GenEd is about making connections. From global terrorism to global climate change, from examining gamergate to the future of media, over 200 GenEd classes involve looking at cutting edge issues from multiple perspectives. GenEd also connects the classroom to the city of Philadelphia, with select courses integrating Temple's dynamic urban environment into the course.

The GenEd curriculum enhances learning through its catalogue of courses which foster the following eight essential General Education competencies, those skills and abilities that we need to navigate not only the present, but also the future.