The University Of Georgia
Program name: English Philology (
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Chkheidze Maia
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Bachelor of Philology
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 the unified national exams or the order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia No. 224/N (December 29, 2011), passing administrative registration and the order of the university presidents. 74% +1 is the minimum level of English for the English Philology bachelor’s program.
Program goals:

The goal of this program is to cultivate a well-rounded undergraduate equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge. The undergraduate is capable of engaging in activities not only within the sphere of philology but also across related fields. Given the intricate nature of philological studies, the program is designed to train a proficient professional. On one hand, this individual acquires the requisite competencies for engaging with the broader landscape of humanistic thought. On the other hand, the program facilitates the development of an adept English-speaking communicator, whose linguistic proficiency extends to both general and specialized domains, such as business, politics, and law.

The attainment of this overarching objective is facilitated through the development of research and practical skills commensurate with undergraduate-level education. This achievement, in turn, is underpinned by the synthesis of theoretical and practical coursework seamlessly integrated into the program's curriculum.

Student-centered education is intricately designed to foster the development of humanistic and interdisciplinary perspectives, alongside the cultivation of critical and innovative thinking. Its core mission lies in accommodating the myriad interests and demands of the student, nurturing their adherence to academic integrity standards, ethical and professional norms, as well as instilling a profound commitment to national and societal values. Furthermore, it endeavors to mold a highly adaptable professional workforce in response to the evolving needs of the dynamic labor market. In light of these considerations, the program dramatically broadens the scope of employment opportunities available to philologists.

The bachelor’s program not only offers undergraduates an array of opportunities for employment within governmental bodies and non-governmental organizations but also extends their prospects to encompass roles in publishing houses, diplomatic missions, translation agencies, and the burgeoning sphere of English-language proficient professional communicators across diverse industries. The program in English Philology is strategically tailored to endow future professionals with comprehensive knowledge in the field, meticulously aligned with prevailing market dynamics and employer prerequisites.

Furthermore, the program facilitates undergraduates' seamless transition into advanced studies in relevant and intersecting disciplines, facilitated by the program's robust humanistic foundation, enriched by its expansive academic resources and instructional components. This bachelor’s program is committed to delivering a forward-looking education in accordance with contemporary standards within the humanities, guided by a student-centric pedagogical approach, and dedicated to the development of highly competitive and skilled individuals.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • The undergraduate


    • The historical evolution of linguistics, tracing its inception and development, encompassing fundamental linguistic doctrines, concepts, theories, methodologies, and principles.
    • The pivotal epochs and principal tendences within the world literary continuum, the methodological and theoretical basis relevant to the analysis of fiction.
    • The intricacies of grammatical norms and lexicon relevant to the proficient use of professional English and independent use of a second European language (a compulsory elective).
    • The principles of academic writing as well as the standards of APA style (American Psychological Association).


    • The distinctive characteristics inherent to the principal domains and prevailing tendences within contemporary linguistics, comprehending the nuanced intricacies that define each field.
    • The specifics of the concepts and theories encapsulated within the discipline of literary studies, encompassing an in-depth understanding of the operational dynamics underpinning the literary theory paradigm and the evolutionary tendences that shape literary genres.

  • Skills
  • The undergraduate:

    • Meticulously analyzes and synthesizes research outcomes applying methodological and principled approaches intrinsic to the domain of philology (the principles of phonemic and morphemic analysis, method of transformational analysis, principle of hyponymy, hermeneutic analysis of the text and principles of literary criticism, etc.)
    • Proficiently conducts structured oral and written discourse in the English language, employing pertinent communication strategies, articulating well-founded arguments, and effectively substantiating critical perspectives on intricate subjects. Furthermore, the undergraduate adeptly conducts precise communicative actions across a spectrum of diverse communication contexts.
    • In the context of a second European language, consistently constructs syntactically sound and contextually meaningful sentences, enabling the sound description of events, personal experiences, and impressions within familiar thematic topics.
    • Systematically searches and synthesizes information from diverse sources to develop cogent conclusions regarding philological issues. These conclusions are artfully conveyed with clarity to both specialists (comprising philologists and language educators) and non-specialists (representing the general populace), applying contemporary information and communication technologies purposefully.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • The undergraduate:

    • Apprehending the complex domain of English philology, takes responsibility for professional development within the context of prepared papers (abstract, thesis) by comparing/contrasting data, synthesizing and presenting results, as well as maintaining standards of academic integrity.
  • Date of approval: 11-15-2007
    Approval protocol number: 13
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 16/19
    Program details:
    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    To obtain a bachelor's degree in English philology, a student must accumulate a total of 240 credits, distributed as follows:

    • Competence-forming compulsory subjects: A total of 126 ECTS credits are allocated to the mandatory courses.
    • University compulsory-optional blocks: This segment comprises 30 ECTS credits, divided into 18 ECTS credits from the social/humanitarian block and 12 ECTS credits from the STEM block.
    • Specialty-specific compulsory optional subjects (second foreign language): Students are required to complete 24 ECTS credits in this category.
    • Additional specialty subjects: A further 60 ECTS credits are allocated for subjects that contribute to the student's chosen specialty.

    Humanitarian-Social Block

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    LAWB1155Debates and Critical Thinking6 1,2,3
    LAWB1177Thinking and Morality6 1,2,3
    LITR1212The great Books6 1,2,3
    BUSN4433Economy, business, management6 1,2,3
    HIST1222History of Russian occupation in Georgia6 1,2,3
    POLI2260Basics of Political Ideologies6 1,2,3
    ANTH3130Basics of Cultural Anthropology6 1,2,3
    HIST1118Civilizations and Mankind Development6 1,2,3
    LAWB1195Citizenship in the modern world6 1,2,3

    Credits sum:


    STEM Block

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

    Credits sum:


    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ENGL1115English Language for Philologists 1 (B2/1)6 1
    KART1220Academic Writing6 1
    LING1130Introduction to Linguistics6 1
    ENGL1116English Language for Philologists 2 (B2/2)6 2
    LITR1120The History of World Literature I (Introduction)6 2
    PHIL1210Introduction to English Philology6 2
    ENGL1117English Language for Philologists 3 (B2+/1)6 3
    ENGL1125English Literature I6 3
    ENGL1118English Language for Philologists 4 (B2+/2)6 4
    ENGL1225English Literature II6 4
    ENGL3220Theoretical Grammar and Phonetics (English)6 4
    ENGL2110Stylistics of the English Language6 5
    ENGL2243English Language for Philologists (Business)6 5
    LITR2217Literary Studies and the Basics of Literary Theory6 5
    ENGL2212Lexicology (English)6 6
    ENGL3143English Language for Philologists (Law)6 6
    ENGL3243English Language for Philologists (Politics)6 7
    ENGL4131History of English Language6 7
    ENGL4240Bachelor's Degree Thesis in English Language12 8
    TRANS4110Theory of Translation6 8

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    ENGL2125Professional English (Science and Technology)6
    AMST2123The History of American Literature6
    ENGL1717English Language for Academic Exams (TOEFL)6
    ENGL1718English Language for Academic Exams (IELTS)6
    HIST2150Introduction in Ancient Culture6
    KART1211Public Speech and Presentation6
    LANC2117ELanguage and Intercultural communication6
    LITR2018American and English Story6
    HIST2170History of America6
    HIST3130New History of European and American Countries6
    LATN2217Latin Language6
    GREK2210Ancient Greek Language I3
    HIST3128Contemporary History of European and American Countries6
    ORBC1223Oral Business Communication3
    WRBC1223Written Business Communication3
    TURM1111Professional English Language (Tourism)3

    Credits sum:


    Mandatory Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    FRAN1147French Language I (A1)6
    GERM1118German Language A/16
    ITAL1147Italian Language I (A1)6
    SPAN1147Spanish Language I (A1)6
    FRAN1247French Language II (A2)6
    GERM1218German Language A/26
    ITAL1247Italian language II (A2)6
    SPAN1247Spanish language II (A2)6
    FRAN2147French Language III (B1/1)6
    GERM2147German Language III (B1/1)6
    ITAL2147Italian Language III (B1/1)6
    SPAN2147Spanish language III (B1/1)6
    FRAN2247French Language IV (B1/2)6
    GERM2247German Language IV (B1/2)6
    ITAL2247Italian Language IV (B1/2)6
    SPAN2247Spanish language IV ( B1/2)6

    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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