eCore at University of Alaska Fairbanks

These online courses are a great place to start.

eCore courses are UAF’s high-quality online general education classes that are frequently taken by and recommended to new students.


Qualities of eCore:

General Education

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.

Easily Transfers

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.

Low Cost

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.

Course

Instructor

Recommended for Your First Semester

Transfers to Other Universities

Course Materials Are $50 Or Less

Notes

Beginning Drawing (ART F105X) Mareca Guthrie Requires $100-$150 of supplies.
Biology and Society (BIOL F103X) Anja Kade Requires a $140 lab kit plus additional materials for your home lab.
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL F111X & F111L) Donald Larson 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
Introduction to Business (BA F151X) Mark Young FREE
Personal Finance (BA F254X) Tim Stickle FREE
Intro to Interpersonal Communications (COJO F121X) Tori McDermott or Keely Pliska FREE
Fund Oral Comm-Group Context (COJO F131X) Tori McDermott or Nike Bahr FREE
Fund Oral Comm-Public Context (COJO F141X) Nike Bahr FREE
Intro to the Study of Film (COJO/ENGL/FLPA F217X) Tyson Paris-Hansen
Expedition Earth: Intro to Geography (GEOG F101X) Roger Pearson
Enjoying Jazz (MUS F125X) Lorna Eder
Psychology of Development (PSY F240) Dani' Sheppard FREE
Intro to Wmn's Gndr Sexuality (WGS F201X) Kayt Sunwood FREE
Writing Across Contexts (WRTG F111X) Jennifer Tilbury, Derek Hinckley, Patrick Barney, or Sarah Stanley FREE
Writing and the Professions (WRTG F212X) Derek Hinckley FREE
Writing and the Sciences (WRTG F213X) Casie Cameron
Arguing Across Contexts (WRTG F214X) Greg Hindy, Maureen Sullivan Requires book purchases.

Course

Instructor

Recommended for Your First Semester

Transfers to Other Universities

Course Materials Are $50 Or Less

Notes

Beginning Drawing (ART F105X) Mareca Guthrie Requires $100-$150 of supplies.
Biology and Society (BIOL F103X) Anja Kade Requires a $140 lab kit plus additional materials for your home lab.
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL F111X & F111L) Donald Larson 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
Introduction to Business (BA F151X) Mark Young FREE
Personal Finance (BA F254X) Tim Stickle FREE
Intro to Interpersonal Communications (COJO F121X) Tori McDermott or Keely Pliska FREE
Fund Oral Comm-Group Context (COJO F131X) Tori McDermott or Nike Bahr FREE
Fund Oral Comm-Public Context (COJO F141X) Nike Bahr FREE
Intro to the Study of Film (COJO/ENGL/FLPA F217X) Tyson Paris-Hansen
Expedition Earth: Intro to Geography (GEOG F101X) Roger Pearson
Enjoying Jazz (MUS F125X) Lorna Eder
Psychology of Development (PSY F240) Dani' Sheppard FREE
Intro to Wmn's Gndr Sexuality (WGS F201X) Kayt Sunwood FREE
Writing Across Contexts (WRTG F111X) Jennifer Tilbury, Derek Hinckley, Patrick Barney, or Sarah Stanley FREE
Writing and the Professions (WRTG F212X) Derek Hinckley FREE
Writing and the Sciences (WRTG F213X) Casie Cameron
Arguing Across Contexts (WRTG F214X) Greg Hindy, Maureen Sullivan Requires book purchases.