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JUMP! Program

Dates: August 4-10, 2024

Meets: Su, M, Tu, W, Th, F and Sa from 12 M to 12:00 AM

Location: UWG Carrollton

Registration Fee: $275.00

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Ready to experience UWG early? Join us for JUMP!

JUMP! is a one-week pre-college experience designed to prepare first-year UWG students for academic success in college while also developing friendships and adapting to campus life early!

As part of the JUMP! Program, first-year UWG students will spend August 4-10 (a week prior to the start of UWG classes) on campus participating in a unique pre-college experience. First-year students who participate in the JUMP! Program will have the opportunity to move into their residence hall early and begin living on campus. As part of the JUMP! Program, first-year students will spend the week on campus early engaging in leadership activities, meeting current students and UWG campus leaders, and developing friendships with other first-year UWG students.

The JUMP! Program allows first-year students to engage with their first-year Cornerstone seminar early by offering interaction with their first-year instructor and potential classmates. JUMP! participants can expect to meet other first-year students and also get a jump-start on preparing for academic success early by engaging in academic success workshops related to the first-year.

When completing the below online registration, please select your preferences for a Cornerstone first-year seminar course option based on the course theme. Cornerstone courses are designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to academic learning at the college level. Students who participate in the JUMP! Program will be in one of the following sections:

• Honors Section - What do you know about Relationships and Dating in college?

Human relationships are complex. To help us understand how we behave in our friendships and relationships, we will brainstorm questions and their potential solutions. When life gets crazy, it is important that we take time to reflect and focus on the things in life that bring us joy. Inspired by John Green's book The Anthropocene Reviewed, we will find people, places, and things, that bring us joy and write a formal review of them. One of the biggest goals of this course is to help you learn more about who you are as a person. To aid in that process, we will each complete three reflections throughout the semester. As a result of taking this course, you will have a better understanding of who you are as a person and your passions.


• Happiness Now!

The pursuit of happiness is what ultimately drives us all, yet there is no single answer as to how we can both achieve and sustain it. Over the course of this semester, we will explore texts associated with our collective pursuit of happiness, exploring issues such as how we define happiness (and why) to whether we can, in fact, create our own happiness.


• The Value of Peer Leadership

The Value of Peer Leadership is centered around leadership as it relates to peers in college. This course will examine different peer leadership styles, hear from campus leaders, and help students prepare to engage in peer leadership at the University of West Georgia.


• The Horror Genre

This course explores fictional aspects of horror and its sub-genres in art, film, and literature. As scholars and audience members, we will examine the metaphorical aspects inherent in horror-and why we flock to such unsettling material. Specific units include critical studies on psychological, supernatural, analog, and body horror framed by an evolving understanding of the monstrous and grotesque. Course expectations include active reading and journaling, participation in discussion and activities, and the completion of a final project and presentation.


Program Contact: If you require JUMP! Program information or clarification, please contact Emily Richardson at erichard@westga.edu or 678.839.5366.

Registration Contact: For registration assistance, please contact Erika McClain at emcclain@westga.edu or 678.839.6611.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: (Refund Deadline is: July 5, 2024) A refund less a $10.00 administrative fee will be issued upon notification in person, by telephone (678-839-6611), or e-mail Continuing Education at continuewest@westga.edu on or before deadline.
Fee: $275.00

UWG Carrollton

1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118
Date Day Time Location
08/04/2024Sunday12M to 12M UWG Carrollton
08/05/2024Monday12M to 12M UWG Carrollton
08/06/2024Tuesday12M to 12M UWG Carrollton
08/07/2024Wednesday12M to 12M UWG Carrollton
08/08/2024Thursday12M to 12M UWG Carrollton
08/09/2024Friday12M to 12M UWG Carrollton
08/10/2024Saturday12M to 12M UWG Carrollton

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