Application for Foundation Status
Please submit all documents to Curriculum Services, SSC 460, Zip 128.
(Please see the final page of this application for a description of Foundation course requirements)
I. Course Subject and Number (include any cross-lists):
II. Course Name:
III. Disciplinary Area (Select one):
IV. Pathway Association (if applicable and all that apply):
V. Contact Person:
Campus extension: Email:
VI. Rationale: Foundation courses must meet several criteria. Briefly discuss how the proposed
Foundation course meets each of the following criteria:
A. Connection to GE Mission Statement:
B. Practical Skills SLO(s) (only courses applying in the disciplinary area of oral communication,
written communication, critical thinking, or mathematics are required to address this item):
C. Values SLO(s):
D. If the proposed course is in physical or life sciences, briefly describe the lab component.
E. If proposing inclusion in pathway(s), provide rationale for inclusion in specified pathway(s).
VII. Attachments
Please attach a course syllabus. If necessary, attach additional explanatory material that might
be helpful to faculty reviewing this course for Foundation status, such as assignments or grading
rubrics. It is not necessary to include examples of student work.
VIII. Signatures
Department Chair Date
College Dean Date
Pathway Coordinator Date
Pathway Coordinator Date
Pathway Coordinator Date
Student Learning Outcomes EM 10-001
Student Learning Outcomes
The Student Learning Outcomes for our General Education program flow from the recognition
that certain essential intellectual and practical skills rest at the foundation of a high-quality
General Education program. These include effective written and oral communication, critical
thinking, and mathematical reasoning skills.
Oral Communication: Demonstrates effective listening and speaking skills necessary to
organize information and deliver it effectively to the intended audience.
Written Communication: Demonstrates the ability to question, investigate and draw well-
reasoned conclusions and to formulate ideas through effective written communication
appropriate to the intended audience.
Critical Thinking: Identifies issues and problems raised in written texts, visual media and
other forms of discourse, and assesses the relevance, adequacy and credibility of
arguments and evidence used in reaching conclusions.
Mathematical Reasoning: Demonstrates knowledge of and applies mathematical or
statistical methods to describe, analyze and solve problems in context.
Additional Student Learning Outcomes arise from the values that the program seeks to foster.
Active Inquiry: Demonstrates knowledge of and applies research techniques and
information technology appropriate to the intellectual and disciplinary context.
Personal and Social Responsibility: Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to take
responsibility for one's own life and actions, and to recognize opportunities and
responsibilities to become engaged in our various local, regional, national, and
international communities.
Sustainability: Describes and explains the environmental dynamics associated with
human activities, and assesses the value of balancing social and economic demands with
the Earth's ability to sustain physical and biological resources and cultural diversity.
Diversity: Demonstrates an understanding of and facility with different intellectual
viewpoints as well as the unique perspectives of others based on varied experiences,
identities and social attributes.
Creativity: Takes intellectual risks and applies novel approaches to varied domains.
Global Engagement: Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to engage global
cultures and peoples.