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The University Of Georgia
Program name: Eastern Studies
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Alexander Chulukhadze
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Bachelor of Eastern 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:
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
ORST4210The Contemporary Middle East6 6
ORST2217State Structure and Law of The Middle East6 8
ORST4230Bachelor Thesis in Oriental Studies12 8

Credits sum:

114

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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:

90

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
ARAB2141Arabic language (B1/1)6
PERS2141Persian language III(B1/1)6
TURK2141Turkish Language III(B1/1)6
ARAB2241Arabic language IV(B1/2)6
PERS2241Persian language IV(B1/2)6
TURK2241Turkish language IV (B1/2)6
ARAB3142Arabic language V (B2/1)6
PERS3142Persian language V (B2/1)6
TURK3142Turkish language V(B2/1)6
ARAB3242Arabic language VI (B2/2)6
PERS3242Persian language VI (B2/2)6
TURK3242Turkish language VI (B2/2)6
ARAB4140Arabic Language VII (Economics, Politics, Law)6
PERS4140Persian Language VII (Economics, Politics, Law)6
TURK4140Turkish Language VII (Economics, Politics, Law)6
ARAB4241Arabic language VIII (Translation Theory and Practice6
PERS4241Persian language VIII (Translation Theory and Practice6
TURK4241Turkish language VIII (Translation Theory and Practice6

Credits sum:

144









Matrix Of Privequisites

Evaluation system


Weekly review

36 point / 36%;

Research Paper

10 point/ 10%;

Midterm exams

24 point / 24%;

Final exam

30 point / 30%


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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