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CID and FF Course Design Tables

ATTENTION FACULTY AND DEPARTMENTS: If you are submitting curriculum changes that will affect any of the course design documents listed below, please make revisions to a copy of the document located here. Submit the revised copy with your curriculum-action form. If you are requesting the creation of a new course not listed in the table below, please visit our Curriculum Information for Faculty page.

The course design documents below were submitted by the faculty and departments that house the courses. The course design tables have been approved by Foundational Studies and provide guidelines for course content, teaching strategies, and learning assessment methods.  Proposed changes to these courses must go through the University’s regular curriculum approval process. These documents have been designed to help courses meet the requirements of the University Learning Outcomes (ULOs).

All CID and FF course syllabi must include a syllabus statement. See example below.
Boise State’s Foundational Studies Program provides undergraduates with a broad-based education that spans the entire university experience. [Course name & number] satisfies [#] credits of the Foundational Studies Program’s [Communication in the Disciplines or Finishing Foundation] category. It supports the following University Learning Outcome, along with a variety of other course-specific goals.

Communication in the Disciplines (CID) courses support the following Learning Outcomes:

1. Write effectively in multiple contexts, for a variety of audiences.
2. Communicate effectively in speech, both as a speaker and listener.

Finishing Foundations courses support the following Learning Outcomes:

1. Write effectively in multiple contexts, for a variety of audiences.*
2. Communicate effectively in speech, both as a speaker and listener.*
3. Engage in effective critical inquiry by defining problems, gathering and evaluating evidence, and determining the adequacy of argumentative discourse.
4. Think creatively about complex problems in order to produce, evaluate, and implement innovative possible solutions, often as one member of a team.
* See the FF course design table for the coverage of these ULOs. Some courses emphasize writing and/or oral communication.

Communication in the Disciplines (CID)Finishing Foundations (FF)
ANTH 314ART 410
ART 298Art 490
BIOL 323ART 495
BUSCOM 201ARTHIST 452
CE 321ANTH 492
CE 341BAS 400
CE 481BIOL 415
CHEM 323BOT 401
CJ 425CE 483
COMM 271CHEM 398
COMM 302CMGT 475
COMM 304COMM 413
CMGT 201COMM 432
COMPSCI 230COMM 441
ENGL 275COMM 471
ECE 380-LCOMM 475
ECON 421COMM 489
ED-LTCY 346COMM 498
ED-LTCY 440COMPSCI 498
ED-LTCY 444CJ 498
ENGL 275ECE 480 2
ENGL 304ECON 422
ENGL 312ED - BLESL 400
ENGL 381ED - CIFS 400
ENVSTD 221ED - ECS 470
FRENCH 303ED-SPED 470
GEOS 242ENGL 491
GS 200ENGL 492
GERMAN 303ENGL 495
HLTHST 382ENGL 498
HIST 220ENGL 499
HIST 222ENVSTD 491
KINES 201FRENCH 498
KINES 240GS 400
MATH 287GEOS 498
MUS 202GERMAN 498
MSE 215GENBUS 450
ME 310HLTHST 400
NURS 226HIST 498
NURS 420INTDIS 491
PHIL 210KINES 432
PHYS 301KINES 440
POLS 200LING 498
PYSCH 321MATH 401
RADSCI 340ME 481
RADSCI 462MUS 484
RESPCARE 355MUS APL 445
SOC 201MUS APL 446
SOC 301MUS APL 447
SOC 305MUS APL 448
SOC 311MUS APL 449
SOCWRK 333MSE 480 & 482
SPANISH 303PHIL 495
SPANISH 313PHYS 400
THEA 230PHYS 499
BAS 300POLS 499
PSYC 487
SOC 480
SOC 498
SOCSCI 498
SOCWRK 498 & 499
SPANISH 498
THEA 491
ZOOL 401
ZOOL 409