College can take your passion for learning to the next level, and First-Year Seminars (XIDS 2002) are great place to start! Designed to introduce you to the academic life of the university, seminars focus on intellectually engaging topics that reflect our faculty's commitment to helping you learn how to succeed in college. All First-Year Seminars count within UWG’s core curriculum, so they also set you on a pathway toward completing your degree in a timely fashion. Approximately 60 First-Year Seminars will be offered each fall on a variety of academic topics in the Sciences and Math, Humanities and the Arts, and the Social Sciences.

The course titles offered in fall of 2018 are below (WDYKA stands for “What do you know about?”)

Detailed course descriptions can be found here.

First-Year Seminar Courses - Fall 2018

Instructor Day Time CRN Course Title
Shoemake M 10:00-11:40 AM 83407 WDYKA Fake News
Khan M 1:00-2:40 PM 82497 WDYKA Sources of Energy
Overfield M 1:00-2:40 PM 83401 WDYKA Protest and Resistance Movements
Ellison M 3:00-4:20 PM 82485 WDYKA Superheroes and Intersectionality
Mock M 3:30-5:10 PM 82505 WDYKA Taming Your Brain
Hendrix MW 8:50-9:40 AM 82493 WDYKA Folklore
Theobald, D. MW 8:50-9:40 AM 83410 WDYKA Your Identity Through American Cinema
Belcher MW 9:00-9:50 AM 83422 WDYKA Making Decisions **Offered exclusively at Newnan Campus**
Walter MW 9:30-10:20 AM 83413 WDYKA Atlanta's New Stadiums and the Economic Geography of Sports
Fraser MW 9:55-10:45 AM 82489 WDYKA Poetry and Song Lyrics
 Murphy MW 9:55-10:45 AM 83399 WDYKA The Hunger Games and the Politics of Food
Haught MW 11:00-11:50 AM 82491 WDYKA Time Travel
Peterson MW 11:00-11:50 AM 83403 WDYKA You
Barrett MW 12:05-12:55 PM 81266 WDYKA Terrorism: Who, Why, How
Henderson MW 1:20-2:10 PM 82492 WDYKA Sports, Society and Culture
Merrem MW 1:20-2:10 PM 82504 WDYKA The Wisdom of Wolves
Lee MW 2:25-3:15 PM 82500 WDYKA The Death Penalty
Frank MW 2:25-3:15 PM 82488 WDYKA Games as Storytelling
 Masters MW 3:30-4:20 PM 82501 WDYKA American Surveillance and Post-9/11 Citizenship
Crafton MW 3:30-4:20 PM 82481 WDYKA Speaking a Dialect
Anderson MW 5:30-6:20 PM 83396 WDYKA Sexuality and Gender in French Cinema
Lamfers/Tabit T 8:10-9:50 AM 82499 WDYKA Science and the Art of Water
Murrain T 11:00 AM-12:40PM 83400 WDYKA UWG Campus History
Hipchen T 11:00AM-12:40PM 82494 WDYKA You Are What You Eat
Fain T 2:00-3:40 PM 82486 WDYKA Dr. Sheldon Cooper, the Eccentric Genius of the Sitcom The Big Bang Theory
Samples TR 8:50-9:40 AM 83406 WDYKA Walt Disney and the American Century
McRae TR 8:50-9:40 AM 82503 WDYKA How Advertising Exploits Your Fears
Bretch TR 9:55-10:45 AM 82479 WDYKA Leadership in Star Wars
Pearson TR 9:55-10:45 AM 83402 WDYKA Ye Olden Tymes
Edelman TR 11:00-11:50 AM 82484 WDYKA First-Generation Students
Drammeh TR 11:00-11:50 AM 82483 WDYKA the Usians and their Government
McKendry-Smith TR 12:05-12:55 PM 82502 WDYKA Shangri-La and Ideas of Utopia
Tarrant TR 12:05-12:55 PM 83409 WDYKA Succeeding in College
Bronkema TR 1:20-2:10 PM 82480 WDYKA Friendship and Dating in College
Hunter TR 3:30-4:20 PM 82496 WDYKA Harry Potter, Politics, and Activism
Theobald, K. TR 4:30-5:20 PM 83411 WDYKA The World of Higher Education
Beznosov TR 5:30-6:20 PM 81267 WDYKA Understanding Politics Through Movies
Umminger W 7:55-9:50 AM 83412 WDYKA Taming Your Brain
Dillon W 10:00-11:40 AM 82482 WDYKA Making Decisions
Hunt W 10:00-11:40 AM 82495 WDYKA Singing for Social Change
Morris W 1:00-2:40 PM 82554 WDYKA Sport Movies and Their Impact
Pidhainy/Schroer W 3:30-5:10 PM 83404 WDYKA The Boxer Rebellion
Spratlin W 5:30-7:10 PM 83440 WDYKA Superheroes
Pierrette R 11:00AM-12:40PM 83405 WDYKA A Different World
Skott-Myhre R 2:00-3:40 PM 83408 WDYKA Witches, Fairies and Sorcerers (oh, my!)
Farmer R 5:30-7:10 PM 82487 WDYKA Fame and Celebrity Culture
Kramer/Williams F 9:55-11:55 AM 82498 WDKYA Worlds of Music
Harte F 10:00-11:40 AM 82490 WDYKA Livin' in the South
Gu N/A Online 80604 WDYKA the Mathematics Behind Voting **100% Online**

First-Year Seminar Courses - Fall 2018

  • Instructor: Shoemake
    Day: M
    Time: 10:00-11:40 AM
    CRN: 83407
    Course Title: WDYKA Fake News

  • Instructor: Khan
    Day: M
    Time: 1:00-2:40 PM
    CRN: 82497
    Course Title: WDYKA Sources of Energy

  • Instructor: Overfield
    Day: M
    Time: 1:00-2:40 PM
    CRN: 83401
    Course Title: WDYKA Protest and Resistance Movements

  • Instructor: Ellison
    Day: M
    Time: 3:00-4:20 PM
    CRN: 82485
    Course Title: WDYKA Superheroes and Intersectionality

  • Instructor: Mock
    Day: M
    Time: 3:30-5:10 PM
    CRN: 82505
    Course Title: WDYKA Taming Your Brain

  • Instructor: Hendrix
    Day: MW
    Time: 8:50-9:40 AM
    CRN: 82493
    Course Title: WDYKA Folklore

  • Instructor: Theobald, D.
    Day: MW
    Time: 8:50-9:40 AM
    CRN: 83410
    Course Title: WDYKA Your Identity Through American Cinema

  • Instructor: Belcher
    Day: MW
    Time: 9:00-9:50 AM
    CRN: 83422
    Course Title: WDYKA Making Decisions **Offered exclusively at Newnan Campus**

  • Instructor: Walter
    Day: MW
    Time: 9:30-10:20 AM
    CRN: 83413
    Course Title: WDYKA Atlanta's New Stadiums and the Economic Geography of Sports

  • Instructor: Fraser
    Day: MW
    Time: 9:55-10:45 AM
    CRN: 82489
    Course Title: WDYKA Poetry and Song Lyrics

  • Instructor:  Murphy
    Day: MW
    Time: 9:55-10:45 AM
    CRN: 83399
    Course Title: WDYKA The Hunger Games and the Politics of Food

  • Instructor: Haught
    Day: MW
    Time: 11:00-11:50 AM
    CRN: 82491
    Course Title: WDYKA Time Travel

  • Instructor: Peterson
    Day: MW
    Time: 11:00-11:50 AM
    CRN: 83403
    Course Title: WDYKA You

  • Instructor: Barrett
    Day: MW
    Time: 12:05-12:55 PM
    CRN: 81266
    Course Title: WDYKA Terrorism: Who, Why, How

  • Instructor: Henderson
    Day: MW
    Time: 1:20-2:10 PM
    CRN: 82492
    Course Title: WDYKA Sports, Society and Culture

  • Instructor: Merrem
    Day: MW
    Time: 1:20-2:10 PM
    CRN: 82504
    Course Title: WDYKA The Wisdom of Wolves

  • Instructor: Lee
    Day: MW
    Time: 2:25-3:15 PM
    CRN: 82500
    Course Title: WDYKA The Death Penalty

  • Instructor: Frank
    Day: MW
    Time: 2:25-3:15 PM
    CRN: 82488
    Course Title: WDYKA Games as Storytelling

  • Instructor:  Masters
    Day: MW
    Time: 3:30-4:20 PM
    CRN: 82501
    Course Title: WDYKA American Surveillance and Post-9/11 Citizenship

  • Instructor: Crafton
    Day: MW
    Time: 3:30-4:20 PM
    CRN: 82481
    Course Title: WDYKA Speaking a Dialect

  • Instructor: Anderson
    Day: MW
    Time: 5:30-6:20 PM
    CRN: 83396
    Course Title: WDYKA Sexuality and Gender in French Cinema

  • Instructor: Lamfers/Tabit
    Day: T
    Time: 8:10-9:50 AM
    CRN: 82499
    Course Title: WDYKA Science and the Art of Water

  • Instructor: Murrain
    Day: T
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:40PM
    CRN: 83400
    Course Title: WDYKA UWG Campus History

  • Instructor: Hipchen
    Day: T
    Time: 11:00AM-12:40PM
    CRN: 82494
    Course Title: WDYKA You Are What You Eat

  • Instructor: Fain
    Day: T
    Time: 2:00-3:40 PM
    CRN: 82486
    Course Title: WDYKA Dr. Sheldon Cooper, the Eccentric Genius of the Sitcom The Big Bang Theory

  • Instructor: Samples
    Day: TR
    Time: 8:50-9:40 AM
    CRN: 83406
    Course Title: WDYKA Walt Disney and the American Century

  • Instructor: McRae
    Day: TR
    Time: 8:50-9:40 AM
    CRN: 82503
    Course Title: WDYKA How Advertising Exploits Your Fears

  • Instructor: Bretch
    Day: TR
    Time: 9:55-10:45 AM
    CRN: 82479
    Course Title: WDYKA Leadership in Star Wars

  • Instructor: Pearson
    Day: TR
    Time: 9:55-10:45 AM
    CRN: 83402
    Course Title: WDYKA Ye Olden Tymes

  • Instructor: Edelman
    Day: TR
    Time: 11:00-11:50 AM
    CRN: 82484
    Course Title: WDYKA First-Generation Students

  • Instructor: Drammeh
    Day: TR
    Time: 11:00-11:50 AM
    CRN: 82483
    Course Title: WDYKA the Usians and their Government

  • Instructor: McKendry-Smith
    Day: TR
    Time: 12:05-12:55 PM
    CRN: 82502
    Course Title: WDYKA Shangri-La and Ideas of Utopia

  • Instructor: Tarrant
    Day: TR
    Time: 12:05-12:55 PM
    CRN: 83409
    Course Title: WDYKA Succeeding in College

  • Instructor: Bronkema
    Day: TR
    Time: 1:20-2:10 PM
    CRN: 82480
    Course Title: WDYKA Friendship and Dating in College

  • Instructor: Hunter
    Day: TR
    Time: 3:30-4:20 PM
    CRN: 82496
    Course Title: WDYKA Harry Potter, Politics, and Activism

  • Instructor: Theobald, K.
    Day: TR
    Time: 4:30-5:20 PM
    CRN: 83411
    Course Title: WDYKA The World of Higher Education

  • Instructor: Beznosov
    Day: TR
    Time: 5:30-6:20 PM
    CRN: 81267
    Course Title: WDYKA Understanding Politics Through Movies

  • Instructor: Umminger
    Day: W
    Time: 7:55-9:50 AM
    CRN: 83412
    Course Title: WDYKA Taming Your Brain

  • Instructor: Dillon
    Day: W
    Time: 10:00-11:40 AM
    CRN: 82482
    Course Title: WDYKA Making Decisions

  • Instructor: Hunt
    Day: W
    Time: 10:00-11:40 AM
    CRN: 82495
    Course Title: WDYKA Singing for Social Change

  • Instructor: Morris
    Day: W
    Time: 1:00-2:40 PM
    CRN: 82554
    Course Title: WDYKA Sport Movies and Their Impact

  • Instructor: Pidhainy/Schroer
    Day: W
    Time: 3:30-5:10 PM
    CRN: 83404
    Course Title: WDYKA The Boxer Rebellion

  • Instructor: Spratlin
    Day: W
    Time: 5:30-7:10 PM
    CRN: 83440
    Course Title: WDYKA Superheroes

  • Instructor: Pierrette
    Day: R
    Time: 11:00AM-12:40PM
    CRN: 83405
    Course Title: WDYKA A Different World

  • Instructor: Skott-Myhre
    Day: R
    Time: 2:00-3:40 PM
    CRN: 83408
    Course Title: WDYKA Witches, Fairies and Sorcerers (oh, my!)

  • Instructor: Farmer
    Day: R
    Time: 5:30-7:10 PM
    CRN: 82487
    Course Title: WDYKA Fame and Celebrity Culture

  • Instructor: Kramer/Williams
    Day: F
    Time: 9:55-11:55 AM
    CRN: 82498
    Course Title: WDKYA Worlds of Music

  • Instructor: Harte
    Day: F
    Time: 10:00-11:40 AM
    CRN: 82490
    Course Title: WDYKA Livin' in the South

  • Instructor: Gu
    Day: N/A
    Time: Online
    CRN: 80604
    Course Title: WDYKA the Mathematics Behind Voting **100% Online**