What Is Cultural Sciences?

Cultural sciences are a relatively new and popular field that has emerged as a separate field of research and teaching in the twentieth century. Formed in the 50s. Since the 80s of the XX century, it has become more and more relevant around the world.

The Cultural Sciences program is designed for those who are interested in:

  • What is culture? What is civilization?
  • How did different lifestyles originate and develop in different peoples, at different times and places? What is the way of life of Georgians and other peoples, why is it like that and not different?
  • What do we eat, how do we dress, where do we live?
  • What do we represent, where do we go, what do we believe?
  • What is our perception of ourselves and our neighbors? Who do we consider “ours” and “foreigners”?
  • How do we perceive and comprehend the past?
  • Why do they often talk about the clash of civilizations? What causes the confrontation between East and West? Where is our place – in the West or in the East?
  • Why have some regions of the world been affected by violence and conflict? What caused the conflicts in Georgia and the Caucasus? What role does culture play in finding ways to address them?
  • What is globalization? Is the world threatened with diversity?

The Institute of Cultural Sciences offers students all three levels – undergraduate, graduate and doctoral. At the undergraduate level, the student can choose both major and minor majors in cultural sciences.

Our teaching of cultural sciences is consistent and based on the experience of Western universities.

The program of cultural sciences is interdisciplinary, which means that it includes subjects from different fields of knowledge – from sociology, psychology, art, has many intersections with political science, history, linguistics and even biology.

The basic program of cultural sciences allows the student to master the second specialty from other fields of humanities and social knowledge. For example, such combinations are possible:

  • Cultural Sciences and Political Science;
  • Cultural Sciences and Sociology;
  • Cultural Sciences and Arts;
  • Cultural Sciences and Ethnology;
  • Cultural Sciences and History;
  • Cultural Sciences and Journalism;
  • Cultural Sciences and Psychology;
  • And so on.

In turn, cultural sciences can be a second specialty for those for whom ethnology, psychology, journalism, archeology, history, linguistics, etc. will be major. Therefore, the graduate has a better employment prospect. Knowledge gained in the field of cultural sciences is becoming increasingly necessary for working in governmental, private or non-governmental structures. Young people with this specialty can be employed in archives, museums, schools, libraries, mass media, cultural policy-making structures, cooperate with cultural-historical expeditions

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