Course Designation Statements

Student working on assignmentSpecific Course Designations

Special course designations are indicated for some undergraduate courses. These designations are as follows:

  • DD=Domestic Diversity
  • GD=Global Diversity
  • GE:EN=Written Communication
  • GE:EX=Health-Related Physical Activity
  • GE:FA=Fine Arts
  • GE:HL=Health Promotion
  • GE:HU=Humanities
  • GE:MA=Mathematics
  • GE:SC=Natural Sciences
  • GE:SO=Social Sciences
  • SL=Service-learning
  • SL*=Selected Sections are Service-learning
  • WI=Writing Intensive
  • WI*=Selected Sections are Writing Intensive

See the Undergraduate Student Catalogue (Links to an external site.) for more detail.


Courses that Carry General Education (GE) Credit

Courses that carry general education credit are identified in the course description by using the GE designation. Course lists are also available and can be viewed by in the ECU Undergraduate Catalogue (Links to an external site.).

See Module 3.1 for additional requirements and resources for syllabi in courses that carry GE credit.


Statement for Writing Intensive (WI) Courses

___________ [insert course prefix, number, and section] is a writing intensive course in the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at East Carolina University. This course will focus on the development of writing skills. Upon completion of the course students will:

  1. Use writing to investigate complex, relevant topics and address significant questions through engagement with and effective use of credible sources.
  2. Produce writing that reflects an awareness of context, purpose, and audience, particularly within the written genres (Including genres that integrate writing with visuals, audio or other multimodal components) of their major disciplines and/or career fields.
  3. Demonstrate that they understand writing as a process that can be made more effective though drafting revision.
  4. Proofread and edit their own writing, avoiding grammatical and mechanical errors.
  5. Assess and explain the major choices that they make in their writing.

This course contributes to the twelve-hour WI requirement for students at ECU. Additional information is available at the following site: (Links to an external site.).