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Foundation Curriculum FAQ

ENGLISH COMP (FC:EN)

Student should provide a course description and/or syllabus to CAS@ecu.edu to determine if it is equivalent to ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1200.

If granted credit for ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1200, it will count as WI credit.

If a student transfers in ENGL 1200 but not ENGL 1100, he/she is NOT required to take ENGL 1100. However, the student is still required to complete 12 sh of Writing Intensive coursework for graduation (3 sh must be in the major). Therefore, in lieu of earning 3 sh in ENGL 1100, a student can fulfill this requirement in any subject area as long as it is designated WI.

MATH (FC:MA)

Any MATH elective will count as FC:MA

NATURAL SCIENCES (FC:SC)

Any GEOL, PHYS, CHEM, BIOL elective will count towards FC:SC.

GEOG ELECTIVE– Must be similar to GEOG 1300 (Weather and Climate). Student should provide course description and/or syllabus.

AP Environmental Science will count as FC:SC

SOCIAL SCIENCES (FC:SO)

Any PSYC, SOCI, HIST, POLS, ECON elective will count towards FC:SO.

COMM ELECTIVE– Must be similar to COMM 1001 (Intro to Comm.). Student should provide course description and/or syllabus.

ANTH ELECTIVE – Most may count as FC:SO unless it is similar to ANTH 2015/2016 (Biological Anthropology).

GEOG ELECTIVE– Most may count as FC:SO unless it is similar to GEOG 1300 (Weather and Climate).

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES (FC:FA / FC:HU)

Any ART, DNCE, MUSC, THEA elective will count towards FC:FA.

COMM ELECTIVE – Must be a public speaking or interpersonal communication to count as FC:FA.

Any PHIL, RELI, or CLAS elective will count towards FC:HU.

ENGL and FORL ELECTIVE – Must be a literature course to count towards FC:HU.

HEALTH/EXERCISE (FC:HL / FC:EX)

HLTH ELECTIVE FC:HL – Must cover personal and community health to count as FC:HL. (First aid does not count.)

EXSS ELECTIVE – Must be a physical activity to count towards FC:EX.

Military - The student must provide proper documentation to receive credit for HLTH 1000 and/or EXSS 1000. Proper documentation would consist of a DD-214 form, AARTS transcript, or a SMART transcript. Please submit to vaoffice@ecu.edu

If seeking FC credit for a course transferred as ZELE or another subject that can possibly fall under an FC area (WOST, RCLS, etc), e-mail the course title, course description and/or syllabus, year taken, and what college/university to CAS@ecu.edu. Please be specific in the FC credit being sought and include the students banner ID.

Re-Evaluation of a Transfer Course

Student seeking credit for a specific ECU course (example – MATH 1065) must provide a course description and/or syllabus.

1000/2000 level courses

E-mail the course title, course description and/or syllabus, year taken, and what college/university to CAS@ecu.edu. Please be specific in the credit being sought and include the student’s banner ID.

3000 and above

Complete a Request for Re-Evaluation of Course Which Transferred “By Title” and submit to the appropriate department chair. Form can be found at http://www.ecu.edu/registrar/

Substitutions

Departments may choose to substitute any transfer elective for a major course requirement. Departments may also waive specific FC required for their major (example – student has a job in public speaking, department can choose to waive COMM 2410 from their majors required FC courses). Students still must complete 42 hours of FC.

Permission to Take Courses at an Institution other than ECU

Students must complete a permission form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar or e-mail it to CAS@ecu.edu prior to taking a course(s) at another institution. Permission forms can be found at http://www.ecu.edu/registrar/. Once submitted, the student will receive a copy of the approved/denied permission form along with how the course(s) at the other institution will transfer back to ECU. Course descriptions and/or syllabus are required for all out-of-state schools.

Students must meet the following requirements for transfer credit to be accepted:

  • The students must earn a grade of C or better in the transfer courses.
  • The student may not transfer a course for which they have credit at ECU.
  • The Students may not transfer a course which has been failed at ECU (exceptions may be made by the department of the course that was failed – signature required on permission form).

 

Note: If a student breaks enrollment at ECU (fall or spring) and attends college elsewhere, they must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all transfer work to qualify for readmission to ECU

If a student is taking the pre-requisite for a course he/she would like to register for in the following semester:

Example – a student taking the equivalent of ENGL 1100 at a community college over the summer and wants to take ENGL 1200 in the fall at ECU. The student can seek approval to be special added to ENGL 1200 while enrolled in the course at the community college. This approval would come from the department of the ECU course in which they would like added. In this case, it will be up to the ENGL department to determine if the student may be added to ENGL 1200.

Writing Intensive Credit (WI)

For students seeking WI credit for a transfer course, the student should contact Dr. Will Banks, Interim Director of the University Writing Program (banksw@ecu.edu). Dr. Banks will need a syllabus of the course being evaluated.

Note: If a student transfers in a course other than ENGL 1100/1200 (ENGL 3880, POLS 2010, and other academic subject areas) that is normally WI at ECU, it does NOT mean it will count as WI.