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Class Descriptions

Foundations classes are designed to provide a jumping-off point for the general education program and are intended for students in their first year at Snow College. Like GE requirements themselves, Foundations classes connect three seemingly unrelated academic fields to study an issue that is richer because of interdisciplinary insights. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

Most Foundations classes have three sections that interact in studying a common topic, and students can register for any of the sections associated with that topic.

Spring 2021 Foundations Courses
Title Instructors Description Sections Campus Times
Accomplishing the Impossible

Anthony Beal, Business Management
Stevie Johnson, Personal Training
Robert Cox, Movement Science

Impossible feats can be accomplished, but it takes discipline, and many times even multiple disciplines to reach these lofty heights. This course will explore principles of success, balance, determination, strength, connection, communication, and much more Develop your own personal plan for success, education, self-mastery, and life-long learning and learn how to modify on the fly. 19, 20, 21 Ephraim MWF 12:30-1:20
The American Dream

Alan Christensen, Business
Kevin Sorensen, Biology
Matthew Goble, Agriculture

This course is subtitled “A Confluence of Agriculture, Genetic Processes, and Business” and explores connections between modern agriculture practices, nutrition management, and upward mobility through entrepreneurship in the United States. 1, 2, 3 Ephraim MWF 8:30-9:20
Are You What You Eat?

Jay Olsen, Agriculture 
Vikki Masters, Nutrition
John Van Orman, Marketing

By studying three academic fields that shed insights into American food systems, this course encourages consideration of food consumption, body image, and marketing.  22, 23, 24 Ephraim TR 2:30-3:45
Coding My Story

David Allred, Folklore
Adam Teichert, Software Engineering
Lindsay Chaney, Genetics

Coding My Story explores the transmission of information in the form of DNA, narratives, and software. The coding in these areas creates powerful stories of who we are and what we do.  10, 11, 12 Ephraim MWF 11:30-12:20
Engineering Beauty

Kevin Holdsworth, English
Heidi Johnson, Biology
Stacee McIff, Business 

In this course, we explore different ways people make beautiful things in commerce, music, and landscape, as well as how beauty functions in the natural world.  Students also explore creating beauty in their personal image/brand and in their life stories. 200, 201, 202 Richfield MW 2:30-3:45
Flow with Peace

Dmitri Peskov, Dance
Jennifer Zollinger, Math
Steve Zollinger, Math

Flow with Peace focuses on the blending of energies and resolving of conflict through martial arts, movement, mathematics, and physics. The class explores different ways we can fit into and flow with our environments spatially, physically, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. 25, 26, 27 Ephraim MW 4:30-5:50
Gender Stereotypes in Education

David Rodriguez, Education
Sannali Dittli, Chemistry
Hilary Withers, Literature

This course will explore the theme of gender stereotypes.  Students will learn how the search for truth in each of three disciplines can either be advanced, or limited by, our ideas of inherent gender traits, and our own self-understanding. 7, 8, 9 Ephraim TR 1:30-2:45
The Great American Pastime

Kari Arnoldsen, Math
Melanie Jenkins, Rhetoric
Greg Wright, Philosophy

This class focuses on baseball and uses ethics, rhetoric, and statistics to more deeply examine the culture and development of a national sporting tradition. 13, 14, 15 Ephraim TR 8:00-9:15
I Can't Breathe

Scott Jackson
Chris Lee
Vance Larsen

A country founded on rebellion, the United States has experienced conflict and resistance to authority continually. This course studies the history of key moments in American rebellion, the music associated with those moments, and how language shapes and responds to these movements. 4, 5, 6 Ephraim MWF 12:30-1:20
Is Your Pet Just a Pet?

Sandra Cox, Communication
Kendra Bagley, Agriculture
Danni Larsen, Human Development

This course looks at the human and animal connection.  We will explore different ways the media portrays animals, animal psychology, child and human development, and how interacting with animals affects one's life. 31, 32, 33 Ephraim TR 12:00-1:15
Water Ways Anita Slusser, English
Renee Faatz, Geology
Chans Lund, Business
Water is literally the stuff of life.  Our food, our land, our bodies, and our minds are grown of water, shaped by water, composed of water, and attracted to water.  Every one of us has stories connecting us to water. It provides a source of peace and meditation, geologic masterpieces, and even the core of conflict.  This course examines our deep associations to water from agricultural, geological, and creative perspectives as an element of infinite beauty and inestimable power and force. 16, 17, 18 Ephraim MWF 1:30-2:30
The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide Nick Marsing, Psychology
Wes Jamison, Political Science
Heather Holland, English
Coming soon! 28, 29, 30 Ephraim MWF 8:30-9:20
Facets of Food Adrian Peterson, Biology Coming soon! 107 Online NA