Indiana University Bloomington is deeply committed to providing our students with a challenging and inspiring education. We aim to nurture in every undergraduate the skills, capabilities, and habits of mind that will help them succeed in today’s globally interconnected, rapidly changing world. Regardless of major, career plans, or personal goals, all IU graduates should excel in the essential skills of oral and written communication, critical thinking, and quantitative analysis. Every student should leave IU with a broad knowledge of the social and natural world, an appreciation for the arts and humanities, a keen sense of self, an awareness of our membership in a global society, and an understanding of what it means to be thoughtful and responsible citizens of the community, state, and nation in which they live. The faculty of IU Bloomington created this General Education Curriculum to prepare all students to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities of life in the 21st century.