Can a course that fulfills a general education requirement also fulfill a requirement in the IS major?
Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to apply a course to both a gen. ed. and a major requirement. Gen. eds. that are often fulfilled with IS courses are Literature and the Arts, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives, Social Sciences, and Western and Non-western Cultures. There are even some courses that can be used as Literature and the Arts gen. eds. and IS language requirements. The best way to find courses that can count for both gen. eds. and IS requirements is by checking the IS website (http://www.intstudies.uiuc.edu) and the UIUC gen. ed. list (http://courses.uiuc.edu/cis/gened/urbana/2006/Fall/). Please note that there are some LAS specific gen. ed. restrictions you should bear in mind. This information is listed on the LAS website (http://www.las.uiuc.edu/students/requirements/genedgrid.html), but we strongly recommend you also check with your Admissions/Records Officer in 270 Lincoln Hall.