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The University Of Georgia
Program name: English Philology
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Chkheidze Maia
Study language: English
Qualification: MA in English Philology
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: Admission criteria/ prerequisite (for the citizens of Georgia): The students are enrolled on the master program on the basis of the results of Unified National Exams for Masters 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 written exam in English and interview in the specialty, 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 higher education abroad or got the education equivalent to it, or/and completed the last two years of higher 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 are enrolled in the program without taking Unified National Exams for Masters on the basis of the decree № 224 / ნ (December 29, 2011) of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia. English language requirement: B2 (Upper-intermediate). English language competence of candidates is assessed by either 1) the university through university exams, with a minimum threshold of 70%; or 2) TOEFL IBT – at least score 80; IELTS – at least score 6; PTE General – at least level B2; FCE – at least level B.
Program goals:

The aim of the program is to train a highly qualified specialist with the ability to fully and purposefully use in practice the theories and research methods relevant to the field of English Philology.
The program provides the student with the ability to comprehend in-depth interdisciplinarity, polyparadigmaticity and interparadigmaticity of the field of English philology, to understand the exploratory potential and practical value of the theories relevant to the thinking spaces of linguistics and literature, cultural studies and sociology.
The goal is achieved, on the one hand, by synthesizing theoretical and practical (research) components in the curriculum, and on the other hand, by focusing on interdisciplinarity, which significantly expands the competence of graduates and increases their chances of success on both local and international labor markets.
Taking into account, on the one hand, the integrativeness of the field of English philology and, on the other hand, the growing demands of the modern labor market, the program focuses on training English philologists with proper ethical competence, theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
The program is focused on meeting the student’s interests and needs, as well on molding the ability to exercise one’s personal and academic freedom, to advocate ethical and professional ideals, to plan and conduct independent scientific research and, consequently, to train highly qualified professionals with theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to the field of English philology.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Analysis and synthesis
  • Methods of working with books
  • Methods of written work
  • Explanatory method
  • Demonstration methods
  • Lectures-seminars
  • Interactive lectures
  • Presentations
  • Verbal/Oral method
  • Discussions and Debates
  • Case studies and analyses
  • Teamwork
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • After the completion of the program, the graduate:

    Knows:

    • The essence of the mutual determination of language, culture, mental representations, and social behavior;
    • Scientific characteristics of paradigms, trends and concepts of modern linguistics, principles of construction of the objects of the study of modern linguistics, explanatory potential and practical significance of modern linguistic theories and research approaches;
    • The principles of constructing the texts (competent use of language - C1) with various communicative intentions, the strategies and ethical norms of effective intercultural and professional (business communication) communication;
    • The principles of the analysis of fiction works considering linguistic and sociocultural contexts, as well as philosophical, aesthetic, political and social perspectives;
    • The methods and tools of project management and the specifics of the project life cycle.

    Describes:

    • The history of the English language and the dynamics of the English language development applying an in-depth knowledge of historical linguistics;
    • The specifics of the relation between lingual, cultural and social perception by realizing in depth intersectionality of different thinking spaces;
    • The characteristics of “genealogical” relations between the branches of linguistics, the dynamics of the linguistic thought and paradigmatic situation in modern linguistics by realizing in depth the essence of hereditariness, poliparadigmaticity and integrativeness;
    • The specifics of the literary text processing procedure based on the theoretical and methodological approaches (rules, principles and methods) of structuralist and cognitive semantics as well as on the systemic and in-depth comprehension of the phenomena of poliparadigmaticity and inteparadigmaticity.

  • Skills
  • The graduate:

    • Critically analyses the causes of the changes occurred in the English language;
    • Critically analyses scientific characterizations of methodological approaches, paradigms, trends, explanatory potential and practical implications of modern theories relevant to the philological research;
    • Interprets fiction works considering linguistic and sociocultural contexts, as well as philosophical, aesthetic, political and social perspectives;
    • While conducting linguistic research and interpreting a literary text, synthesizes the theoretical and methodological approaches;
    • Produces effectively structured written and oral texts with various communicative intentions spontaneously, smoothly using adequate strategies, style, organizational models and cohesive means;
    • Conducts effective communication by adhering to the ethical norms and by synthesizing linguistic and extralinguistic competencies relevant to the fields of intercultural and professional (business) communication;
    • Prepares and manages the project taking into account the determinants of efficiency, effectiveness and success;
    • Seeks information from various sources to form a reasoned conclusion on the on issues relevant to the field of philology, formulates and presents issues consistently, clearly with specialists (philologists, language teachers) as well as with non-specialists (general public) applying modern information and communication technologies.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • The graduate: 

    • Operating with the systemic and in-depth knowledge, realizing the complexity, polyparadigmaticity, interparadigmaticity and interdisciplinarity of the thinking space 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, small-scale research, and master thesis).
  • Date of approval: 01-19-2022
    Approval protocol number: 01/22
    Date of program update:
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    Program details:

    The content and structure of the Master's program in English Philology include teaching and research components: 120 ECTS alloted for the Master's degree in English Philology includes: 108 ECTS for main subjects of the program (including preparation and defense of the master's thesis - 30 credits); 12 ECTS for elective subjects.

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ACWR5110EAcademic Writing and Research6 1
    ELTS5210EEnglish Language in Time and Space6 1
    MOLG5110EModern Linguistics6 1
    RMLG5320EResearch Methods in Linguistics3 1
    TECT5120EText and Context9 1
    BSCM5320EBusiness Communication6 2
    LCUS5210ELanguage, Culture and Society6 2
    LITH5210ELiterary Theory: Criticism and History I6 2
    PTML5210EParadigms and Trends in Modern Linguistics6 2
    INCM5310EIntercultural Communication6 3
    LALT5210ELinguistic Analysis of Literary Texts6 3
    LITH5310ELiterary Theory: Criticism and History II6 3
    MGMT0613Project Management6 3
    ENGL6110EMA thesis in English Philology30 4

    Credits sum:

    108

    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    APLG5310EApplied Linguistics6
    EDUC5112EEducational Policy and Globalization6
    EDUC5212ETeaching and Learning Theories and Strategies6
    EDUC5215EPhilosophy of education6
    EDUC5216ESociology of Education6
    ENGL5214EEnglish Language C1/16
    LAGD5320ELanguage and Gender6
    MDDS5310EMedia Discourse6
    TELG5420EText Linguistics6
    UDLT5410EUtopian and Dystopian Literature6
    DSAN5310EDiscourse Analysis6
    EDUC5115EInclusive Education6
    EDUC5124ELeadership and Management in Education3
    EDUC5214ECurriculum Development3
    EDUC5219EICT in Education6
    ENGL5215EEnglish Language C1/26
    ENGP5216EEnglish Language in Politics3
    GELT5510EGender and Literature6
    HELS5410EHeroism in Literature and Society6
    PRAG5310EPragmatics6
    SOLG5310ESociolinguistics6

    Credits sum:

    117









    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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