While providing the basis for a challenging and rewarding education, GenEd courses introduce students to the rich diversity of course offerings at IU Bloomington and encourage them to explore new and inspiring fields of inquiry. Each year, faculty members from all academic units on the Bloomington campus review proposals for new additions to the list of GenEd courses. Over 900 courses have been approved by the General Education Committee, giving students a wide variety of options for fulfilling their GenEd requirements.

In order to apply toward the General Education Common Ground requirements, a course must be GenEd-approved for the semester in which the course is taken.

For a listing of all courses approved for a particular GenEd Common Ground category in any given academic year, please consult the Approved Courses listing on the IU Bloomington General Education website.

For information about the International Experience option for fulfilling the World Languages and Cultures requirement and about opportunities for studying abroad, see the website of the IU Overseas Study Program.

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