Previous IU South Bend Campus Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins (bulletins prior to 2013-2014 are in PDF format only).

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Campuswide General Education

For a more detailed description of the IU South Bend campuswide general-education requirements, including lists of approved courses, see the General Education site.

All courses certified as meeting the campuswide general-education requirements are designated in the Schedule of Classes.


Campuswide Curriculum (34 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Fundamental Literacies (16 cr.)
  • Writing | ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I (with a grade of C or higher)
  • Critical Thinking | Select from approved course list
  • Oral Communication | SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (with a grade of C or higher)
  • Visual Literacy | Select from approved course list
  • Quantitative Reasoning | Select from approved course list (Level 4 equivalency or above)
  • Information Literacy | COAS-Q 110 Introduction to Information Literacy (1 cr.) (course to be taken in conjunction with ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition 1)
  • Computer Literacy | Successful accomplishment of the computer literacy placement exam (0 cr.); OR
    Computer Literacy course (counts as 3 credit elective)

Common Core Courses (12 cr.)

Complete one course from each of the following four areas, as designated in the Schedule of Classes. At least one of the areas must be completed at the 300-level.

  • The Natural World | Select from approved course list
  • Human Behavior and Social Institutions | Select from approved course list
  • Literary and Intellectual Traditions | THTR-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
  • Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
    • THTR-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity; OR
    • THTR-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity

Contemporary Social Values (6 cr.)

Students must complete one course from each of the following three areas, as designated in the Schedule of Classes.


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Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.