The Social Sciences Bachelor Programme is based on Liberal Arts Education principle: from general to concrete, comprehending different disciplines in common context and combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills into connected whole of synthesis.
Education process lasts four years and is comprised by several phases. The first phase (I-IV semester) includes provision of basic knowledge in all disciplines of social sciences. Students get acquainted with the world cultural, spiritual, artistic heritage, obtain knowledge on significant events of the world history, basics of philosophy and democracy, liberal values and principles. Through the programme, students pass intensive courses of the English Language. They are given opportunities to develop logical and critical thinking skills; make informed decision regarding their future profession. Starting from the third year (V-VII semesters), students specialize in one from five offered directions: Public Administration, International Relations, Psychology, Economics and Journalism. The third phase of the programme (VIII semester) is focused on working on the final thesis.
Throughout the programme, the main emphasis is made on increasing students’ motivation for individual growth and professional development alongside supporting Students Life via extra-curricular activities (such as – sport competitions, Travelers’ Club, “What, Where, When game” and other).
In the unified national exams student must take following subjects: Georgian language and literature, English language, Math or History.
Voluntary: Any elective subject.
4500 GEL per one academic year
The School of Social Sciences (SSS) has initiated a promotion system for successful students. Students with the highest academic ratings get financial support/scholarships which covers 100% of their tuition fee for the following semester.
Starting from the second year, scholarships are awarded to students with the highest academic achievements to cover their tuition fee for the following semester:
Direction: Public Administration
Students of Public Administration acquire knowledge in basics of democracy, principles of public administration, organizational management, public sector economics, project management and other disciplines. The programme is aimed to develop social and democratic values, civil participation, and problem-solving skills. During education process, the main emphasis is made on supporting critical and analytical thinking as well as team-work.
Direction: International Relations
Students of International Relations acquire knowledge of main concepts and theories related to international relation and international politics. The components of international relations (EU studies), international law, national security policy, US foreign polices and comparative politics are introduced. The programme is aimed to provide students with the complex knowledge on regional and global processes of international relations. Stemming from this, students will be able to comprehend key issues and challenges of the field.
Students of Journalism acquire theoretical and practical knowledge on the best standards of modern Journalism. Applying main instruments of journalism, the programme provides students with the skills for effective solution of professional tasks.
Students gain comprehension of important issues related to media ethics, media entrepreneurship and new media; obtain skills in creative writing and TV/radio production. The programme is aimed to promote ethical norms in journalism/develop values of professional standards in students.
Students of Psychology acquire general and special theoretical knowledge in main areas of the field as well as respective practical skills. They master foundations of psychology and key psychological theories in social, legal and political psychology, the theory of Set, organizational behavior, research methods and psycho-diagnostics; get familiar with psychological counselling. Special attention is paid to promotion of critical and analytical thinking, development of verbal – spoken and writing – skills, team work and problem-solving skills alongside effective application of knowledge into practice.
Students develop understanding in basics of economics and key economic principles; they acquire skills to apply gained theoretical knowledge and widely tested experience into practice.
Throughout the programme, students obtain necessary basic knowledge in finances and economic project management; get familiar with key principals of micro- and macroeconomics, global economics, Georgian economics and economic policy.
The Social Sciences Bachelor Programme is based on Liberal Arts Education principle - the process is directed from general to specific. General courses and introduction to different disciplines are taught during the first two years (Great Books, World History; Introduction to Economics; Introduction to Sociology; Basics of Law and others). This model gives students an opportunity to adequately explore their interests and make informed decision regarding their future profession. Starting from the third year, students start specialization in one from five offered directions: Public Administration, International Relations, Psychology, Economics and Journalism.
Each course represents a synthesis of theoretical and practical components. Theoretical material, presented during lectures, are enriched by practical examples and cases, reflecting professional experience of our invited lecturers/practitioners. Main emphasis is made on encouraging students to actively participate in education process through presentations, discussions, debates, role playing which, on their turn, promote development of communication and team-work skills. Homework and written tasks (quizzes; open and multiple choice questions) aim to consolidate accumulated theoretical knowledge and academic writing skills. Programme curriculum, entire education process and working on final research paper prepare students for successful career in chosen direction or related field.
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The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Holland)
coordinator of Ba Programmes in Social Sciences