General Education Learning Outcomes

The statements on this page summarize the learning outcomes for the General Education curriculum at Baton Rouge Community College.

Also available is the most recent General Education Learning Outcomes Summary Report.

Philosophy Statement

General Education encompasses a broad set of courses at Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC). Students come to understand how distinct disciplines comprehend the modern world from different vantage points. Students learn basic principles, concepts and methodologies both unique to and shared by the various disciplines, enabling them to think critically and communicate well. Whereas major courses provide specific knowledge and skills within a discrete field of study or practice (the “depth” of knowledge), General Education courses establish wide knowledge and skills to evaluate and appreciate the physical environment, peoples, and cultures with whom students engage and interact (the “breadth” of knowledge). Most importantly, General Education coursework prepares students for meaningful, lifelong learning, and is as relevant to those seeking occupational preparation as it is to those intending to transfer to a four-year institution. General Education courses are listed in the current course catalog.

General Education Learning Outcomes

As of Fall 2019, BRCC has the following General Education Learning Outcomes:


Critical Thinking:

Diverse Perspectives:

Information Literacy:

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning:

Scientific Reasoning: