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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. Depending on the student's major, certain classes in each category are required by the major. Students must refer to the left hand side of their major's checksheet for this info! Students should utilize their major's checksheet to help determine what Foundations Curriculum courses are required by their major and where they have free choice. Once this has been identified, students should look at the FC Newspaper to determine what courses to register for where they have free choice. *Note: These classes are subject to change please check the most current catalog.

  • English (6 hours) – 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) – 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) – courses falling under this category are identified by FC:SO in the online university undergraduate catalog.
  • Mathematics (3 hours) – 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) – 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) – 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. Using the "Course Filter" tool, type in the correct description key (For example: type "FC:HU" if you want a list of ALL the classes that count as a Foundations Curriculum: Humanities) in the "Keyword or Phrase" search bar:
    • FC:EN=English
    • FC:EX=Exercise and Sport Science
    • FC:FA=Fine Arts
    • FC:HL=Health
    • FC:HU=Humanities
    • FC:MA=Mathematics
    • FC:SC=Science
    • FC:SO=Social Science
  4. Click "Filter"

Searching Foundations Curriculum on BANNER:

  1. Log onto OneStop using your Pirate ID and passphrase from www.ecu.edu
  2. Click "Tools" tab
  3. Click "Banner Self Service" (a new window will pop up)
  4. Click "Student" tab
  5. Click "Registration"
  6. 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."
  7. Select the appropriate term and click "Submit"
  8. Enter your "Student PIN" if using the "Add or Drop Classes" option: select "Course Search"
  9. On the "Look-Up Classes" page, select "Advanced Search"
  10. Highlight all the subject areas in the "Subject" box
  11. In the "Attribute Type" box, click the course attribute in which you would like to search (for example: "Humanities Requirement")
  12. Click "Selection Search"

Goals of the Foundations Curriculum at ECU