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The University Of Georgia
Program name: English Philology
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Chkheidze Maia
Study language: English
Qualification: BA in Humanities (English Philology)
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 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) the language competence (B2 – Intermediate) 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 mold high qualified professionals with the competence relevant to the humanitarian thought, pedagogical activities and effective communication. The program is in full compliance with the university mission – “to expand knowledge boundaries and educate a person”… 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-languaged professional 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;
  • Presentations;
  • Search the relevant material in electronic format or libraries;
  • Deliver presentation;
  • Written work method;
  • Team work method;
  • Role playing;
  • Case Study
  • Essays;
  • Verbal/Oral method;
  • Discussions/Debates;
  • Lecture-seminar.
  • Oral exam
Learning outcomes:
Skills
  • Graduate
    Knows:

    • Methodological and theoretical fundaments of the field of philology;
    • The specifics of grammatical norms and vocabulary relevant to the competent use of English and independent use of second European (compulsory elective) language;
    • Learning, teaching and assessment strategies, approaches, theories and methods;
    • The main periods of World History;
    • Basic principles of academic writing and (APA) academic style standards;
    • The specifics of office computer programs.

    Describes:

    • The essence of the relationship between language and thought, language and society, the peculiarities of linguistic research in the contexts of sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and applied linguistics;
    • The specifics of the concepts and theories of literary studies, peculiarities of functioning the system of literary theory and the development of literary genres.
  • Graduate:

    • Analyzes 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 a variety 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
  • Graduate:

    • Realizing the complexity of the field of 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, project, undergraduate thesis).
  • Date of approval: 06-27-2014
    Approval protocol number: 27-14
    Date of program update: 07-08-2016
    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:

    • 186 ECTS are allotted to the major subjects of the program, 12 ECTS being allotted to the completion of the Bachelor thesis and 6 ECTS - to pedagogical practice;
    • 42 ECTS - Electives (24 ECTS - second European language, 18 ECTS any suggested subject )

    12 ECTS - Free credits

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ENGL1122EEnglish Language (Vocabulary, Grammar) I6 1
    HIST1117EIntroduction to World History6 1
    INFO1133EMS office6 1
    LING1112EIntroduction to Linguistics6 1
    OCOM1117EOral Practice I6 1
    ACWR1210EAcademic Writing for Philologists I6 2
    ENGL1212EEnglish Language (Vocabulary, Grammar) II6 2
    LANT1210ETheory of Language6 2
    OCOM1217EOral Practice II6 2
    ACWR2110EAcademic Writing for Philologists II6 3
    EDUC2112EHistory and Philosophy of Education6 3
    LANC2117ELanguage and Intercultural communication6 3
    PSYC1275ESocial Psychology6 3
    THGP2120ETheoretical Grammar and Phonetics6 3
    WLIT2110EWorld Literature I6 3
    ENST2210EStylistics6 4
    WLIT2210EWorld Literature II6 4
    EDUC3113ETeaching Methodology6 5
    ELIT3110ELiterary Studies and Literary Theory6 5
    ENGL3112ELexicology6 5
    MLAN2210EMedia Language6 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
    ENGL4112EHistory of English Language6 7
    ENGL4212EBachelor Thesis in English Philology12 8
    PEDP4210EPedagogical Practice6 8

    Credits sum:

    186

    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
    ENGL1217EEnglish for Specific Purposes (Business)6
    ENGL3119EEnglish for Specific Purposes (Law)6
    ENGL4117EEnglish for Specific Purposes (Politics)6
    INTC3179EIntercultural Business Communication6
    EDPS2210EEducational Psychology6
    FRAN1147EFrench Language I (A1)6
    GERM1147EGerman language I (A1)6
    ITAL1147EItalian language I (A1)6
    PSYC4111EAge Psychology6
    FRAN1247EFrench Language II (A2)6
    GERM1247EGerman Language II (A2)6
    ITAL1247EItalian Language II (A2)6
    EDUC4130EClass Management6
    FRAN2147EFrench Language III (B1/1)6
    GERM2147EGerman Language III (B1/1)6
    ITAL2147EItalian Language III (B1/1)6
    FRAN2247EFrench Language IV (B1/2)6
    GERM2247EGerman Language IV (B1/2)6
    INFO3111EInformation Technologies at School6
    ITAL2247EItalian Language IV (B1/2)6
    COMM4110EMessage Formulation and Development Techniques6
    COMM4135ETechnique of Public Speaking6
    ENGL4247EOral Business Communication6
    ENGL4249EWritten Business Communication6

    Credits sum:

    144

    ..

    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

    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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