School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Humanities: English Studies, German Studies, French Studies, Slavic Studies, History, Archeology, Art History, Film Studies, Literature, Georgian Philology


HumanitiesEnglish StudiesGerman StudiesFrench Studies, Slavic StudiesHistoryArcheology, Art HistoryFilm Studies, LiteratureGeorgian Philology

The program aims to:

a) give students insights into the peculiarities, purpose and function of the research into history, art studies, theatre studies, cinema studies, literature studies and linguistics;

b)  get them familiarized with the past of the world civilizations, as well as the history of its development, the reasoning and manner of thinking of these civilizations conveyed in their creative and linguistic productions.

c) equip students with an extensive knowledge of the history of Georgia as well as the world, art, theatre, cinema, literature or the core aspects of different languages;

d) develop their skills to analyze historic sources, literary works, fine  artworks, theatrical performances, cinematic masterpieces, linguistic elements, such as texts and discourse, to interpret these elements and critically analyze them;

e) boost students intercultural awareness and prepare them to mediate between foreign and native cultures;

f) teach students one of the classical or eastern languages at an intermediate level so that they can find and read original versions of historic, literary or other sources;

g) teach students at an advanced level one of the European languages (English, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish or Russian) and its structure;  

h)  give them a profound knowledge of one of the particular countries or the entire European society, its history, values, culture, literature, political, legal or economic system of the European countries;

i) introduce them to the ongoing cultural processes in Europe from the perspective of different disciplines, such as history, cultural sciences, art studies, literature studies and linguistics;

j)  in the case of focusing on a specific discipline, give them a relatively extensive knowledge in this particular discipline;

k)prepare specialists with theoretical as well as practical knowledge to take management positions in culture related modern governmental and non-governmental, commercial and non-commercial organizations  in the field of arts and cultural management;

l) promote the formation of civil awareness, social unity, national, cultural and regional identity, as well as comprehension and respect of cultural and ideological diversity.

In the case of focusing on archeology, students will be enabled to master archeology, its fundamental concepts, as well as understand their interrelations and the wide spectrum of their application; they will also get familiarized with the theories, methods and technologies of archeological research with particular attention being paid to the application of modern methods and technologies. In addition, students will develop a general knowledge of historical sources, archeological monuments and their research. They will also be introduced to the formation processes of archeological culture, as well as history and archeology of different civilizations throughout the world.

Teaching Methodology comprises:

verbal method, practical and laboratory works, electronic learning, demonstration method of teaching, discussions and debates, brainstorming, group works, problem based teaching, etc.

Employment Opportunities:

The field of education (in the case of opting for the second program of the educational direction), cultural heritage protection fields, cultural heritage management and research fields, galleries, museums, archives, art auctions; the field of international cultural relations – consulates and embassies; social and business fields – interpreting services, libraries, editorial houses, mass media outlets, cultural tourism, public and private sector, non-governmental sector, theatrical culture, artistic management and research fields, theatres and studios, the Ministry of Culture, regional and municipal divisions, festivals, short and long-term projects of performing arts, theatres, cinema industry, cinema studios, cinema festivals, cinema centers, cinema archives, advertising industry, creative studios, cultural management and marketing fields, concert halls, social and cultural relations, show business, cultural projects, art auctions, museums, cultural heritage protection institutions and other fields.

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