Academic Advising

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Planning Tools

Choosing Courses

Choosing the courses you take with care contributes to academic success.  If you are interested in the material covered in your classes, you’re more likely to do well in them. Fortunately, researching courses is easy and fun using these great tools.

  • The Schedule of Classes provides a full list of the classes being offered at IU Bloomington each term, including class meeting times and locations, the instructor’s name, and other important class notes.
  • Academic Bulletins include basic descriptions for all courses taught by each school or academic unit. Note: Not all courses appearing in the bulletins are taught each term.
  • UD Course Descriptions include detailed descriptions for selected courses that are particularly appropriate for first-year students.
  • The Class Search via the SIS Student Center in One Start allows you to search using a keyword for Class Titles and Class Descriptions (for example “film”). Class descriptions are now accurate in the student center and can be viewed by clicking on “details” when you pull up a specific class