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ONLINE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATIONS COURSES

Online University Foundations Courses

Boise State’s University Foundations Program offers an integrated learning experience that illustrates the University’s commitment to undergraduate education. The courses listed below are the options available online through eCampus. For a complete list of Foundations of the Discipline courses, see University Foundations Course Catalog.


Foundations of Writing (FW)

6 credits required

  • ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing
  • ENGL 101P Introduction to College Writing Plus
  • ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research

Foundations of Humanities (FH)

3-4 credits required

  • ASL 101 American Sign Language I
  • BOSNIAN 101 Elementary Bosnian I
  • ENGL 110 Literature and Ideas
  • GERMAN 101 Elementary German I
  • GERMAN 102 Elementary German II
  • HIST 100 Themes in World History
  • HIST 101 History of Western Civilization I: Prehistory to 17th Century
  • HIST 102 History of Western Civilization II: 17th Century to Present
  • HUM 207 Introduction to Humanities
  • JAPANESE 101 Elementary Japanese I
  • KOREAN 101 Elementary Korean I
  • PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy: Contemporary Issues
  • PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy: Great Thinkers
  • PHIL 103 Introduction to Philosophy: Moral Problems
  • SPANISH 101 Elementary, Intermediate

Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences (FN)

7-8 credits required (at least one lab course)

  • ANTH 101 Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 101L Biological Anthropology Lab
  • ANTH 103 Introduction to Archeology
  • ANTH 105 Evolution and Human Behavior
  • BIOL 100 Concepts of Biology
  • BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • CHEM 100 Concepts of Chemistry
  • ENGR 100 Energy for Society
  • ENGR 100L Energy for Society Lab
  • ENVSTD 121 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • GEOS 201 Intro to Oceanography

Foundations of Mathematics (FM)

3-4 credits required

  • MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH 143 Precalculus I: Algebraic Functions
  • MATH 149 Precalculus: Functions for Business
  • MATH 160 Survey of Calculus
  • MATH 170 Calculus I: Concepts & Applications
  • MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics

University Foundations

Foundations of Social Sciences (FS)

6 credits required from two separate fields

  • ANTH 102 Social-Cultural Anthropology
  • COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ED-LLC 200 Cultural Diversity in the School
  • ENGL 202 Introduction to Technical Communication
  • GEOG 102 Cultural Geography
  • HIST 111 United States History
  • HIST 112 United States History
  • HIST 121 History of Asia
  • HLTH 110 Introduction to Health Science and Public Health
  • INTBUS 220 Go Global: You and the World Economy
  • KINES 140 Personal Health
  • POLS 101 American National Government
  • PSYC 101 Survey of Psychological Science
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 102 Social Problems
  • SOC 230 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Foundations of Arts (FA)

3 credits required

  • ART 100 Introduction to Art
  • FILM 220 Cinema: History and Aesthetics
  • MUS 100 Introduction to Music
  • THEA 101 Introduction to Theatre

Foundations of Oral Communication (FC)
  • ANTH 314 Environmental Anthropology
  • BAS 310 Communication in the Applied Sciences
  • BUSCOM 201 Global Business Communication
  • BUSMGT 306 Professional Communication for Managers
  • CJ 425 Research Methods
  • ENGL 275 Methods of Literary Studies
  • HEP 240 Health Education and Promotion
  • HLTH 382 Research Methods in Health
  • IMGSCI 382 Research Methods in Imaging Sciences
  • MDS 300 Communicating Universally
  • MEDIA 201 Introduction to Media
  • NURS-RN 420 Policy, Power, and Voice
  • RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care
  • THEA 230 Development of Theatre I: Classical