion will focus on important perspectives including structuralism, Marxism, feminism, post-colonial theory, queer theory; and individual critics and theorists ranging from Plato and Kant to Foucault, Judith Butler, and Sianne Ngai.

GER101: Beginning German
Course Instructor:  Professor Nolden
Course Meeting Times: 
GER 101-01: TF 9:55 am - 11:10 am, W 10:30 am - 11:20 am
GER 101-02: 11:20 am - 12:35 pm, W 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Germany is more than Oktoberfest - it's an economic powerhouse, a cultural center, and an important political actor in today's global world.  Come learn German and gain the basic tools to understand German history and culture and to live, study, or work there!  This introductory course takes a communicative approach, practicing all 4 language skills: speaking, listening, writing, and reading.  Online activities emphasize forms of everyday communication and cultural competence.
HEBR 101-01: Introduction to Modern Hebrew
Course Instructor: Professor Gil Chalamish
Course Meeting Times: MWR 9:55 am - 11:10 am

Introduction to Hebrew with emphasis on its contemporary spoken and written form. Learn grammar and extensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing about topics such as getting acquainted, learning and living situations. Develop understanding for the unique culture represented in the Language.  Students will master a basic vocabulary of approximately 100 words as well as basic verb patterns.  No previous experience necessary.

HNUR 101: Elementary Hindi/Urdu
Course Instructor: Professor Shukla-Bhatt
Course Meeting Times: TF 8:30 am - 9:45 am, W 8:30 am - 9:20 am

An introduction to the most widely spoken language in the South Asian subcontinent, which is also used extensively for interregional and international communications. Learning this language provides a linguistic passport to things South Asian. The language-often referred to as "Hindustani"-is written in two different scripts: the Perso-Arabic based Urdu, and the Sanskrit based Devanagari (Hindi). Students will learn to converse in the language and to read and write in both scripts. Conventional teaching materials will be supplemented by popular songs and clips from contemporary Indian cinema and television, the two internationally popular media that use this language.

ITAL 101 01-02: Elementary Italian
Course Instructors: Flavia Laviosa (01), David Ward (02)
Course Meeting Times:
ITAL 101-01: MR 8:30 am - 9:45 am, W 8:30 am - 9:20 am
ITAL 101-02: RF 11:20 am - 12:35 pm, W 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

These courses focus on the development of basic language skills through the study of grammar. Viewing of language video programs, television programs, and films; listening to traditional and modern songs; and reading of passages and short stories, writing of compositions and oral presentations on cultural topics offer an introduction to Italy and its culture.

JPN 101-102 Beginning Japanese
Course Instructors: Professor Robert Goree and Professor Eiko Torii-Williams
Course Meeting Times: MTRF 8:30 am - 9:45 am or MTRF 9:55 am - 11:10 am

Introduction to the modern standard Japanese language. Emphasis on developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, using basic expressions and sentence patterns. Four 75 minute classes plus one blended-leaning (online) session. 

KOR 101 (Beginning Korean)
Course Instructor: JaeYoung Song
Course Meeting Times: 
KOR101-01: MTRF 8:30 am - 9:45 am
KOR101-02: MTRF 9:55 am - 11:10 am

An introductory course on standard conversational Korean for students who have little or no knowledge of Korean. The course will provide basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a focus on spoken language proficiency. The course will emphasize the development of communication skills in given situations and tasks, and provide an introduction to sociocultural interests and daily life in Korea.

RUS 286: Vladamir Nabakov (in English)
Course Instructor: Adam Weiner
Course Meeting Times: MR 9:55 am - 11:10 am

An examination of the artistic legacy of the great novelist, critic, lepidopterist, and founder of Wellesley College's Russian Department. Nabokov became one of the greatest novelists in both Russian and English literature. Students will read Lolita, Pnin, and Pale Fire, which were written in English, and Nabokov's English translations of two of his best Russian novels: The Defense and Invitation to a Beheading. The class will also discuss his utterly unique autobiography, Speak, Memory.

SWA 101 Elementary Swahili
Course Instructor: Professor Geofrod Osoro
Course Meetings Times: MR 9:55 am - 11:10 am, W 9:30 am - 10:20 am

The primary focus of Elementary Swahili is to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Aspects of Swahili/African culture will be introduced and highlighted as necessary components toward achieving communicative competence. Two courses, SWA 101 and 102, are offered and both courses must be completed to receive credit for either course. There are no prerequisites required for this course. The maximum enrollment for this class is 15.