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College of Innovation and Design (COID) Courses

Lower-Division

COID 200 THE ART OF HAPPINESS (3-0-3)(F/S). Learn how to increase your happiness, and how happiness forms a basis for physical, mental, professional health, and beyond. Understand the power of social connections, the science of empathy, and discover what is mindfulness and its real-world applications. Personal project work helps you define happiness and apply it throughout your life. Apply course concepts to address challenges and contribute to positive change in our communities.

COID 210 APPLIED PERSONAL FINANCE (2-0-2)(F/S). Develop healthy and positive mindset around managing finances to improve quality of life. Understand and apply financial skills including credit, taxes, insurance, retirement funds, increasing income through investment and entrepreneurship, budgeting, and paying off debt. Series of projects culminate in a fully-developed personal financial plan.

Upper-Division

COID 300 DESIGN THINKING: CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING (3-0-3)(F/S). Learn to work better in teams, apply new thinking to solve challenges, and uncover your creative capacity using Design Thinking as a framework for gaining insights about people’s needs. Unleash your creative confidence and make a positive impact in your community by collaborating with a local purpose-driven organization for a team-based design challenge. PREREQ: Upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

COID 320 THE STARTUP GARAGE (3-0-3)(F/S). Interact with potential customers, advisors, investors, and partners to understand and overcome challenges facing new endeavors. Student cohort works with Venture College mentors to apply lean startup methodologies to develop, launch, and pitch their ideas to peers, mentors, and investors. Earn skill specific badges, culminating with the Launch Ready Entrepreneurial Badge. May be repeated twice for credit. PREREQ: Upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

COID 400 HBX CORE IMMERSION AT BOISE STATE (9-0-9)(F/S/SU). Hybrid course that includes participation in Harvard Business School’s online HBX Credential of Readiness course (HBX CORe). Includes a weekly 1-hour, in-person, instructor-led class to accompany each week’s online lesson. Develops familiarity and foundational skills in areas ranging from data analytics, economics, and accounting. Consists of three concurrent tracks titled Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, and Economics for Managers with online lessons developed by Harvard Business School faculty using real life case examples. Successful completion will receive the Credential of Readiness from HBX in addition to Boise State course credit. COID 400 cannot be taken for credit after COID 401 or COID 402. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: At least one FC course in any discipline, upper-division standing, and PERM/INST.

COID 401 HBX CORE IMMERSION AT BOISE STATE I (5-0-5)(F). Hybrid course that includes participation in Harvard Business School’s online HBX Credential of Readiness course (HBX CORe). Includes a weekly 1-hour, in-person, instructor-led class to accompany each week’s online lesson. Develops familiarity and foundational skills in areas ranging from basic and intermediate data analytics, economics, and accounting. Consists of three concurrent tracks titled Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, and Economics for Managers with online lessons developed by Harvard Business School faculty using real life case examples. Successful completion will receive the Credential of Readiness from HBX in addition to Boise State course credit. COID 401 cannot be taken for credit after COID 400. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: At least one FC course in any discipline, upper-division standing, and PERM/INST.

COID 402 HBX CORE IMMERSION AT BOISE STATE II (4-0-4)(S). Hybrid course that includes participation in Harvard Business School’s online HBX Credential of Readiness course (HBX CORe). Includes a weekly 1-hour, in-person, instructor-led class to accompany each week’s online lesson. Develops familiarity and foundational skills in areas ranging from advanced applications of data analytics, economics, and accounting. Consists of three concurrent tracks titled Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, and Economics for Managers with online lessons developed by Harvard Business School faculty using real life case examples. Successful completion will receive the Credential of Readiness from HBX in addition to Boise State course credit. COID 402 cannot be taken for credit after COID 400. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: COID 401, upper-division standing, and PERM/INST.

COID 493U WORK U (0-6-3)(F,S,SU). Designed to provide students with professional experiences, regardless of their major. Students will develop their professional network alongside a mentor at a Treasure Valley employer. Time is spent on site with employers and on campus in a weekly class session. The class sessions are designed to unpack what the students are learning on the job, attend interactive workshops, engage with dynamic guest leaders from partner employers, and learn skills that translate directly to a professional setting. No more than 12 Work U and/or internship credits may be applied towards graduation requirements. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and PERM/INST.