Foundations Requirements - Bachelors Degree

Eternal Truths

Complete 14 credits

Academic Fundamentals

Complete 9 credits

Science

Complete 7 credits

Cultural Awareness

Complete 8 credits

Connections

Complete 2 credits

Foundations Requirements


Eternal Truths

Complete 14 credits

Complete the following:

Course CodeCreditsCourse NameCourse Description
FDREL200 2 cr. Family Foundations This course centers on "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" and develops gospel doctrines and principles pertaining to a successful and happy marriage and family life.
FDREL121 2 cr. Book of Mormon I A study of the content and teachings of the Book of Mormon, from 1 Nephi 1 - Alma 29
FDREL122 2 cr. Book of Mormon II A study of the content and teachings of the Book of Mormon, from Alma 30 - Moroni 10
FDREL*** 4 cr. Any scripture-based course Must complete an additional 4 credits (two courses) of any scripture based course.
FDREL*** 4 cr. Any other Foundation Religion courses

Must complete an additional 4 credits (two courses) of any Foundation Religion course.

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Academic Fundamentals

Complete 9 Credits

Complete the following:

FDENG101     3 cr. Writing and Reasonings Foundations                                    An introduction to academic inquiry and writing, laying the foundation for further academic and professional development. Students will learn to think and read critically and practice the writing process, including invention, research, summary, synthesis and analysis, revision, and editing.
FDENG201 3 cr. Advanced Writing and Critical Thinking Help students learn how to reason carefully and express ideas clearly. Students develop these competencies as they learn to recognize strong arguments, uncover assumptions, evaluate evidence, recognize rhetorical patterns, and infer ideas from data.

Complete one of the following:

FDMAT108 3 cr. Mathmatical Tools for the Real World This class prepares students to understand, analyze, and solve real-life problems that require quantitative reasoning. Topics include the meaning of probabilities, how to read, critique, and apply statistical information found in news reports, public policy debates, consumer reports, and other daily life and professional situations.
FDMAT108T   1 cr. Mathmatical Tools for the Real World:
Test Out Option
This option requires the completion of a FDMAT numbered above 108

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Science

Complete 7 credits

Complete the following:

FDSCI101 3 cr. Science Foundations An introduction to the nature, practice, power, and limitations of science, as well as relationships between science and religion, and science and society.
Complete 5 credits of the following:
FDSCI200 3 cr. Energy in the 21st Century This course provides an introduction to the sciences and the issues related to energy production and use.  It also explores alternatives to current energy technology.
FDSCI201 3 cr. Natural Disasters Examine the causes and consequences of natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and coastal hazards.
FDSCI202 3 cr. Issues in Global Climate Change This course provides an introduction to the issues involved in global climate change with an emphasis on understanding the science of global warming and greenhouse gases.
FDSCI203 3 cr. Environmental Stewardship The purpose of this class is to show the effects each of us has as a member of a worldwide population of over seven billion, and the effects our population has on a local, regional, and global scale.
FDSCI204 3 cr. The American Epidemic In this course students will study the physiologic mechanisms associated with these diseases as well as how lifestyle choices influence the diseases.
FDSCI205 3 cr. DNA: Identity, Disease, Design This course presents the fundamental concepts related to DNA including its history, structure, function, regulation, and inheritance. 
FDSCI206 3 cr. Light & Sound This course covers the physical characteristics of light and sound, the biological nature of the eyes and ears, and the sensation of vision and hearing through our brain's perceptual abilities.  
FDSCI208 3 cr. Introduction to Robotics This course provides a hands-on approach to the fundamentals of robotics, including how robots sense, move, and make decisions.  
FDSCI209 3 cr. How to Build a Habitable Plant This course explores (a) the origin of the atoms from which planets and life are made, (b) the origin and structure of the universe, galaxies, stars, our solar system, and Earth; (c) the origin and function of Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and continents; and (d) how has Earth maintained habitability through time.
FDSCI210 2 cr. Neanderthals and Other Success This course addresses the origins, evolution, and extinction of life on earth based on evidence from chemistry, biology, geology, and related sciences.

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Cultural Awareness

Complete 8 credits

Complete the following:

FDAMF101 3 cr. American Foundations This course examines the full range of American history with the goal of better understanding the political, economic, and cultural ideals and institutions that explain the successes and limitations of the United States.

Complete one of the following:*

*There are two options for this requirement.  Completion of Cultural Awareness credits (FDCA) OR World Foundations credits (FDWLD) is sufficient to satisfy this requirement

Complete this course:
FDCA 101 3 cr. Foundations of Humanities Students will examine key works in the arts from the Renaissance through the early 20th Century, their historical and cultural context, and the artistic principles that contribute to their significance.
And complete one of the following:
FDCA201 2 cr. Global Hotspot: Pakistan Topics covered in this course about Pakistan include: the Taliban; the partition of British India; geography; history; foreign policy; Kashmir; culture; religion; nuclear weapons; language and tribalism; economics; Islamic militancy; the Afghan-Soviet war; and the 2005 earthquake.
FDCA202 2 cr. The Developing World This course addresses the challenges of uneven development and modernization faced by developing nations in an increasingly globalized world.  
FDCA203 2 cr. The Middle East This course will introduce students to Middle East history, geography, politics, culture, religion, and current issues the region is facing.
FDCA204 2 cr. Modern Arts and Propaganda This course will focus on the use of propaganda, art, and other forms of persuasion starting with the Modern Era (approximately post-1860) and continuing to the present. 
FDCA205 2 cr. China This course introduces students to some of the key challenges which face China today through the study and analysis of topics such as population, politics, geography, economics, culture and the environment.
FDCA206 2 cr. Great Books A study of great books from ancient times to the early 20th Century. A deep reading of literary masterpieces in a variety of cultural, aesthetic, and historical contexts.

OR

Complete the following:
FDWLD101 2 cr. World Foundations I Taking BOTH World Foundations 101 and World Foundations 201 completely satisfies the Cultural Foundations requirement. This course is the first half of the two-course sequence that examines great world civilizations through literature, art, music, philosophy, and history.
FDWLD201 3 cr. World Foundations II This Course is the second half of the two-course sequence that examines great world civilizations through literature, art, music, philosophy, and history.

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Connections

Complete 2 credits

Complete the following:

FDCNC350 2 cr. Foundations Capstone: Analytical Thinking This course invites students to consider morally challenging personal and public issues about which decisions must inevitably be made.  

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