The purpose of the Foundation Course (FC) is to introduce first year students to a range of disciplines and methodologies from the perspectives of senior academics who are experts in their respective fields. Students will learn about key concepts, principles, and ways of knowing across major domains of knowledge, including: the arts and humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. In addition, they will gain practice in thinking, reading, speaking and writing about the issues raised in the course lectures, by participating in small-class tutorial settings. The FC will help students conceptualize and integrate their thinking, and prepare them for further study in their degree programmes.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes for the Foundation Course (F-CILOs)
By the end of the Foundation course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate appropriate levels of understanding and knowledge in a range of disciplines
      and subject areas;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of what knowledge is, and how knowledge is learned and
      communicated, across different disciplines and subject areas;
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to thinking, speaking and writing critically about a range of
      views and ideas;
  4. Make meaningful connections between the course content and their own beliefs, values and