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Foundations Curriculum

Students must have at least 42 semester hours of Foundations Curriculum (FC) in order to graduate and at least 32 of these hours completed before they may declare. There are six categories under FC, listed below. All students must meet these Foundations Curriculum requirements, however, depending on the student's major, certain classes in each category are required by the major. Students should refer to their major requirements to determine what Foundations Curriculum courses are required by their major and where they have free choice.
*Note: These classes are submect to change, please check the most current catalog.

  • English (6 hours) â€, courses falling under this category are identified by FC:EN in the online university undergraduate catalog.
  • Science (8 hours, with at least 1 lab course) â€, courses falling under this category are identified by FC:SC in the online university undergraduate catalog.
  • Social Sciences (12 hours, with courses from 3 different disciplines) â€, courses falling under this category are identified by FC:SO in the online university undergraduate catalog.
  • Mathematics (3 hours) â€, courses falling under this category are identified by FC:MA in the online university undergraduate catalog.
  • Humanities and Fine Arts (10 hours, with at least one course in Humanities and one course in Fine Arts) â€, courses falling under this category are identified by FC:HU and FC:FA in the online university undergraduate catalog.
  • Health and Exercise & Sport Science (3 hours) â€, courses falling under this category are identified by FC:HL and FC:EX in the online university undergraduate catalog.

Searching Foundations Curriculum in the CATALOG:

  1. Access applicable online ECU catalog.
  2. Click on "Courses" found on the left-hand side menu.
  3. At the top of this page are Course Lists already provided for each Foundations Curriculum area:
    • English (FC:EN) = ENGL 1100 and ENGL 2201
    • Exercise and Sport Science (FC:EX) Course List
    • Fine Arts (FC:FA) Course List
    • Health (FC:HL) Course List
    • Humanities (FC:HU) Course List
    • Mathematics (FC:MA) Course List
    • Science (FC:SC) Course List
    • Social Science (FC:SO) Course List

Searching Foundations Curriculum on Banner

  1. Log onto Pirate Port using your Pirate ID and passphrase from www.ecu.edu
  2. Click "My Widgets"
  3. Click "Banner Self Service Links"
  4. Click "Course Registration" (a new window will pop up)
  5. Click "Look Up Classes" (ONLY if your registration window is not yet open for the current registration period). IF your registration window IS open for the current registration period, click "Add or Drop Classes."
  6. Select the appropriate term and click "Submit"
  7. Enter your "Student PIN" if using the "Add or Drop Classes" option: select "Course Search"
  8. On the "Look-Up Classes" page, select "Advanced Search"
  9. Highlight all the subject areas in the "Subject" box
  10. In the "Attribute Type" box, click the course attribute in which you would like to search (for example: "Humanities Requirement")
  11. Click "Selection Search"

Goals of the Foundations Curriculum at ECU