School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Sociology

Sociology

Teaching Language: Georgian  

Number of credits to be accumulated:  240 ECTS

Academic degree to be awarded:  Bachelor of Sociology 

Code in NAEC registry: 0100101

About the program

The program was developed in 2011 and updated in 2021. To improve the quality, the program can be renewed before the start of each academic year/semester.

The program includes bachelor's basic module, which is aimed at developing the student's oral and written communication, analysis, argumentation, problem assessment and creative solving skills and the skills of working effectively in a team.

The goal of the Bachelor’s program in Sociology

The aim of the program is to prepare competitive graduates in the field of sociology, who will have a broad knowledge of basic sociological theories and concepts; who will be equipped with basic research skills, including knowledge of ethical standards, on the basis of which they will conduct sociological research with pre-defined guidelines in a complex, unpredictable environment.

The program focuses on the development of transferable skills such as: oral and written communication in Georgian and English, analysis, interpretation, argumentation, effective teamwork.

The program in Sociology provides students with a foundation for further education in the social sciences and prepares them for successful professional careers.

Main areas of study

A student majoring in Sociology will have the opportunity to study and gain extensive knowledge about people, society, social relations and institutions. Students will also explore both theoretical and practical research methods.

Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the program will:

  • have extensive knowledge of the main issues, conceptions, notions, theories of sociology and will be able to use it to conceptualize a social problem/issue;
  • be able to use basic qualitative and/or quantitative methods to research and evaluate a current social problem/issue in accordance with pre-defined recommendations;
  • be able to extract, describe and process data using appropriate software;
  • be able to analyze, interpret, evaluate research results;
  • be able to communicate orally and in writing with specialists and non-specialists in compliance with the principles of academic integrity and using modern technologies;
  • be able to assess and manage their own learning process and use the necessary resources;
  • adhere to ethical norms and standards in the field when planning, conducting research, creating a database and submitting a research report.

Teaching methods

Lectures/seminars, discussion/debate, reflection, group and individual work, practical method, projects, case study, problem-based learning, e-learning elements, inverted classroom, demonstration method, analysis and synthesis, supervision.

Employment Opportunities

A graduate can be employed:

  • In the research and monitoring group of public institutions;
  • In the research and monitoring group of the non-governmental sector;
  • In the research and monitoring aroup of the international organizations;
  • In the research, monitoring or marketing group of the private sector;
  • In the research and monitoring group of mass media.

Structure of the study program

To complete the Bachelor’s program in Sociology, a student must pass the study components of the program:

General Module - 60 credits:

  • Introduction to Modern Thought I, II - 12 credits
  • Techniques of Academic Work - 6 credits
  • Statistics - 6 credits
  • English language courses - 24 credits
  • Introductory courses with the code INTROENG, INTROSOCEDU, INTROLF or INTROHUMART - 12 credits

Main field of study - 120 credits

1. Compulsory courses block in Sociology - 60 credits

2. Compulsory-elective courses block in Sociology - at least 42 credits

3. Elective courses block in Sociology - maximum 18 credits (18 credits considered for this block can be chosen from the compulsory-elective courses block in Sociology as well)

Minor specialization or free component - 60 credits

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


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