Graduating from college prepared for life and work in the 21st century means that you have mastered the key competencies that employers, community leaders, and educators agree are essential. Transitional Foundations is designed to help students focus these essential skills for success in college and beyond — communication, problem solving, teamwork & innovation, ethics & diversity. In Transitional Foundations students on the learning and experiences that they have carried into their studies at Boise State and prepare for upper division work. Students work in teams on problems that mirror real-life challenges and they hone communication and information literacy skills that will help them succeed in their major courses. Finally, students begin constructing their ePortfolio — a collection of the student’s work that illustrates the connection between their educational outcomes and the skills employers and graduate programs are seeking. When students master these 11 Learning Outcomes, they will be able to demonstrate the ways their undergraduate learning has prepared them for the challenges and opportunities that await them “Beyond the Blue.”
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UF 300 TRANSITIONAL FOUNDATIONS (3-0-3) Designed to meet the needs of students who have Academic Associate Degrees or who enter Boise State core certified* but do not have UF 100 and UF 200 credits. Ties previous student learning to the Foundations Program and engages students in discussion of Boise State’s signature competencies including ethics, diversity, and internationalization, as well as critical inquiry and teamwork/innovation. The course has an experiential learning component and enhances students’ written and oral communication skills. PREREQ: Core Certification or an Academic Associate Degree.