Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Online Learning & eCore

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.

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 Brightspace by D2L 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 at least one proctored exam in each course, 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 accessibility services are coordinated through the eCore Administration and the University of North Georgia.

Students should be aware of three 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, except for the technology and institution fees. There is also a separate fee for proctored exams. While eCore courses are accessed through Brightspace by D2L, there are different login credentials and a separate access page from UNG courses.

eCore Courses

  • ARTS 1100 - Art Appreciation
  • BIOL 1011K - Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL 1012K - Introduction to Biology II
  • CHEM 1211K - Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1212K - Principles of Chemistry II
  • COMM 1100 - Human Communication
  • CSCI 1301K - Computer Science I
  • ECON 2105 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 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 1121K - Physical Geology
  • HIST 1111 - World History I
  • HIST 1112 - World History II
  • HIST 2111 - United States History I
  • HIST 2112 - United States History II
  • ENVS 2202 - Environmental Science
  • MATH 1001 - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
  • MATH 1101 - Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 1111 - College Algebra
  • MATH 1113 - Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 1401 - Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 1501 - Calculus I
  • MUSC 1100 - Music Appreciation
  • PHIL 2010 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHYS 2211K - Principles of Physics I
  • PHYS 2212K - Principles of Physics II
  • 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.

For additional information regarding grade appeals, visit https://ecore.usg.edu/current-students/student-guide/policies-and-procedures#grade-appeals.

To submit an eCore grade appeal, visit https://ecore.usg.edu/current-students/student-forms-and-withdrawals.

To complete the eCore Introduction Quiz, a prerequisite for all eCore courses, visit https://ecore.usg.edu/future-students/new-student-introduction-quiz/index.php. *No Login is required.

For additional information on online learning at UNG, visit the Online Learning at UNG page at https://ung.edu/distance-education-technology-integration/online-learning-at-ung.php.