Liberal Arts Pathways

Liberal Arts

Students who choose the Liberal Arts Pathway will be prepared for various academic majors and programs, including graduate and professional schools. Choose Liberal Arts if you do not have a major focus in mind, and you plan on transferring to a four-year university.

The Liberal Arts Pathway inspires and celebrates independent thinking, freedom of ideas, and creative expression. The growth of the whole person is the goal of a Liberal Arts education. Critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration encourage this growth—and these skills are what employers and college admissions personnel often seek.


Marketable Skills

This pathway seeks to foster critical thinking and writing, understanding and interpreting literary works and other texts, analytical and problem solving skills, gaining insight into cultures, and understanding the human condition as articulated across many time periods and places. Students also gain an ability to communicate in a language other than English, gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures, and learn to connect with other disciplines, acquire information, and develop insight into the nature of language and culture.

Other skills develop focus on:

  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Coordination
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Instructing
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Systems Analysis
  • Speaking
  • Service Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Writing
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Title IX

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Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator
Chief of Staff for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Title IX
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
FAX: 254-299-8654 or

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