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College of Innovation and Design (COID) Courses

Lower Division

COID 100 INTRO TO CLOUD COMPUTING (1-0-1)(F/S). Detailed overview of cloud concepts including but not limited to: core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Learners are prepared to pursue optional and relevant industry certifications. Does not require any prior background or coursework in programming or computing.

COID 210 APPLIED PERSONAL FINANCE (2-0-2)(F/S). Develop healthy and positive mindset around managing finances to improve quality of life. Understand and apply financial skills including credit, taxes, insurance, retirement funds, increasing income through investment and entrepreneurship, budgeting, and paying off debt. Series of projects culminate in a fully-developed personal financial plan.

Upper Division

COID 300 DESIGN THINKING: CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING (3-0-3)(F/S). Learn to work better in teams, apply new thinking to solve challenges, and uncover your creative capacity using Design Thinking as a framework for gaining insights about people’s needs. Unleash your creative confidence and make a positive impact in your community by collaborating with a local purpose-driven organization for a team-based design challenge. PREREQ: Upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

COID 320 THE STARTUP GARAGE (3-0-3)(F/S). Interact with potential customers, advisors, investors, and partners to understand and overcome challenges facing new endeavors. Student cohort works with Venture College mentors to apply lean startup methodologies to develop, launch, and pitch their ideas to peers, mentors, and investors. Earn skill specific badges, culminating with the Launch Ready Entrepreneurial Badge. May be repeated twice for credit. PREREQ: Upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

COID 330 CREATIVE CONCEPTING (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Using applied design thinking methods, learn techniques for gaining empathy; taking risks to have healthy, low-risk failures, and gain confidence in sharing emerging ideas with others. Develop creative problem-solving skills and empowering feedback practices while engaging in effective debate within teams in order to move beyond good, in pursuit of excellent. Learn how context (who, what, where, when, why, how) impacts design in order to develop applications that deliver value to the user. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

COID 331 GROWTH HACKING (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Learn innovative techniques to reach and engage customers at scale through a variety of digital channels to spur growth for developed concepts. Create prototype companies at the beginning of the course and learn new techniques to build on upon concepts. Skills learned include but are not limited to: web design, email marketing, social media, and digital advertising, while also earning digital platform certifications. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

COID 332 ANALYTICS FOR DESIGN (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Develop an understanding of how to gather user needs, create journey maps, conduct user testing, turn data into insights, and produce user experiences that deliver results. By using industry-standard enterprise research and analytics tools, students will begin to understand how to collect data, visualize it, and most importantly, how to understand and apply it. The developed experiences will showcase how a user can seamlessly travel across physical and digital touch points to achieve their desired goal. Produced works may also serve as learner portfolio assets. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

COID 333 EMERGING TECHNOLOGY (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Gain hands-on experience working with emerging technologies including, but not limited to: virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and voice assistance. Use these tools to develop creative solutions and learn to apply them to a variety of projects and settings. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

COID 350 UX DESIGN FOUNDATIONS (3-0-3)(F/S). Learn to develop products and services by applying a user-centered approach. Learn to reduce risk and to accelerate learning using prototyping. Gain an understanding of design thinking mindsets and UX design tools that are foundational to user experience. Gain insights into the cognitive processes which drive how people interact with technology and the importance of usability over aesthetics, in product and service design. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

COID 351 INTRO TO HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION (3-0-3)(F/S). Acquire an understanding of the design process in interaction design and the ways human senses play a role in the experience. Learn how to choose user interface (UI) design patterns and organize content effectively, ways to enhance the user experience of a user interface, and the application of these principles to mobile user experience design. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

COID 352 DESIGNING FOR IMPACT (3-0-3)(F/S). Learn how to create products and services that people love by gaining insight into how to inject positive emotional experiences into UX designs, how to build with accessibility standards and “Universal Design” principles, and the various facets of social design. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

COID 353 UX DESIGN STUDIO (3-0-3)(F/S). In this project-based capstone, learners will apply UX Design principles in an applied UX Design project. PREREQ: COID 350, COID 351, COID 352 or PERM/INST.

COID 400 HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL ONLINE AT BOISE STATE I AND II (9-0-9)(F/S/SU). Includes both participation in Harvard Business School’s online Credential of Readiness course (HBS CORe) and a regular, instructor-led class to accompany each week’s online lesson. Develops familiarity and foundational skills in areas ranging from data analytics, economics, and accounting. Consists of three concurrent tracks titled Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, and Economics for Managers with online lessons developed by Harvard Business School faculty using real life case examples. Successful completion will receive the Credential of Readiness from HBS in addition to Boise State course credit. (Pass/Fail.) COID 400 cannot be taken for credit after COID 401 or 402. PREREQ: Completion of FC requirement, upper-division standing, and PERM/INST.

COID 401 HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL ONLINE AT BOISE STATE I (5-0-5)(F). Includes both participation in Harvard Business School’s online Credential of Readiness course (HBS CORe) and a regular, instructor-led class to accompany each week’s online lesson. Develops familiarity and foundational skills in basic and intermediate data analytics, economics, and accounting. Consists of three concurrent tracks titled Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, and Economics for Managers with online lessons developed by Harvard Business School faculty using real life case examples. (Pass/Fail.) COID 401 cannot be taken for credit after COID 400. PREREQ: Completion of FC requirement, upper-division standing, and PERM/INST.

COID 402 HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL ONLINE AT BOISE STATE II (4-0-4)(S). Includes both participation in Harvard Business School’s online Credential of Readiness course (HBS CORe) and a regular, instructor-led class to accompany each week’s online lesson. Develops familiarity and foundational skills in advanced applications of data analytics, economics, and accounting. Consists of three concurrent tracks titled Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, and Economics for Managers with online lessons developed by Harvard Business School faculty using real life case examples. Successful completion will receive the Credential of Readiness from HBS in addition to Boise State course credit. (Pass/Fail.) COID 402 cannot be taken for credit after COID 400. PREREQ: COID 401, upper-division standing, and PERM/INST.

COID 493U WORK U (0-6-3)(F,S,SU). Designed to provide students with professional experiences, regardless of their major. Students will develop their professional network alongside a mentor at a Treasure Valley employer. Time is spent on site with employers and on campus in a weekly class session. The class sessions are designed to unpack what the students are learning on the job, attend interactive workshops, engage with dynamic guest leaders from partner employers, and learn skills that translate directly to a professional setting. No more than 12 Work U and/or internship credits may be applied towards graduation requirements. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and PERM/INST.

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