UWG Honors College Academic Integrity Policy
Students in the Honors College at the University of West Georgia are expected to have exceptional academic integrity, based on honesty, trust, respect, fairness, and responsibility. Participation in the Honors College is based on academic performance, and all forms of cheating call into question the legitimacy of a student's grades. All Honors students are expected to adhere to the University's Honor Code and Policies of Academic Integrity. See Academic Honor section, or Connection and Student Handbook, p. 120. Participation in the UWG Honors College is a privilege, as Honors students receive many advantages. Any violation of the University's Honor Code may result in "penalties up to and including" dismissal from the Honors College. All final decisions will be made by the Dean of the Honors College.
Interdisciplinary Studies, Programs and Options
The College of Arts and Humanities, The College of Science and Mathematics, and the College of Social Sciences recognize the importance of integrating learning across departmentally housed disciplines. In support of this aim, the Colleges and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies offer students opportunities to enroll in a variety of interdisciplinary options, including single courses combining more than one discipline and two or more courses from different departments linked together by their focus on common themes as well as major and minor degree programs. IDS and XIDS refer to the cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of courses and programs across the Colleges.
IDS programs include two major degrees: a B.S. ENST in Environmental Studies (Course prefix ENVS), and a B.A. in Global Studies (Course prefix GLOB) both housed in the College of Science and Mathematics (Department of Geosciences). They also include minor degree and certificate programs housed in the College of Arts and Humanities: Africana Studies (English Department) , Classical Studies (History Department), Film Studies (English Department), Gender and Sexuality Studies (Foreign Languages and Literatures Departure), and those housed in the College of Social Sciences: Latin American Studies (Political Science Department) and Women's Studies (Sociology Department). Each of these programs includes courses from a range of academic departments and disciplines including, from the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Sciences and Mathematics, and the College of Social Sciences. See the related links for program requirements and course offerings at: http://www.westga.edu/xids/.
XIDS courses are an essential part of the Core Curriculum, as they meet and support University and College learning outcomes required in the Core. XIDS courses can be team-taught or taught by a single professor. The purpose is to offer, through special topics, an integrative learning experience that results in a new and enhanced academic perspective. Three XIDS courses in the Core are templates for creating a variety of new, topic-driven sections. These include in Core Area B2, XIDS 2001 and XIDS 2002 ('What do you really know about…[special topics]?' ); in Area C1, XIDS 2100 (Arts and Ideas Special Topics) and in Core Area E4, XIDS 2300 (Interdisciplinary Studies in the Social Sciences). For examples and further information, please see the XIDS Core website at: http://www.westga.edu/xids/index_4036.php
For further information, please contact the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at 678-839-6038 or consult the IDS website at http://www.westga.edu/xids/ .