School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Humanities: English Studies

Humanities: English Studies

Title of the program:  English Studies 

Faculty: School of Arts and Sciences

Study language: Georgian   

Amount of allocated credits:  240 ECTS

Awarded qualification/degree:  Bachelor of Humanities in English

Code in NAEC registry: 0100105

About the program 

The Undergraduate Program in English 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 English, 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 gain relatively deep knowledge in the chosen field.

Aim of the program 

The goal of the Bachelor of Humanities in English Studies program is:

  • To teach the student English and its structure at a higher level;
  • To provide extensive knowledge of the culture, literature and history of the relevant European country;
  • To introduce the current cultural processes in the relevant European country from the perspective of literature and linguistics.

Main areas of study 

The main focus of the program is an introduction to Anglo-American literature, a study of American and British history and culture. The student is introduced to teaching academic work techniques, English language literature, lexicology, morphology and other in-depth topics.

Learning outcomes 

Knowledge and understanding 

The graduate of the English Undergraduate Program will have: 

  • Extensive theoretical knowledge of morphology, syntax, lexicology, language history and stylistics of the English language
  • Extensive knowledge of the basics and principles of literary studies;
  • The knowledge of one or more periods in the history of British and/or American literature and the work of important British and/or American authors;
  • The knowledge of the most important events and cultural monuments in the history of the United Kingdom.

Application of the theoretical knowledge in practice 

The graduate of the English Undergraduate program 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; discuss them in historical and cultural contexts;
  • Translate a simple literary work into Georgian in accordance with the norms of literary style and the rules of translation style.

The graduate must be fluent in English at the B2 level. He/She will be able to:

  • Communicate, listen to lectures, understand and actively engage in professional discussion in relevant language;
  • Read/comprehend texts of fictional literature, scientific papers, newspapers, or online publications in relevant language;
  • Properly create various functional types of written texts in the appropriate style in the relevant language.

Teaching methods 

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

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
  • Private sector
  • Non-governmental sector
  • Educational field (in case of choosing a second program from the field of education)
  • Galleries, museums, archives, art auctions
  • The archival, library field
  • Publishing institutions: editorial offices, publishing houses, archives
  • Public sector
  •  Ministry of Culture, regional and municipal departments
  • Cultural projects
  • Mass Media and Journalism: Newspapers, Magazines, Television, Radio and New Media in Both Georgian and Foreign Languages
  • Festivals
  • Short-term and long-term art projects
  • Advertisement business
  • Translation field

Structure of the study program 

 Title of the Module                                                              

 ECTS 

 General University Module

 60

 Major Program

 120

 Minor program or free component (elective courses)   

 60

Exams

  • Georgian language and literature
  • Foreign language (German, English, Russian, French) 
  • History /literature

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