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The University Of Georgia
Program name: English Philology
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Chkheidze Maia
Study language: English
Qualification: Bachelor of Philology
Program capacity: 240
Program permission: 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 University presidents. 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), TOEFL IBT – at least score 72, IELTS – at least score 6, the language competence (B2) is proved on the basis of the University exam in English with the minimal passing rate 60%.
Program goals:

Considering complexity of the field of philology, the program is designed to:

1. provide the graduate with the knowledge of the conceptual apparatus of linguistics and literary studies, methodological and theoretical foundations, the structure of the English language, the historical dimensions of the English language and the characteristics of British culture, the specifics of the relations between language, thought, society, culture and literature, the concepts and theories of linguistics and literary studies, peculiarities of the development of literary genres;
2. introduce the regularities of the history and development of English and American literature;
3. develop the skills for applying the communicative strategies relevant for the competent use of the English language, comprehending and producing clearly structured complex oral and written texts adequately by considering the basic principles and standards of academic writing style (APA), performing adequate communicative actions in various communicative contexts, as well as for formulating and presenting one's own critical opinion on complex issues;
4. form the skills for adequate perception and use of relevant grammatical norms and vocabulary for the independent use of the second European (compulsory optional) language;
5. mold the skills for the adequate use of learning, teaching and assessment strategies, methods and approaches;
6. develop a sense of responsibility for one’s own professional development by adhering to the ethical norms and standards of academic honesty in preparing one’s own works (abstract, small research, bachelor's thesis (mandatory elective)) and representing the results.

The program is in full compliance with the university mission – “to be engaged in the process of knowledge production and person’s education. Here we imply the cultivation of liberal-humane values among people and their provision with the necessary knowledge and skills requisite to success by means of an honest labor “. The mission is attainable due to the standards of academic honesty, practice-based professional activities, as well as due to the scientific advancements supporting sound, human and democratic development of the society to favor eventually well-being of the nation and humankind. Development of the research and practical skills relevant to the Bachelor’s competence, provided by the synthesis of the theoretical and practical courses, supports achievement of the program goals. Student-oriented teaching is aimed at developing creative thinking, meeting the students’ diverse interests and demands, forming the skills required to adhere to the standards of academic honesty, ethical and professional norms, and shaping the skills needed for accepting national and international values. The competences developed in the premises of the program enable the graduate to be employed in publishing houses, the system of the means of mass communication and in the companies where the demand for English-language communicator is evidenced. Considering the changing demands of the labor market, the subjects focused on the development of the English language teaching competences are integrated in the program. The bachelor program of the English Philology provides the students with the knowledge meeting the modern standards of the humanitarian thought and equips future marketable professionals with the extensive knowledge of the philological and adjacent fields. The program provides the graduate with the opportunity to continue studies on the adjacent specialties. The mentioned opportunity is provided by academic staff and educational components integrated in the program.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Workbook methods
  • Explanatory method
  • Demonstration method
  • Interactive lectures
  • Laboratory
  • Individual and Group Presentations
  • Individual and Group Project (small research)
  • Search for the relevant material in electronic format or libraries
  • Written work method
  • Teamwork method
  • Role play
  • Case Study
  • Field Work
  • Verbal/Oral method
  • Discussions/Debates
  • Lecture -seminar
  • Technology-based method
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • After the program completion, the graduate:

    Knows:

    • The conceptual apparatus, methodological and theoretical fundaments of linguistics and literary studies;
    • The structure of the English language, the markers of historical dimensions of the English language and specifics of the British culture;
    • The regularities in the history and development of English and American literature;
    • The specifics of grammatical norms and vocabulary relevant to the competent use of English and independent use of second European (compulsory elective) language;
    • The basic principles of academic writing and (APA) academic style standards;
    • Learning, teaching and assessment strategies, approaches, theories and methods;
    • The main periods of World History.

    Describes:

    • The specifics of the relationship between language, society, culture and literature;
    • The specifics of the concepts and theories of linguistics and literary studies, as well as the peculiarities of functioning the system of literary theory and the development of literary genres.

  • Skills
  • After the program completion, the graduate:

    • Analyses and synthesizes the results obtained by applying the methods and principles relevant to the field of philology (the principles of phonemic and morphemic analysis; the method of transformational analysis; the principle of hyponymy; hermeneutical analysis of the text and the principles of literary criticism etc.);
    • While producing clearly structured, complex oral and written texts in English, applies relevant communicative strategies, constructs relevant arguments and logically substantiates one's own critical views on complex issues, conducts adequate communicative activities in different communicative contexts;
    • When producing oral and written texts in second European language, consistently describes the events, one's own experiences and impressions within the framework of a familiar topic with syntactically correct and well-developed meaningful sentences;
    • Applies teaching and learning methods and strategies, develops knowledge-based logical judgments about real and hypothetical situations while analyzing the approaches, theories and methods of the professional sphere (Theories of development: Theory of teaching and learning; Behavioral Theories; Theories of cognitive development etc.);
    • Searches for the material in different recourses to develop well-grounded conclusions, delivers information to professionals (philologists), as well as non-professionals (general public) by applying modern information technologies in formulating and presenting clearly and consistently the issues relevant to the field of philology.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • After the program completion, the graduate:

    • Realizing the complexity of the field of English philology and adhering to the standards of academic honesty, takes responsibility for professional development by comparing, contrasting, synthesizing and representing the data in the papers prepared by him/her (term paper, small research, bachelor thesis in philology (compulsory optional)).
  • Date of approval: 06-27-2014
    Approval protocol number: 27-14
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 25/16
    Program details:
    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    The Bachelor program (English Philology) of the School of Humanities at the University of Georgia allocates 240 ECTS credits needed for gaining academic degree in English Philology in the following way:
    240 ECTS are distributed in the following way:

    • 174 ECTS - Core Subjects of the Program;
    • 12 ECTS - Compulsory Optional Courses (2 Compulsory Optional Courses – each 6 ECTS = 12 ECTS)/Bachelor Thesis (12 ECTS);
    • 24 ECTS - Second European Language – Compulsory Optional Courses;
    • 18 ECTS - Optional Courses;
    • 12 ECTS - Free credits.

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ENGL1243EEnglish Language (Vocabulary, Grammar) I9 1
    HIST1117EIntroduction to World History6 1
    LING1323EIntroduction to Linguistics9 1
    ORPC1141EOral Practice I3 1
    ACWR1210EAcademic Writing for Philologists I6 2
    ENGL1244EEnglish Language (Vocabulary, Grammar) II9 2
    LANG2215ELanguage, Culture and Literature9 2
    ORPC1142EOral Practice II3 2
    ACWR2110EAcademic Writing for Philologists II6 3
    EDUC2112EHistory and Philosophy of Education6 3
    LANS3215ELanguage and Society6 3
    THGP2120ETheoretical Grammar and Phonetics6 3
    WLIT2110EWorld Literature I6 3
    ENGN3221EAnalysis of Newspaper Articles6 4
    ENST2210EStylistics6 4
    PSYC1275ESocial Psychology6 4
    WLIT2210EWorld Literature II6 4
    EDUC3113ETeaching Methodology6 5
    ELIT3110ELiterary Studies and Literary Theory6 5
    ENGL3112ELexicology6 5
    WLIT3110EWorld Literature III6 5
    EDUC3142EEnglish Language Teaching Methodology6 6
    EDUC3145EThe Principles of Inclusive Education6 6
    ELIT3210EEnglish-language Literature I6 6
    EDUC4120EQuality Management at School6 7
    ELIT4110EEnglish-language Literature II6 7
    ENGB4321EEnglish Language and the British6 7
    PEDP4210EPedagogical Practice6 8

    Credits sum:

    174

    12 ECTS - compulsory optional courses (2 compulsory optional courses – each 6 ECTS = 12 ECTS) or Bachelor thesis (12 ECTS).

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ANLT3214EAnalysis of a Literary Text6 8
    ENGL4212EBachelor Thesis in English Philology12 8
    GLED4221EGlobalization of Education6 8
    LING4324EAssociative Experiment in Linguistics6 8

    Credits sum:

    30

    Program Elective

    Students have to choose 42 credits from the elective subjects, 24 credits should be gained in one of the foreign languages, and the rest of credits (18 credits) should be obtained from the offered subject list.
    Code Subject ECTS
    INFO1133EMS office6
    INTC3179EIntercultural Business Communication6
    ENGP2342EProfessional Communication I9
    EDPS2210EEducational Psychology6
    ENGP2343EProfessional Communication II9
    FRAN1147EFrench Language I (A1)6
    GERM1147EGerman language I (A1)6
    ITAL1147EItalian language I (A1)6
    ENGL4247EOral Business Communication6
    ENGL4249EWritten Business Communication6
    FRAN1247EFrench Language II (A2)6
    GERM1247EGerman Language II (A2)6
    ITAL1247EItalian Language II (A2)6
    AMCN3232EAnalysis of the American Cinema3
    EDUC4130EClass Management6
    FRAN2147EFrench Language III (B1/1)6
    GERM2147EGerman Language III (B1/1)6
    ITAL2147EItalian Language III (B1/1)6
    LITH3412ENation and the History of the Development of National Literature3
    ENGL1513EEnglish Language for Academic Exams (TOEFL)6
    ENGL1514EEnglish Language for Academic Exams (IELTS)6
    FRAN2247EFrench Language IV (B1/2)6
    GERM2247EGerman Language IV (B1/2)6
    ITAL2247EItalian Language IV (B1/2)6
    LITS2123ESymbols and Stylistic Devices in a Literary Text3
    PSYC4111EAge Psychology6

    Credits sum:

    153

    ..

    wwithin the framework of the free credits, 12 credits are obligatory. Student can choose 12 credits from the list or any other courses from the English language Programs
    Code Subject ECTS
    COMM4120EIntroduction to Public Relations6
    KART1141Georgian, as a second language I6
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6
    PHIL2130EHistory of Philosophic Thought6
    POLI1220EIntroduction to Politics6
    HIST1230EIntroduction to the History of Georgia6

    Credits sum:

    36









    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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