Philosophy of the University Foundations
Boise State’s University Foundations curriculum offers an integrated, sequential learning experience that illustrates the university’s commitment to undergraduate education from entrance to graduation. The curriculum’s distinctive features will help you to achieve academic excellence. University Foundations courses constitute a coherent framework on which departments establish the educational opportunities specific to the needs of their disciplines.
From the time you enter the university, you will encounter skilled and motivated faculty members in courses that feature diverse opportunities for examination of historical, intellectual, and ethical traditions. Courses focus on inquiry central to a university education, creating opportunities to explore important subjects, ask questions, debate ideas, increase understandings, research, innovate, and solve problems.
The emphasis is on building a foundation for both advanced study and lifelong learning. Courses in the University Foundations curriculum have clearly articulated goals (University Learning Outcomes) and a built-in process for robust assessment that fosters ongoing improvement. A complete description of the University Foundations may be found here.