Welcome to the XIDS website. We have created this website in an effort to better provide students and faculty with information regarding interdisciplinary courses at West Georgia.
Faculty, please note that all new XIDS Core Courses for areas B2, C1 and E4 of the UWG Core Curriculum must be reviewed and approved by the Core Review Committee. For assessments, forms for submitting XIDS course proposals, and further information, please refer to the faculty pages linked in the gray navigation bar. If you have questions regarding XIDS Core Courses and approvals, please contact Dr. Andy Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students, we hope you find this information to be helpful, including an explanation of what XIDS means and topics covered in interdisciplinary courses, as well as information about XIDS course offerings.
Do you have a passion for learning?
Do you aspire to understand people from all walks of life? Do you dream of studying a particular culture? Come to the University West Georgia and prepare yourself for a career in focused studies. Going West offers exciting programs in a variety of study concentrations with plenty of opportunity to gain experience and to learn and network with people and organizations around the region and throughout the United States.
What is XIDS?
IDS and XIDS refer to the cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of courses in various programs and across the UWG curriculum. IDS programs include one major and seven minor degrees: A B.A. in Global Studies (Course prefix GLOB); it also includes programs in Africana Studies, Classical Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies and Women's Studies. Each of these programs includes courses from a range of academic departments and disciplines.
Get in Touch
Dr. Andy Walter
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies
Phone: (678) 839-4070
See the related links in the gray navigation menu for program requirements and course offerings. XIDS courses can be team-taught or by a single professor. The purpose is to offer, through special topics, an integrative learning experience that results in a new and enhanced perspective. Three XIDS courses in the core are templates for creating a variety of new, topic-driven sections.