The University Of Georgia
Program name: Oriental Studies
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Alexander Chulukhadze
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Bachelor of Oriental Studies
Program capacity: 240
Program permission:

Admission criteria/ prerequisite (for the citizens of Georgia):
The students are enrolled on the bachelor programs on the basis of the results of the national entrance exams or on the basis of the decree  №224/ნ  (December 29, 2011) of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, on the basis of  the administrative registration and the decree of the Rector.

Admission criteria/ prerequisites (for the foreign country citizens):
Foreign entrants who completed secondary education abroad or got the education equivalent to it, or/and completed the last two years of secondary education  abroad , or students, who lived abroad during last two or more years and studied abroad in higher educational institutions accredited in compliance with the  legislation of the host country can be  enrolled in the program without taking national entrance exams on the basis of the decree № 224 / ნ  (December 29, 2011)  of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia. If the entrants don’t have English language Certificate FCE (First Certificate in English) the language competence (B2 – Intermediate )  is proved on the basis of the University exam in English with the minimal passing rate 60%.

Program goals: The aim of the program is to give students a thorough knowledge of the history, economic, political, legal, religious systems and culture of the Middle East, taking into consideration the peculiarities of The Middle East countries, the historical dynamics of relations between Georgia and The Middle East, the present situation, perspectives and develops the critical understanding of the past and present of The Middle East; In general, the ability to define the main characteristics of the Middle East, as well as the larger region and the different countries within it, the ability to understand and respect the cultural / religious or other values established on a different historical stage of development, general understanding of the developmental characteristics of the region and the diachronic framework. Graduates will be able to work in almost all areas of communication: civil service, international organizations, tourism, scientific-research institutes, foreign relations service, oriental private or state trade / economic representations, macro and microeconomic international companies, embassies of relevant countries etc.
Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:

• the method of working on the book;

• explanatory method;

• using video-audio material;

• interactive lectures;

• Dislike news;

• team working;

• Practical working;

• Written working

• make a presentations;

• Verbal or oral method

• Discussion-debates

Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
Graduate will be able to:
  • • Qualified knowledge of Oriental languages (Arabic / Persian / Turkish);

    • Knowledge of the General diachronic framework of the past;

    • Knowledge of the diversity of ethical and aesthetic systems and values and their dynamics;

    • Knowledge of the role and contribution of Georgia, different nations and civilizations in the world culture;

    • Knowledge of Cultural Heritage of Georgia and the Middle Eastern Countries;

    • Knowledge of the history, war and peace of the people, society and civilization relations (neighbors, heritage, conquests, etc.);

    • Knowledge of the history of the formation and spread of Islam as a religion and cultural phenomenon;

    • Knowledge of the basic moments of political history of the world nations and countries;

    • Knowledge of the formation, development and structure of the Middle Eastern states;

    • Knowledge of development history of Oriental Studies as a scientific discipline;

    • Understanding the characteristic and mutually distinctive features of the Middle Eastern countries in the ancient, middle, new and contemporary periods;

    • Knowledge of Islam's origin, development and basic dogmas;

    • Knowledge of the Middle Eastern countries and Georgian history for a comparative perspective;

    • Knowledge of the history of the Middle East region from ancient times to the present day;

    • Knowledge of philosophical thought history.

  • Applying knowledge
    Graduate will be able to:
  • • Ability to work with historical, economic, political (primary and secondary) and other sources;

    • Ability to read and quote Oriental (Arabic / Persian / Turkish) texts and documents;

    • Ability to organize different types of material / information;

    • Ability to use of quantitative research (statistical analysis, etc.) with the help of academic supervisor;

    • Ability to use bibliographic, archive inventory and electronic references;

    • Ability to manage and solving of conflict situations;

    • Ability to make the right decision based on the assessment of current historical events and processes;

    • Ability to identify historic, political, religious events and processes in the Middle East;

    • Ability to develop and realize their capabilities in competitive environments, practice and knowledge base skills;

    • Ability to make the right decision based on ethical, professional and academic norms, as well as other cultures and traditions;

  • Making judgments
    Graduate will be able to:
  • • Ability to interact with current developments, processes and the past;

    • Ability to make judgment in the correct interpretation of events and relevant conclusions based on analysis of historical, political, economic, cultural and religious processes;

    • Ability to evaluate and analyze the importance of different types (historical, political, economic, cultural, religious) process and event;

    • Ability to obtain information as a result of the use of resources (for example: search for open source resources and archive materials, obtain statistical data, retrieve electronic data, including EBSCO, JSTOR);

    • Ability to evaluate of the related fields (history, policy, etc.) based on the theoretical and practical knowledge obtained;

    • Ability to analyze and generalize information received from primary and secondary sources;

    • Ability to analyze data obtained from the research;

    • Ability to understand and generalize received information;

    • Ability to assess ethical and academic standards.

  • Communications skills
    Graduate will be able to:
  • • Ability to show efficient knowledge acquired;

    • Ability to clearly and accurately describe professional problems and issues;

    • Ability to present their conclusions on the processes and events in the Middle East, during which the degree of processing of various types of information and documents;

    • Ability to write and verbal communication skills in native speakers (with the Orientalist, Policy and Social Science Representative, Historian) and non-specialists (interested groups, general public, media and others) using state of the art techniques and terminology;

    • Ability to effective writing and oral communication skills in native and eastern (Arabic / Persian / Turkish /) languages;

    • Ability to target use of modern information and communication technologies (obtaining, processing, deployment, dissemination of information);

    • Ability to work efficiently and correctly within the professional theme of team members;

    • Ability to participate in scientific debates, discussions and public discussions (in Georgian, English or Oriental languages);

    • Ability to present assessment and conclusions and conclusions in the local and global context of historical, political, cultural, religious, economic processes in the Middle East;

  • Learning skills
    Graduate will be able to:
  • • Ability to objective assessment of their capabilities;

    • Ability to develop self-independently;

    • Ability to rationally planning, organizing and managing your study time;

    • Ability to continuously update basic theoretical and methodological knowledge in Regional Country Studies / Oriental Studies;

    • Ability to integrate acquired knowledge and experience with new ones.

    • Ability to determine the need for further professional graduates and its relevant activities and activities (training courses, training courses, master's, etc.);

  • Values
    Graduate will be able to:
  • • Understanding and respecting different opinions and opinions of different countries and nations in individual historical periods;

    • Respect the values created by the Middle Eastern Countries;

    • Respect of own and others cultural heritage;

    • Empowering universal values (religious, ethical, cultural, etc.) and seeking to establish them;

    • Respect of basic human rights and freedom;

    • Respect for state, legal, democratic values;

    • To adhere to the norms of academic (as well as local and international) ethics.

  • Date of approval: 12-03-2012
    Approval protocol number: 43-12
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 33-14
    Program details: .
    Teaching Process Characteristics: In order to earn a Bachelor of Oriental Studies degree, a student is required to earn 240 credits, which includes 162 ECTS of Basic specialty (including 48 ECTS elective oriental languages and 18 ECTS of English language), free credit - 18 ECTS, additional specialty subjects - 60 ECTS. Additional specialty can be selected as a basic specialty implementation, as well as other school; (Minor student does not grant degrees, but the main specialty in combination with, increases the student's general and subject-specific competencies and / or the opportunity to acquire some basic knowledge, which is the main specialty of the work out on it for employment or education to the following cycle to continue to field competencies); (a student who has not passed the English language exams or require linguistic knowledge to improve in order to be able to use the free loan format of the English Language I (A1), English II (A2) and the English Language II (B1 / 1).

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ENGL2217English language IV (B1/2)6 1
    HIST1119Introduction to World History I6 1
    KART1220Academic Writing6 1
    ORST1110Introduction to The Oriental Studies6 1
    ENGL3149English Language V (B2/1)6 2
    HIST1219Introduction to The World History II6 2
    ORST1210History of The Middle East I (Ancient and Middle Periods)6 2
    ORST2120Islam (Region, History, Civilization)6 2
    ENGL3213English Language VI (B2/2)6 3
    HIST1230Introduction to the History of Georgia6 3
    ORST2110History of The Middle East II (New and Contemporary Periods)6 3
    ORST2130Economic Geography of The Middle East6 3
    ORST2220Arts and Culture of The Middle East I6 4
    ORST3110Arts and Culture of The Middle East II6 5
    MATH1214Fundamentals of quantitative research methods6 6
    TRANS4110Theory of Translation6 6
    ORST2217State Structure and Law of The Middle East6 8
    ORST4230Bachelor Thesis in Oriental Studies12 8

    Credits sum:



    Code Subject ECTS
    ARTS1117Ethnographic Design6
    ENGL1147English Language I (A1)6
    ENGL1247English Language II (A2)6
    CILS1140 A/1Italian Language A/1 CILS6
    ENGL2147English Language III (B1/1)6
    HIST2157Basics of Ancient Culture6
    JPNL1010japanese language A/16
    BYZN1217Byzantine Civilization6
    CILS140 A/2Italian Language A/2 CILS6
    CILS140 B/1Italian language B/1 CILS6
    PHIL2130History of Philosophic Thought6
    ANTH3130Basics of Cultural Anthropology6
    ENGL1717English Language for Academic Exams (TOEFL)6
    ENGL1718English Language for Academic Exams (IELTS)6
    BUSN1210Basics of Business and Economics6

    Credits sum:


    Mandatory Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    ARAB1140Arabic Language I (A1)6
    PERS1140Persian Language I (A1)6
    TURK1140Turkish Language I (A1)6
    ARAB1240Arabic Language II (A2)6
    PERS1240Persian Language II (A2)6
    TURK1240Turkish Language II (A2)6
    ARAB2140Arabic Language III (B1)6
    PERS2140Persian Language III (B1)6
    TURK2140Turkish Language III (B1)6
    ARAB2240Arabic Language IV (B2)6
    PERS2240Persian Language IV (B2)6
    TURK2240Turkish Language IV (B2)6
    ARAB3140Arabic Language V (B/2+)6
    PERS3140Persian Language V (B/2+)6
    TURK3140Turkish Language V (B/2+)6
    ARAB3240Arabic Language VI (Contemporary Literary Norms of Arabic)6
    PERS3240Persian Language VI (Contemporary Literary Norms of Persian)6
    TURK3240Turkish Language VI (Contemporary Literary Norms of Turkish)6
    ARAB4140Arabic Language VII (Economics, Politics, Law)6
    PERS4140Persian Language VII (Economics, Politics, Law)6
    TURK4140Turkish Language VII (Economics, Politics, Law)6
    ARAB4240Arabic Language VIII (Translation Experience)6
    PERS4240Persian Language VIII (Translation Experience)6
    TURK4240Turkish Language VIII (Translation Practice)6

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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