The University Of Georgia
Program name: Journalism
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Bibilashvili Leli
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Bachelor of Social Sciences in Journalism
Program capacity: 240
Program permission: Enrollment of students at the first level of academic higher education (undergraduate programs) is carried out based on the results of unified national exams or the order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia No. 224/N (December 29, 2011) after passing administrative registration and the order of the presidents.
Program goals:

Enrollment of students at the first level of academic higher education (undergraduate programs) is carried out based on the results of unified national exams or the order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia No. 224/N (December 29, 2011) after passing administrative registration and the order of the presidents.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Interactive lectures
  • Practical work
  • Teamwork
  • Case study and analysis (case study)
  • Literature review
  • Finding relevant material online or in the library
  • Presenting presentations
  • Role-playing
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • After the program completion, graduates have:

    • Broad knowledge of journalism, which includes ethical standards and the so-called nine principles of journalism, the importance of freedom of speech, international principles of freedom of expression and legal acts and norms of freedom of expression;
    • Knowledge of the stages of development of world journalism and the role of the state;
    • Knowledge of complex issues in journalism, such as features, news writing and coverage, specifics of working with sources, ways of finding and verifying information, understanding of features of news reporting, planning and preparation of stories, reports and interviews for radio and television, filming, editing, sound of material and knowledge of the basic principles of lighting, as well as knowledge of the peculiarities of working in editing programs such as Adobe Premiere, Audicity, and the understanding of modern media technologies, multimedia techniques, as well as knowledge of the peculiarities of writing an in-depth article, script writing, shooting and editing for a documentary film;
    • Knowledge of socio-psychological phenomena, their mechanisms of action, essential characteristics of human social activities and related factors;
    • Knowledge of photography methods, planning stages of photography, the features of presenting the subject, highlighting the main accents and creating a photo composition, as well as knowledge of raster graphic editor Adobe Photoshop, vector visual editor Adobe Illustrator, publishing editor Adobe InDesign, publishing editor Knowledge of QuarkXPress, Adobe Bridge software for rapid image processing;
    •  Knowledge of the basic principles of media market functioning, understanding of the basics of media companies' work planning and management
    •  Knowledge of the characteristics and tools of journalism investigation production, finding political news and an interesting angle for them, creating feature stories and reports on political and election issues as a result of successful interaction with primary and secondary sources, as well as knowledge of the peculiarities of finding and reporting business-economic topics.

  • Skills
  • After the program completion, graduates

    Can create a news story by fact-checking and presenting sources in a balanced manner, preparing news, producing multimedia media products, filming documentaries, writing in-depth articles, photo storytelling and investigative journalism based on predetermined guidelines.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • After the program completion, graduates

    Acknowledge professional responsibilities regarding presenting balanced information to the public; democratic values ​​(freedom of speech and expression, human rights); information and reliability; and the need to present information to the public from various source perspectives.

  • Date of approval: 12-12-2005
    Approval protocol number: 04-05
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 48-18
    Program details:

    In addition to humanitarian-social and STEM blocks and the program's core subjects, the student can accumulate 78  credits with the minor program, program electives or free elective credits. The program considers the different competencies of students in the English language. Namely, the student starts the English language from the stage that corresponds to his knowledge, which is determined based on the assessment obtained on the unified national exams: if the student's score is placed in the interval [0-50]-A2; if the student's score is placed in the gap [51-75]- B1/1 If the student's score is in the interval (76-100)-B1/2, the student who has not passed the English language is given a test to determine the level and then he is registered at the appropriate level, not higher than B1/2.

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    To obtain a bachelor's degree in journalism, a student needs to complete 240 ECTS, which means 12 ECTS from the humanitarian-social block, 12 ECTS from the STEM block, 138 ECTS from the core subjects of the program, 18 ECTS free credits, 60 ECTS by choosing the subjects of the program and/or by selecting an additional (minor) program. Students can choose an additional minor program from the following majors: Archaeology, English Philology, Georgian Philology, Art Studies, Oriental Studies, American Studies, History, Strategic Communication, and Political Science. This change only applies to students enrolled after 2021. The teaching language of the program is Georgian, with separate English-language components. Accordingly, all components are taught mainly in Georgian, except for those courses where English-language literature is used.

    Humanitarian-Social Block

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    LAWB1155Debates and Critical Thinking6 2,3
    LAWB1177Thinking and Morality6 2,3
    LITR1212The great Books6 2,3
    BUSN4433Economy, business, management6 2,3
    HIST1222History of Russian occupation in Georgia6 2,3
    POLI2260Basics of Political Ideologies6 2,3
    ANTH3130Basics of Cultural Anthropology6 2,3
    HIST1118Civilizations and Mankind Development6 2,3
    LAWB1195Citizenship in the modern world6 2,3

    Credits sum:


    STEM Block

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    MATH1414Analytical and Quantitative Reasoning6 1,4
    STEM0002Ingenuity, entrepreneurship and technology6 1,4
    STEM0005Modern technologies6 1,4
    STEM0007Mathematics and Civilizations6 1,4
    STEM0010Logic6 1,4
    STEM0011Computational reasoning6 1,4
    STEM0012Biology and Health of the Human6 1,2
    STEM0013Basics of Cyber Hygiene6 1,2
    STEM0003Experiments that changed the world6 1,4
    STEM0004Game theory6 1,4

    Credits sum:


    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ENGL3213English Language VI (B2/2)6 1
    JMMB1210Understanding of Media and its Content6 1
    JMMB2130History of World Journalism6 1
    KART1220Academic Writing6 1
    COMM4120Introduction to Public Relations6 2
    JMMB2111Journalism Reporting I/News Reporting6 2
    KART3150Georgian Language and Stylistics6 2
    JMMB2125Media and systems of accountability6 3
    JMMB2210Journalism Reporting II/Television-Radio6 3
    JMMB4235New Media Technologies6 3
    JMMB3111Journalistic Reporting III/ In-depth Reporting6 4
    JMMB4120Photojournalism6 4
    INFO4115Basics of Publishing programs6 5
    JMMB3210Journalism Reporitng IV/ Investigative journalism6 5
    JMMB4110Media Management6 5
    JMMB4220Journalism Reporting VII/ Business and Economics6 5
    PSYC1488Basics of Social Psychology6 5
    JMMB3125Multimedia Journalism6 6
    JMMB4130Journalism Reporting VI/ Politics and Elections highlight6 7
    JMMB4210Documentary Film Creation6 7
    JMMB3115Final Project in Journalism12 8

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    COMM4350Disinformation: Identification and Research6
    COMM4355Crisis Communication6
    IREL1224Strategic Thinking6
    JMMB1220Facts, Archive and Media6
    JMMB1230Project in Investigative Reporting6
    JMMB4232Disinformation and Society6
    JMMB4234Speech Theory and Culture6
    JMMB4238TV Production6
    JMMB4242Research in Journalism6
    POLI3261Politics and Political Mythology6
    COMM4135Public Speaking Skills6
    JMMB1212Critical Writing6
    JMMB1214Crises Reporting6
    JMMB1218Fact - Checking and Verification6
    JMMB2250Digital Media Technologies - Social Media, Platforms and Audience6
    JMMB2310Quantitative Research Methods in Social Sciences6
    JMMB2311Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences6
    JMMB2312Data Journalism6
    JMMB2313Social Media Strategy and Campaigns6
    JMMB2314Basics of Digital Marketing Strategy6
    JMMB2315Content Marketing6
    JMMB2316Reporting Public Health and Environment Protection issues6
    JMMB2317Social Media Analytics6
    JMMB3120Media and Politics6
    JMMB4230Practice in Journalism6
    MKTG2210Basics of Marketing6
    POLI1145Georgian Government and Politics6
    POLI1220Introduction to Politics6
    POLI1225Introduction to Politics - Political process, culture and institutions6
    POLI2120Introduction to International Relations6
    PSYC1225introduction to pshychology6
    SOCL2525Democracy and Citizenship6
    SOCL3110The Principles of Sociology6

    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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