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Basic Education Courses

Basic Education (BE) courses are designed to build a sound educational foundation, upon which students can build their own specialized and advanced education. However, BE plays a more important role in the personal development of AIU students, which is to support young women and men as they become well-educated citizens and leaders in the global society- thereby adding to the students' depth of knowledge and breadth, or universality, which is the hallmark of a liberal arts education.

The ideals of the liberal arts curriculum, which have remained at the core of university educational traditions through the centuries, have taken an even more central position as a result of the most recent reforms within colleges across the world. As shown in the diagram below, the BE curriculum at AIU encourages our students to achieve educational goals, using a variety of methods of inquiry.

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