eCore courses are UAF’s high-quality online general education classes that are frequently taken by and recommended to new students.
If you want to pursue a bachelor, associate of arts or associate of science degree, you will need to take a number of core classes — at UAF we call them General Education Requirements (GERs). We offer more than 100 GERs online through eCampus but the courses below have been hand-picked for new students.
Transferring credits can sometimes be a hassle but we are continually trying to make it easier on students. UAF is part of the Interstate Passport Network, which means many of our classes easily transfer to dozens of partner universities, including the other colleges within the University of Alaska system.
Many UAF instructors are committed to keeping your course costs down and, to help, they choose to use and share open educational resources. These high-quality materials are in the public domain and free of charge to you.
Recommended for Your First Semester
Transfers to Other Universities
Course Materials Are $40 Or Less
|Beginning Drawing (ART F105X)||Mareca Guthrie||Yes||yes||Requires $100-$150 of supplies.|
|Biology and Society (BIOL F103X)||Anja Kade||Yes||Yes||Requires a $140 lab kit plus additional materials for your home lab.|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL F111X & F111L)||Donald Larson||Yes||Yes||Requires a lab kit, which costs $239 for BIOL F111L or $379 for both BIOL F111L and BIOL F112L.|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL F112X & F112L)||Donald Larson||Yes||Yes|
|Introduction to Business (BA F151X)||Mark Young||Yes||Yes||FREE|
|Personal Finance (BA F254X)||Tim Stickel||Yes||Yes||FREE|
|Intro to Interpersonal Communications (COJO F121X)||Tori McDermott or Keely Pliska||Yes||Yes||FREE|
|Fund Oral Comm-Group Context (COJO F131X)||Tori McDermott or Nike Bahr||Yes||Yes||FREE|
|Fund Oral Comm-Public Context (COJO F141X)||Nike Bahr||Yes||Yes||FREE|
|Intro to the Study of Film (COJO/ENGL/FLPA F217X)||Tyson Paris-Hansen||Yes||Requires book and video purchases.|
|Expedition Earth: Intro to Geography (GEOG F101X)||Roger Pearson||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Enjoying Jazz (MUS F125X)||Lorna Eder||Yes||Requires book purchase.|
|Psychology of Development (PSY F240)||Dani’ Sheppard||Yes||FREE|
|Intro to Wmn’s Gndr Sexuality (WGS F201X)||Kayt Sunwood||Yes||Yes||FREE|
|Writing Across Contexts (WRTG F111X)||Jennifer Tilbury, Derek Hinckley, Patrick Barney, or Sarah Stanley||Yes||Yes||FREE|
|Writing and the Professions (WRTG F212X)||Derek Hinckley||Yes||FREE|
|Writing and the Sciences (WRTG F213X)||Casie Cameron||Yes||Yes|
|Arguing Across Contexts (WRTG F214X)||Greg Hindy, Maureen Sullivan||Yes||Requires book purchases.|