School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY



Study language: Georgian  

Amount of allocated credits: 240 ECTS

Awarded qualification/degree: Bachelor in Philosophy

About the program

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

The Bachelor of Philosophy program promotes the development of reflection, argumentation, and critical thinking skills. The aim of the program is for the graduate to have the theoretical knowledge necessary for the ongoing discussions in the society, for the analysis of global or local issues.

Also, the program is focused on the development of such transfer skills as effective oral and written communication in Georgian and English, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking, the ability to work effectively in a team.

Aim of the program

The program aims to give the student a general knowledge of the basic issues of philosophy; introduce to the history of the development of philosophy as a discipline, its basic concepts, theories, approaches, and principles.

Main areas of study

The program provides in-depth knowledge of famous ancient or modern philosophical theories, which will allow the graduate to use argumentation and experience to orient themselves in the modern world.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

The graduate will have the knowledge of:

  • The history and stages of development of philosophy as a discipline;
  • The fundamental works of important philosophers;
  • The basic classical and modern theories and concepts of Western philosophy;
  • The fundamentals of logic;
  •  The importance of interpreting different philosophical texts;
  • Philosophical terminology;
  • The basic philosophical categories and concepts;
  • A wide range of fundamental philosophical issues in general and the arguments of the main debates around them. 

Application of knowledge in practice

The graduate will be able to:

  • Interprete various philosophical texts;
  • Build logical and complex case on philosophical issues using the arguments of the main debate on the issue;
  • Determine the importance of philosophical aspects in the formation and development of modern Western society, its values;
  • Carry out a research project while studying a fundamental philosophical issue following pre-defined guidelines.

Deduction skill

The graduate will have:

  • The ability to analyze and synthesize philosophical ideas and concepts, skills of logical reasoning and summarizing information;
  • The ability to discuss quantitative information, be able to process, analyze and interpret the information provided in the quantitative form (tables, diagrams, mathematical expressions).

Communication skill

The graduate will be able to:

  • Communicate (in Georgian and English) with experts and non-experts on the issues related to the field;
  • Submit a detailed written report related to the project;
  • Use modern information and communication technologies in communication.

Teaching methods

  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Group work
  • Presentation
  • Survey
  • Homework
  • Independent work
  • Distance e-learning

Employment opportunities

The graduate can be employed at:

  • Public institutions
  • Non-governmental sector
  • International organizations
  • Private sector
  • Mass media

Structure of the study program

To complete the philosophy bachelor’s program and receive the degree of Bachelor of philosophy the student must accumulate 240 ECTS:

  • Undergraduate General Module - 60 credits
  • Mandatory philosophy courses - 42 credits
  • Mandatory-elective courses in philosophy - at least 60 credits, including 30 credits - from theoretical philosophy courses and 30 credits - from practical philosophy courses (mandatory-elective courses are divided into theoretical and practical philosophy courses)
  • Elective Philosophy Courses - Maximum 18 credits. These 18 credits can also be chosen from the mandatory elective courses in the field of philosophy.
  • Free component or additional specialty - 60 credits

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


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