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    University of North Georgia
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

eCore and Distance Learning


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Online learning at UNG is offered through UNG Online (programs and courses taught by UNG professors for UNG students) and eCore. Course work is conducted through utilization of a learning management system (BrightSpace by D2L), which offers online discussion groups, quizzes, dropbox submissions, and course email. Online student services include (but are not limited to):

  • Academic Advising
  • Career Services
  • Student Counseling
  • Admissions Counseling
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration Assistance
  • Information Technology Support
  • Multicultural Student Services
  • Online Library Services
  • Online Orientation
  • Online Readiness Assessment
  • Online Student Success Coaching
  • Testing
  • Tutoring
  • Student Disability Resources
  • Student Involvement & Engagement


Students are most likely to succeed in online courses when they:

  • have reliable access to an Internet-connected computer.
  • know how to navigate web sites, manage email, work with files, and do other basic computer tasks.
  • can organize their own time to complete assignments and meet deadlines.
  • participate actively in online discussions.
  • are comfortable asking for help or clarification when needed.
  • are prepared to work as hard online as they would in a face-to-face class.

About eCore

eCore, the University System of Georgia’s electronic core curriculum, is a convenient and adaptable option for students to take coursework. The core curriculum consists of undergraduate, general education courses primarily required during a student’s first two years of post secondary study. Composed of basic courses in the humanities, physical and social sciences, mathematics, and languages, eCore is fundamental for any four-year degree. These courses are equivalent and accepted by all USG institutions to satisfy core requirements or prerequisites required for a particular major in a specific program.

Students take core courses in a fully online format that combines rigor with convenient access on the Desire2Learn platform to include rich interaction with the instructor and fellow students. All eCore courses follow a consistent design to ensure ease of use and reliability. eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from multiple institutions in the state, including the University of North Georgia.

The eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam and are a great supplement to face-to-face coursework to keep students on track for a timely graduation. Student support services, including enrollment advisement, bookstore, library services, tutoring, test proctoring and disability services are coordinated through the eCore Administration and the University of North Georgia.

Students should be aware of two major differences from core coursework being offered on campus. Since the program is a collaborative with multiple institutions, eCore follows a separate calendar that may or may not coincide with the University of North Georgia. Also, there are fees associated with taking online courses. Students enrolling in only online courses are exempt from mandatory student fees, with the exception of the technology and institution fees.

eCore Courses

BIOL 1011K - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY

CHEM 1211K - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

CHEM 1212K - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II

COMM 1100 - HUMAN COMMUNICATION

ENGL 1101 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

ENGL 1102 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

ENGL 2111 - WORLD LITERATURE I

ENGL 2112 - WORLD LITERATURE II

ENGL 2131 - AMERICAN LITERATURE I

ENGL 2132 - AMERICAN LITERATURE II

ENVS 2202 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

ETEC 1101 - ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY IN THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

GEOL 1011K - INTRODUCTORY GEOSCIENCES I

HIST 1111 - WORLD HISTORY I

HIST 1112 - WORLD HISTORY II

HIST 2111 - UNITED STATES HISTORY I

ENVS 2202 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MATH 1101 - INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL MODELING

MATH 1111 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA

MATH 1113 - PRE-CALCULUS

MATH 1401 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

MATH 1501 - CALCULUS I

MUSC 1100 - MUSIC APPRECIATION

PHIL 2010 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

PHYS 1211K - PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I

POLS 1101 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

PSYC 1101 - INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

SOCI 1101 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

SPAN 2001 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

SPAN 2002 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

 

Additional eCore Information

For additional course information, visit http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/description.php.

For a list of required materials, visit the eCore Courses Textbook page at http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/textbooks.php.

For additional information regarding technical requirements, visit https://ecore.usg.edu/courses/textbooks.php.