The University Of Georgia
Program name: Georgian Philology
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Shavtvaladze Nana
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Master of Arts in Georgian Philology
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: Individuals possessing a bachelor's degree, or its academic commensurate, within the fields of arts and humanities, social sciences, journalism, and information sciences, shall be enrolled in the master's program in Georgian philology. Admission to the mentioned program is contingent upon the outcome of unified master's examinations or in alignment with the directive set forth by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Number 224/N, dated December 29, 2011, conveyed in the English language. Eligibility is contingent upon the successful completion of both a B/2 level written examination and a specialized oral examination, followed by administrative enrollment and an official presidential decree.
Program goals:

The program aims to prepare a highly qualified master-degree holder in Georgian language and literature. To achieve the set goal, important and problematic issues of Georgian language and literature will be deeply and systematically studied; thus, the knowledge gained in Georgian language and literature at the undergraduate level will be further deepened and the skills requisite for scientific research will be developed. The convergence of academic resources and academic components embedded within the program provides graduates with the prospect to effectively apply their acquired knowledge into practice. Additionally, if desired, the program offers the graduates a pathway to pursue doctoral studies within a cognate or adjacent discipline.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • The graduate knows deeply and systematically:

    • The basic theories and modern methods of language policy; Planning and development of the field of language policy, language and nationalization, language and ethnicity, language corpus and language acquisition, language management.
    • The principles of comparative text analysis; the general laws of the development of artistic and literary thinking in the general historical context and the importance of "intercultural dialogue" in the process of modern "integration of civilizations".
    • The relation between the Georgian language and national culture, the issues of language and nation, language and society, language and thought, and generally, the relation between language and culture. Synchronous description and analysis of linguistic phenomena. The essence of the phenomenon of multilingualism and the role of the latter in the formation of language policy.
    • The relation of the word with the entire lexical system of the language. The peculiarities of synchronic and diachronic study of the word.
    • The essence of lexicology and the relation between its branches.
    • The theory of dictionary compilation.

    Deeply apprehends:

    • Modern theories and research methods of linguistics.
    • The structure and construction of the Georgian verb, the grammatical criteria for dividing the conjugations into types, the ways of composing the relevant paradigms, the mechanism of the syntactic relation between noun and verb; the difference between the syntax of Georgian and the Indo-European languages in terms of the relation between noun and verb.

    Defines and characterizes thoroughly:

    • The dialects of the Georgian language (phonetics-morphology-vocabulary) and their relation to the literary language;
    • The functions of lexical unit;
    • The nature of the dictionary and its types, the principles of its compilation;
    • The relation of the Georgian writing to the world literary process. The place of old, new and latest Georgian writing in the history of medieval and world literature.

  • Skills
  • The graduate:

    • Independently carries out the research in the field of Georgian philology applying modern methods and approaches in practice; adequately operates with the scientific-terminological apparatus in the process of developing and justifying one's own conclusions; searches and processes scientific publications; formulates reasoned conclusions based on critical analysis of complex and incomplete information (including recent research); determines the importance of primary and secondary information sources, compares different views based on the latest data, and synthesizes information creatively.
    • Thoroughly describes the main trends of Georgian literature (from the ancient period to the present day) and based on critical analysis, formulates justified conclusions; independently researches the creative heritage of Georgian writers in the context of world literary processes;
    • Interprets the data characteristic of the Georgian language and formulates justified conclusions based on their complex analysis; investigates linguistic phenomena from diachronic and synchronic aspects; applies acquired knowledge in interdisciplinary research.
    • Creatively applies modern information and communication technologies to effectively visualize information; places and disseminates information in digital, print libraries and internet resources.
    • Works on the compilation of different types of dictionaries.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • The graduate:

    • Identifies a relevant problem in the field of Georgian philology, plans and carries out research, transforms the obtained results into the format of a master's thesis applying academic writing and research strategies.
  • Date of approval: 01-27-2017
    Approval protocol number: 02/17
    Date of program update: 12-12-2022
    Update protocol number: 12PDC284-05
    Program details:


    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    To obtain the master’s academic degree in Georgian philology, a student needs to accumulate 120 ECTS comprising the core subjects - 96 ECTS (including the preparation and defense of the master's thesis - 30 ECTS), the elective subjects - 24 ECTS.

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    KART5230Georgian Verb6 1
    KART5231Lexicology and lexicography of the Georgian language6 2
    KART5110Academic Writing and Research6 1
    KART5120Comparative Literature (Studies)6 1
    KART5131Georgian literature development trends (V-XVIII centuries)6 1
    LING5111Modern Theories and Research Methods in Linguistics6 1
    KART5210Cultural Linguistics6 2
    KART5220Georgian literature development trends (XIX centuries)6 2
    KART6110Georgian literature development trends (XX centuries)6 3
    KART6120Dialectology6 3
    KART6130Language policy issues6 3
    KART6210Master's thesis in Georgian Language30 4

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    ENGL5140English Language B2+6
    HIST5115Georgian Oral History and mythology6
    KART6190Old Georgian cultural and educational institutions6
    ANTH5220Culture and Social Research Methodology6
    HIST5151An Introduction to the History of Church of Georgia6
    KART5280Character principles of heroes in Georgian Hagiography (V-XI centuries)6
    KART5290Georgian Language and culture in the digital document6
    KART6140Georgian Onomastics6
    KART6150THe main problems of Georgian Literary Language normalization6
    KART6170Georgian Emigrant Literature6
    KART6180Theory of Poetry6
    LING5210The Art of Negotiation6
    LING5215Communication Linguistics (English)6
    MGMT6130Project Management6

    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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