Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Colleen M. Hanycz. What are the fruits of a liberal arts education? There is growing recognition that graduates are uncertain of what they have learnt. Students completing a degree in history, as I did many years ago, seem unable to express not only a mastery of the content of that degree, but also of the bundle of competencies often referred to as soft skills that have been acquired. These typically include communication, rational analysis, critical thinking and problem solving. These and other competencies combine to build good citizens and strong employees. More...