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Starting Strong

The Department of General Education is dedicated to making the classes students take in their first years of college the most extraordinary and exiting.

Welcome to the Department of General Education

The Department of General Education's mission is to provide a diverse student body with opportunities to achieve academically, creatively, and professionally in their chosen fields. We provide students with a balanced and dynamic academic foundation so that they graduate not only with essential reading, writing, and quantitative skills, but with the excitement of academic discovery in a variety of disciplines, a strong foundation in critical reasoning, and a firm grounding in ethics.

First-Year Writing

The First-Year Writing Program at the University of West Georgia encompasses all sections of ENGL 1101 and 1102. These two courses are required for all entering students (unless exempted by university-approved scores on college entrance exams). First-Year Writing faculty are committed to working with first-year students to help them develop the college-level writing and critical thinking skills that they need to be successful in all of their college courses.

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First-Year Mathematics

First-Year Math encompasses Quantitative Skills &Reasoning (MATH-1001), College Algebra (MATH-1111), and
Precalculus (MATH-1113) as well as the corresponding lab and support sections. They also teach sections of Elementary Statistics (MATH-1401), Survey of Calculus (MATH-1413), and Calculus I (MATH-1634).

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair: Tim Schroer
Contact Person: Nate Vargas

Phone: 678-839-6515

Email: nvargas@westga.edu

Location: TLC 3103