School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Humanities: French studies

HUMANITIES: FRENCH STUDIES

Study language: Georgian  

Amount of allocated credits:  240 ECTS

Awarded qualification/degree:  Bachelor of Humanities in French

Admission Type: Unified admission

Code in NAEC registry: 0100105

About the program

The undergraduate program in French Studies was developed in 2011 and is updated at the beginning of each academic year to improve the learning process.

The program focuses on the development of transfer skills such as oral and written communication in Georgian and French, quantitative reasoning, and critical analysis skills. The structure of the program allows the student to acquire a broad knowledge of the humanities in general and to acquire a relatively deep knowledge within the chosen field.

Aim of the program

The goal of the Bachelor in French Studies is:

  • To teach the student the French language and its structure on a high level
  • To give the student extensive knowledge of the culture, literature, and history of the relevant European country
  • To introduce the student to current European cultural processes from the perspective of literature and linguistics in the relevant European country, in this case, France.

Main areas of study

The main areas of the program are topics related to French linguistics, such as lexicology, morphology, syntax, stylistics, etc as well as French Literature and French History and Culture. The student receives intensive French courses within the program.Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

In the case of French Studies, the graduate of the program will have:

  • Extensive theoretical knowledge of morphology, syntax, lexicology, language history, and stylistics of the French language;
  • Extensive knowledge of the basics and principles of literary studies;
  • Knowledge of one and/or several periods in the history of French literature and the work of important French authors;
  • Knowledge of the most important events and cultural monuments in French history.

Application of knowledge in practice:

In the field of French studies, the graduate will be able to:

  • Use theoretical linguistic concepts and terminology;
  • Describe linguistic processes;
  • Describe and analyze linguistic formations (texts and discourses) as well as processes and tendencies using linguistic terminology;
  • Use literary concepts and terms;
  • Observe, describe and interpret literary texts, as well as consider them in historical and cultural contexts;
  • Translate a simple literary work into Georgian following the norms of literary style and the rules of translation style

The graduate will have the knowledge of French at B2 level and will be able to:

  • Communicate, listen to the lecture, understand and be actively involved in professional discussions;
  • Read/comprehend texts of fiction, scientific papers and newspaper or online publications;
  • Create correct functional types of various written texts in the appropriate style.

Teaching methods

  • Verbal method
  • Practical method
  • Elements of e-learning
  • Demonstration method
  • Discussion/debates
  • Brainstorming
  • Group work

Employment opportunities

  • International-cultural relations - as an employee of the embassy/consulate
  • International organizations, foundations
  • Social-humanitarian and business sector - as a translator-referent
  • Public Sector: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture
  • Cultural tourism
  • Galleries, museums, archives, art auctions
  • The archival, library field
  • Publishing institutions: editorial offices, publishing houses, archives
  • Ministry of Culture, regional and municipal departments
  • Cultural projects
  •  Mass Media and Journalism: Newspapers, Magazines, Television, Radio, and New media
  • Translation sector

Structure of the study program

To receive Bachelor’s degree in French studies, the student must accumulate 240 ECTS.

Title of the Module                                                                ECTS 
 General University Module  60
 Major Program  120
 Minor program or free component (elective courses)     60

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