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:
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.