School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Humanities: Slavic Studies


Study language: Georgian  

Amount of allocated credits: 240 ECTS

Awarded qualification/degree: Bachelor of Humanities in Slavic studies

Code in NAEC registry: 0100105

Admission Type: Unified admission

About the program

Within the program, the student will be able to study the chosen specialty in-depth: fundamental concepts, provisions and theories of Slavic studies, Russian language, its composition, structure, and its reflection in the creative process, as well as to gain extensive knowledge in the humanities and social sciences (philosophy, religion, literature, art, history, and politics), which expands the student's awareness and develops the ability to see logical connections and interdisciplinary perspectives. The program promotes civic awareness and establishes democratic values, enabling the student to prepare for a successful career in the diverse fields.

Aim of the program

The aim of the Slavic program is:

  • To teach a student one of the European languages (English / German / Spanish / French / Italian / Russian) and its structure at a high level;
  • To give a student extensive knowledge of the culture, literature, and history of the relevant European country;
  • To teach a student about the current cultural processes in the relevant European country from the perspective of literature and linguistics.

Main areas of study

Slavic Studies (Russian studies) includes ten required courses, as well as a practical Russian language course and a variety of electives. The course is designed for in-depth study of the Russian language, its morphology, syntax, vocabulary, history, stylistics, and the basics of literary studies using the examples of Slavic literature. The student will get acquainted with the most important events in the history of Russia, cultural monuments, and their impact on modern Russian society.

Learning outcomes

Program graduate will be able to:

  • Use of theoretical-linguistic concepts and terminology;
  • Describe linguistic processes;
  • Describe and analyze linguistic formations (texts and discourses), as well as processes and trends using linguistic terminology;
  • Use literary concepts and terms;
  • Observe, describe and interpret literary texts, as well as discuss 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;
  • Communicate in Russian, listen to the lecture, understand it and actively engage in professional discussion;
  • Read/comprehend the texts of fiction, scientific papers, and newspaper or online publications;
  • Create various functional types of written texts correctly, in an appropriate style.

Teaching methods

 The study is conducted based on interactive lectures, seminars, and discussions and aims at developing argumentation and critical thinking skills in students.

The program uses:

  • Verbal method
  • Practical method
  • Elements of e-learning
  • Demonstration method
  • Discussion / debate
  • Case study
  • Brainstorming
  • Teamwork
  • Field trips

The teaching methods used in the learning components are indicated in the relevant syllabi.

Employment Opportunities

The various courses provided within the Bachelor of Slavic Studies program allow the graduate to be employed in the following areas:

  • International-cultural relations - as an employee of the embassy/consulate;
  • International organizations, foundations;
  • Social-humanitarian and business fields - as a translator-referent;
  • Public Sector: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture;
  • Cultural tourism;
  • Private sector;
  • Non-governmental sector;
  • •Publishing institutions: editorial offices, publishing houses;
  • Mass media and journalism: foreign language newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and new media;
  • Education (in case of choosing a second program from the field of education);
  • Galleries, museums, archives, art auctions;
  • Archival, library field;
  • Publishing institutions: editorial offices, publishers, archives;
  • Public sector;
  • Ministry of Culture, regional and municipal departments;
  • Cultural projects;
  • Art auctions;
  • Areas of protection of cultural heritage;

Structure of the study program

To receive Bachelor’s degree in Slavic 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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