Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Online Learning & eCampus


Online learning at UNG is offered through UNG Online (programs and courses taught by UNG professors for UNG students) and eCampus (eCore and eMajor courses). Course work is conducted through utilization of a learning management system (BrightSpace by D2L), which offers online discussion groups, quizzes, assigment 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 UNG Online

UNG Online offers a number of fully online certificates and associate and bachelor’s degrees. UNG Online courses are also available to students on any campus and range from core IMPACTS courses to major-specific courses.

All UNG Online courses are QM certified to ensure high-quality design, ease of use and reliability. UNG Online courses are designed, developed, taught, and supported by UNG faculty and staff.

UNG Online courses are taught entirely online, except for at least one proctored activity in each course. There are two online course formats: asynchronous and synchronous fully online. Asynchronous online courses have no specific meeting days and times. Students can log in at any time of day however there are specific deadlines for assignments. Synchronous fully online courses have virtual meetings on specific meeting days and times.

UNG Online follows the UNG academic calendar. Students must also complete mandatory attendance activities in each online course to demonstrate participation in order to be reported as attending. In addition, there are fees associated with taking online courses. Students enrolling in only online courses are exempt from mandatory student fees, except for the online learning fee. There is also a separate fee for proctored exams. UNG Online courses are accessed through Brightspace by D2L, using UNG login credentials.

Students enrolled in UNG Online programs are not eligible to register for on-campus courses, participate in the Corps of Cadets or live in residence halls. Online students can come on-campus for the use of on-campus facilities (i.e., Rec Center, health services), student engagement activities (i.e., intramural sports, fraternity & sorority life, and Nighthawks Entertainment activities), and academic services including PROS activities, library services, UNG Testing Center, career services, and more. Online students attending on campus events, participating in on campus programs or activities, or utilizing on campus services must have a registered UNG parking permit and a fully completed Certificate of Immunization form filed with Student Health Services.

About eCampus

eCampus is a service unit of the University System of Georgia. eCampus offers eCore courses and eMajor programs through affiliate USG institutions. eCampus has their own academic calendars and academic policies and processes (i.e., Academic Honesty Policy, Grade Appeals process). UNG’s eCore and eMajor Liaisons are available to help students throughout their course and through eCampus policies and processes.

About eCore

eCore, the University System of Georgia’s electronic Core IMPACTS, is a convenient and adaptable option for students to take coursework. The Core IMPACTS consist 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 asynchronous 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 online learning fee. 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 have attendance requirements which students must complete to demonstrate participation in order to be reported as attending.

eCore Courses

  • ANTH 1102 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • 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
  • DATA 1501 - Introduction to Data Science
  • ECON 2105 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2106 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • 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
  • 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
  • THEA 1100 - Theatre Appreciation

Additional eCore Information

For the eCore academic calendar, visit https://ecore.usg.edu/about/academic-calendar/.

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 the eCore Academic Honesty Policy, visit https://ecore.usg.edu/current-students/student-guide/policies-and-procedures#academic-honesty.

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.

About eMajor

eMajor, the University System of Georgia’s online major-specific courses and degrees, is a convenient and flexible option for students to prepare for workforce demand. UNG participates in the FinTech Academy and offers eMajor FinTech Core courses.

Students take eMajor 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 eMajor courses follow a consistent design to ensure ease of use and reliability. eMajor courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from multiple institutions in the state, including the University of North Georgia.

The eMajor courses are taught entirely online, and some include at least one proctored exam in the course. Student support services, including enrollment advisement, bookstore, library services, tutoring, test proctoring and accessibility services are coordinated through the eCampus Administration and the University of North Georgia.

Students should be aware of three major differences from coursework being offered on campus. Since the program is a collaborative with multiple institutions, eMajor 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 online learning fee. There is also a separate fee for proctored exams. While eMajor courses are accessed through Brightspace by D2L, there are different login credentials and a separate access page from UNG courses. eMajor courses have attendance requirements which students must complete to demonstrate participation in order to be reported as attending. Students seeking to withdraw from an eMajor course must do so through the eMajor withdrawal process and not UNG’s Banner system.

eMajor FinTech Core Courses

  • FTA 4001 – Foundations of FinTech
  • FTA 4002 – Financial Technologies
  • FTA 4003 – Commercial Banking and FinTech
  • FTA 4005 – Introduction to Financial Data Analytics
  • FTA 4100 – Introduction to Information Security for FinTech

Additional eMajor Information

For the eMajor academic calendar, visit https://emajor.usg.edu/about/academic-calendar/.

For additional course information, visit https://emajor.usg.edu/academics/course-descriptions/.

For a list of required materials, visit the eMajor Courses Textbook page at https://emajor.usg.edu/current-students/course-textbooks/.

For additional information regarding technical requirements, visit https://emajor.usg.edu/future-students/technical-requirements.

For additional information regarding the eMajor withdrawal process, visit https://ecore.usg.edu/current-students/student-guide/policies-and-procedures#academic-honesty.

For additional information regarding the eMajor Academic Honesty Policy, visit https://emajor.usg.edu/current-students/student-guide/policies-and-procedures#academic-honesty.

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

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

To complete the eMajor Introduction Quiz, a prerequisite for all eMajor courses, visit https://emajor.usg.edu/future-students/new-student-introduction-quiz/.

*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.