I have a slightly different question. I do not know if anyone here is familiar with the old Foundation courses that many colleges and universities required years ago. Students were required to take a basic course in each of a list of certain fields of study: Foundations in art, Foundation in history; Foundations in sociology, etc., etc., etc. Students had two years of those courses before they could start specializing in their own choice for study and career. That was long ago.
The other day I was at the web site of Open University and saw an entry for "Science Foundations". It was, of course, marked as "no longer available" but the courses were still there:
Giant Molecules (this one is a mystery to me)
Science and Society
Science: Its origins, scales and limitations
Observations and Measurements
.....Masses, Lengths and Time
.....Fields and Energy
My question: Do those look like basic courses that would make a person familiar with the language of science and prepare him/her for entry into the study of any field of science?