School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Humanities: History


Study language: Georgian  

Amount of allocated credits:  240 ECTS

Awarded qualification/degree: Bachelor of Arts in Humanities: history

Admission Type: Individual admission

Code in NAEC registry: 0100108

About the program

The humanities history program was developed at Ilia State University in 2011 and is periodically updated.

The program includes materials from all over Georgia and the world. The program offers students a broad knowledge of the basic methods and approaches of historical research as well as a general knowledge of world civilizations.

Under minimal leadership, graduates will be able to carry out research projects using appropriate historical research methods and approaches. They will also be able to critically assess the historical vision of the events on local (national), as well as global and cultural contexts.  

Aim of the program

The Humanities is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program. The goal of the Bachelor of History program is:

  • To teach the student the past and development history of world civilizations;
  • To give the student an extensive knowledge about the history of Georgia and the world;
  • To develop the ability to analyze and critically evaluate historical sources, discuss, comment on, and interpret them culturally and historically;
  • Present history, on the one hand, as a field of research and, on the other hand, as a tendentious and purposeful construction of "facts" of the past in accordance with the interests of the political elite or the present demands of society;
  • Promote civic awareness, social cohesion, national, cultural and regional identity, understanding and respect for cultural and world diversity.

Main areas of study

Within the framework of the program, students will be introduced to important events that have taken place throughout history, both in Georgia and around the world. The main focus of the program is to enable the student to review historical details and epochs and to critically evaluate their vision. International literature and works of Georgian scientists are used in teaching programs.

Humanities: The undergraduate program in history includes the following subjects such as Old World History; New History of Europe-America; Medieval history, history of Georgia from ancient times, etc.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:

The graduate of the Bachelor of History:

  • Has extensive knowledge of the general diachronic framework of the past (history of Georgia and the world);
  • Has extensive knowledge of any epoch and/or diachronic event in the history of the world and Georgia;
  • Has a general knowledge of world civilizations;
  • Has extensive knowledge of the differences between historical views in different periods and contexts;
  • Has extensive knowledge of historical debates on historical events, periods and/or epochs;
  • Has a broad knowledge of the basic methods and approaches of historical research;

Application of knowledge in practice:

The graduate of the Bachelor of History:

  • Is able to identify and analyze various historical events (within the national and the world history);
  • Is able to critically evaluate events, historical vision in the context of both local (national) and world history and culture;
  • Is able (within national and world history) to make a comparative analysis of different events, epochs and/or periods;
  • Can carry out research projects under minimal supervision using appropriate historical research methods and approaches.
  • Has linguistic and literary events and systems in the intercultural context

Teaching methods

Following methods are used within the study program:

  • Verbal method
  • Practical method
  • Online teaching method
  • Demonstrative method
  • Discussion/Debates
  • Case study analysis
  • Brainstorming
  • Group work
  • Fieldwork

Employment Opportunities

  • Museums, archives;
  • Publishing institutions: editorial offices, publishing houses;
  • Tourism organizations;
  • Public, private and non-governmental sector of the relevant profile;
  • Ministry of Culture, regional and municipal departments;
  • Cultural projects.

Structure of the study program

A history student (Bachelor of Humanities in History) should study

  • General Bachelor Courses with the Code INTRO – 60 ECTS
  • Mandatory courses in history with the Codes - HUMHISTGEN – 42 ECTS
  • Mandatory-elective courses in history with the Codes - HUMHIST– 54 ECTS
  • Elective courses in history with the Codes - HUMHIST – 24 ECTS
  • Courses in additional specialization or within free credits – 60 ECTS

To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in history a student must accumulate 240 ECTS.

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


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