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Foundation Seminar


Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

FOSEM 110

Portfolio Development

0 credit hours

This is an independent study course that will introduce the theory and practice of creating a portfolio to obtain credit for prior learning. Students will be guided how to document and verify college-level learning through a conceptual and systematic approach based on their personal and professional experiences. Students wishing to develop a portfolio must complete this seminar.

FOSEM 200

Foundation Seminar: Mathematics

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) ENGL-120 COMM-101

This course provides an exposure to the richness of mathematics through a unique examination of its history, creators and cultural influences. Various branches of mathematics will be surveyed. Formulas and calculations will be required. There is no mathematics prerequisite for this course.

FOSEM 205

Business Communications

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) ENGL-120 COMM-101

The business community demands business communication to be clear, concise, courteous and correct. In addition, the ever-changing technological environment demands business executives to present information in a variety of electronic formats. This course examines the techniques for communicating effectively and efficiently in business situations. A project applying to the student's current work situation is required.

FOSEM 301

Ideas, Methods and Research

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) ENGL-120 COMM-101

The course considers varied approaches to the study of the humanities, surveys available resources and guides each student in designing a research project.

FOSEM 302

Interpretation of Texts

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) ENGL-120 COMM-101

The close reading and analysis of texts with attention to selected interdisciplinary themes. Involves reflecting on the text in all aspects to determine and identify different strata of meaning.