I've worked a lot with computers--why do I have to take the foundation course?

The foundation course assures that you have a solid basis for taking technical courses in the minor. These courses are not simply about how to turn on a computer--they give you a grounding in understanding and using computer systems, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. This grounding is required for other courses in the minor--the instructors in those courses will assume you know the basics.