Glossary of Terms - F

Fields of Interest

Broad categories of related areas of study, and include educational programs that have related courses, requirements and student experiences. They include program maps with course sequences, student support, and program learning outcomes that meet academic and/or industry requirements across several disciplines and for specific programs of study. Enrollment and completion of courses within Fields of Interest guide students through initial foundational requirements, into more specific programs of study. 

Foundation Course

A course that provides the fundamental knowledge, skills, and habits of mind requisite for success within any given pathway. May include courses such as CPD 150, ENG 101, RDG 100, MAT 092, ESL 097 and CIS 105. These courses integrate support services and should be contextualized within a Guided Pathway to aid in student engagement and the transfer of knowledge, skills and habits of mind.