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 Georgia Gwinnett College
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 disability services are coordinated through the eCore Administration and the Georgia Gwinnett College.
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 Georgia Gwinnett College. All fee will apply to online courses. 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.
- 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 1301 - 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
- HIST 1111 - World History I
- HIST 1112 - World History II
- HIST 2111 - United States History I
- HIST 2112 - United States History II
- MATH 1001 - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
- 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