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CID and FF Course Design

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
ECE 380-LCOMM 471
ECON 421COMM 475
ED-LTCY 346COMM 489
ED-LTCY 440COMM 498
ED-LTCY 444COMPSCI 498
ENGL 275CJ 498
ENGL 304ECE 480 2
ENGL 312ECON 422
ENGL 381ED - BLESL 400
ENVSTD 221ED - CIFS 400
FRENCH 303ED - ECS 470
GEOS 242ED-SPED 470
GS 200ENGL 491
GERMAN 303ENGL 492
HLTHST 382ENGL 495
HIST 220ENGL 498
HIST 222ENGL 499
KINES 201ENVSTD 491
KINES 240FRENCH 498
MATH 287GS 400
MUS 202GEOS 498
MSE 215GERMAN 498
ME 310GENBUS 450
NURS 226HLTHST 400
NURS 420HIST 498
PHIL 210INTDIS 491
PHYS 301KINES 432
POLS 200KINES 440
PYSCH 321LING 498
RADSCI 340MATH 401
RADSCI 462ME 481
RESPCARE 355MUS 484
SOC 201MUS APL 445
SOC 301MUS APL 446
SOC 305MUS APL 447
SOC 311MUS APL 448
SOCWRK 333MUS APL 449
SPANISH 303MSE 480 & 482
SPANISH 313PHIL 495
THEA 230PHYS 400
BAS 300PHYS 499
POLS 499
PSYC 487
SOC 480
SOC 498
SOCSCI 498
SOCWRK 498 & 499
SPANISH 498
THEA 491
ZOOL 401
ZOOL 409