After completion of the program students will have:
- deep and systemic knowledge of main political, economic and social trends and institutional patterns of post-Soviet transformation of Georgia
- theoretical knowledge in following fields:
Political institutions, their transformation. Democratization, state building;
System transformation of economy, political economy;
Civil society, social processes, values and culture;
Research methods, research design.
- Graduates of the program will be able to analyze critically interconnections among social, political and economic events and developments;
After completion of the program students will have following skills:
On the basis of critical analyses of interrelations among various social realms and syntheses of their specific elements, to do academic research and analytical work.
Apply their knowledge to solve practical multifactorial problems in public service, civil society, consultancy services
Engage in professional and public communication, based on academic standards, ethics and methodologies, applied in social sciences
Participate in discussions, deliberation and debates, share their knowledge and own innovative ideas with colleagues, students or broad public in written, orally and/or by means of computer visualization, in English.
Based on a methods and methodologies learned, graduates will be able to identify problem areas/issues in an multifactorial environment and can deepen further their knowledge independently.
Graduates, being aware of their own perceptions regarding the past and the possible future development of Georgia, will be able to contribute to this development creatively and rationally, through their professional, civic or academic activities.