This page will help you understand the ways your Foreign Languages degree has helped you to become career-ready. Read more about the skills you have developed studying Foreign Languages, and develop the confidence to talk to others about what you know you can do because of your studies.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at George Mason University is the home of the University’s liberal education curriculum. This curriculum focuses on students’ intellectual and personal development, providing them with broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g. science, culture, and society) and subject matter expertise through in-depth study in a specific area of interest.
Employers agree that those who succeed academically within their field, but also possess a broad knowledge base in other areas, are more desirable employees. The education CHSS provides for all students, helps them develop necessary transferable skills such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.
CHSS drives our community forward in advancing cutting-edge research, impactful service, and critical competencies for today's global and knowledge-based economy. A CHSS education is essential in preparing Mason students to navigate complexity, diversity, and change.
intermediate-high to advanced-high levels of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking the language studied
an appreciation for linguistic diversity
familiarity with the history of the cultures and languages they have studied, as well as variations within the language system and the impact of historical events, such as globalization or technology, on the language studied
the literature, cultural production, and perspectives of the target languages they have studied and develop the skills to communicate this knowledge in the language effectively
read, write, and converse with professional proficiency in the language studied
identify and resolve conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, or behaviors.
analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
think critically and problem-solve in the language studied by analyzing different types of texts and generating content in the language