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).
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.