The courses included in the online associate degree curriculum are part of Boise State’s University Foundations Program. These classes serve as the foundation for an associate degree at Boise State and offer an integrated, sequential multidisciplinary learning experience. The specific classes you take to fulfill these requirements will vary based on your intended field of study. It is very important that you meet with your advisor on a regular basis to determine which classes best fit your academic plan.
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life
This three-credit course is offered as a large general session in combination with a small-format discussion section (~25 student) which focuses on what it means to investigate and discuss intellectual questions at the university level. Sections of the course are organized around different central themes listed in the course schedule for each semester. The course supports Critical Inquiry and Oral Communication and should be taken within your first 30 credits..
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity
This three-credit sophomore-level course engages you in topics connected to ethics and diversity. Sections of the course are organized around different central themes listed in the course schedule for each semester. We keep the classes small (around 30 students) to support active learning, meaningful discussion, and connecting the course theme to issues and activities in our larger community. The course emphasizes Written Communication, Ethics and Diversity and should be taken within your first 60 credits.
PREREQ: ENGL 102 and UF 100.
Foundations of Written Communication (FW)
Write effectively in multiple contexts, for a variety of audiences.
Foundations of Oral Communication (FC)
Apply knowledge and methods characteristic of oral communication to develop well-researched, organized and effective presentations.
Foundations of Mathematics (FM)
Develop an understanding of mathematical reasoning processes and the ability to utilize these processes to solve college-level mathematical problems.
Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Science (FN)
Adhere to a self-correcting system of inquiry (the scientific method) and rely on empirical evidence to describe, understand, and predict natural phenomena.
Foundations of Arts (FA)
Apply knowledge and methods characteristic of the visual and performing arts to explain and appreciate the significance of aesthetic products and creative activities,
Foundations of Humanities (FH)
Apply knowledge and the methods of inquiry characteristic of humanities disciplines to interpret and produce texts expressive of the human condition.
Foundations of Social Sciences (FS)
Apply knowledge and the methods of inquiry characteristic of the social sciences to explain and evaluate human behavior and institutions.
Finishing Foundations (FF)
See major for specific capstone course in discipline.
For the most recent version of these course descriptions, please view the undergraduate catalog.