Social Sciences

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).

Tuition fee

4500 GEL per one academic year

Promotion system

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.

Scholarships

Starting from the second year, scholarships are awarded to students with the highest academic achievements to cover their tuition fee for the following semester:

  • Scholarships are awarded to those students whose GPA is 3.5 or higher;
  • Students with the highest GPA scale (4.0)get 100% scholarship for the following semester;
  • Students with GPA less than 4.0 but 3.5 or higher get 100% scholarship for the following semester, if their academic achievements rated excellent (A) in all subjects during the previous two semesters;
  • Students with GPA 3.5 or higher get financial support to cover their tuition fee for the following semester in accordance with their rating: 1-70%; 2-60%; 3-50%; 4-40%; 5-30%;
  • If students drop a course, they are not eligible for scholarships in the following semester;
  • If students are awarded state grants, SSS covers difference between the grant and tuition fee;
  • Scholarships awarded by SSS are meant to cover the respective amount of the tuition fee only; they are not considered as an income.

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.

Direction: Journalism

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.

Direction: Psychology

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.

Direction: Economics

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.

Academic Process

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.

Download Curriculum of BA Program here: Link 

Salome Chkheidze

coordinator of Ba Programmes in Social Sciences 

Mob: +995 595167755

Lecturers

Levan Berdzenishvili

Levan Berdzenishvili

Great Books and Rhetorics and an Ar ...

Zaza Abashidze

Zaza Abashidze

Head of BA Program in Political Sci ...

Tornike Sharashenidze

Tornike Sharashenidze

Head of MA Program in International ...

Ramaz Sakvarelidze

Ramaz Sakvarelidze

Nani Matchrashvili

Nani Matchrashvili

Head of MA Programs in Public Admin ...

Giorgi Targamadze

Giorgi Targamadze

Tsira Elisashvili

Tsira Elisashvili

Head of MA Programs In Public Polic ...

Zurab Agladze

Zurab Agladze

Conflictology and Geopolitic of Geo ...

Mikheil Darchiashvili

Mikheil Darchiashvili

Foreign and defense policy

Merab Kakulia

Merab Kakulia

Head of BA program in Economics / E ...

Nodar Kharshiladze

Nodar Kharshiladze

Tinatin Chkheidze

Tinatin Chkheidze

Levan Asatiani

Levan Asatiani

Middle East Policy

Keti Mukhiguli

Keti Mukhiguli

Head of BA Program in Sociology / I ...

Archil Gersamia

Archil Gersamia

Public Finances / Economics

Teona Mataradze

Teona Mataradze

Ivane Chkhikvadze

Ivane Chkhikvadze

Tamar Koberidze

Tamar Koberidze

Mzia Gomelauri

Mzia Gomelauri

‘The human being in the schizoid wo ...

Zhana Antia

Zhana Antia

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Tamar Turashvili

Tamar Turashvili

Mariam Sekhniashvili

Mariam Sekhniashvili

Head of MA Program in Public Relati ...

Elisabed Sopromadze

Elisabed Sopromadze

Local Self-Government and Public Ad ...

Vakhtang Nadareishvili

Vakhtang Nadareishvili

Irakli Imedadze

Irakli Imedadze

Zviad Koridze

Zviad Koridze

Levan Kokaia

Levan Kokaia

Basics of Law / Business Law

Marina Tchavtchanidze

Marina Tchavtchanidze

Natalia Vacheishvili

Natalia Vacheishvili

Academic Writing

Nino Gedevanishvili

Nino Gedevanishvili

Nino Charekishvili

Nino Charekishvili

Noshrevan Lomtatidze

Noshrevan Lomtatidze

Rusudan Mkheidze

Rusudan Mkheidze

Rusudan Rukhadze

Rusudan Rukhadze

Creative Writing

Pridon Dvalishvili

Pridon Dvalishvili

Precalculus, Methods of Quantitativ ...

Tamar Tabidze

Tamar Tabidze

Gogi Khomeriki

Gogi Khomeriki

Tinatin Norakidze

Tinatin Norakidze

Tika Pantsulaia

Tika Pantsulaia

Psychological counsulting

Tinatin Kavtaradze

Tinatin Kavtaradze

Academic Writing

Ia Kargareteli

Ia Kargareteli

Jeff Morski

Jeff Morski

Tinatin Kakhiani

Tinatin Kakhiani

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Giorgi Mzhavanadze

Giorgi Mzhavanadze

Temur Bzhalava

Temur Bzhalava

Maia Tchiaureli

Maia Tchiaureli

Anano Gorgodze

Anano Gorgodze

Public Speaking, Presentation Skill ...

Giorgi Kobakhidze

Giorgi Kobakhidze

Giorgi Shubitidze

Giorgi Shubitidze

Giorgi Koberidze

Giorgi Koberidze

Vakhtang Lomjaria

Vakhtang Lomjaria

Economics

Administration

Nestan Tsitsishvili

Nestan Tsitsishvili

Dean of the School of Social Sciences

Manana Gabashvili

Manana Gabashvili

Deputy Dean of the School of Social Sciences; Head of Social Sciences Bachelor Program

Khatuna Beraia

Khatuna Beraia

Quality Assurance Manager of the School of Social Sciences

Ana Chutlashvili

Ana Chutlashvili

Coordinator of BA programs in Sociology and Psychology / Librarian

Tedo Sanikidze

Tedo Sanikidze

Administrative Manager and Coordinator at School of Social Sciences

Salome Chkheidze

Salome Chkheidze

Coordinator of Ba Programmes in Political Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences

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