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Campuswide General Education Curriculum:

The following are the campus-wide general education requirements for undergraduate students who started at IU South Bend in or after Fall 2005. All courses are 3 cr. hours, unless otherwise designated.

(Follow the red requirement links to course availability in the online Schedule of Classes.)

I. FUNDAMENTAL LITERACIES (7 courses, 1 from each area, 19 CR.) 
A. Writing: ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (grade C or higher)
B. Critical Thinking
C. Oral Communication: SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking 
D. Visual Literacy
E. Quantitative Reasoning
F. Information Literacy: COAS-Q 110 Introduction to Information Literacy (1 cr.) 
G. Computer Literacy 

II. COMMON CORE COURSES (4 courses, 1 from each area, including at least one course at the 300 level, 12 CR.)
A. The Natural World: ANTH, AST, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS, etc.: N190 or N390
B. Human Behavior and Social Institutions: ANTH, BUS, COGS, POLS, PSY, SOC, SPCH, WGS, etc.: B190 or B399
C. Literary and Intellectual Traditions: CMLT, ENG, FINA, HIST, JOUR, MUS, PHIL, THTR, etc.: T190 or T390
D. Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity: CMLT, ENG, FINA, MUS, THTR, etc.: A190 or A399 

III. CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL VALUES (3 courses, 1 from each area, 8 CR.) 
A. Non-Western Cultures
B. Diversity in United States Society
C. Health and Wellness (2 cr.)

No course may be used to meet more than one of the campus-wide general education requirements. Any course used to meet minor or major requirements may also be used to meet one but not more than one of the campus-wide general education requirements.

Major and Minor Requirements

Major-specific degree requirements can be found by following the links on the Majors and Programs page or here. Selected program sheets are available in the CLAS Advising Center on the 3rd floor of Wiekamp Hall.