AUH

 

American University for Humanities is a private, global institution of postsecondary education emphasizing academic excellence in a humanitarian environment, and imparting quality American higher education based on its traditional renowned liberal education, but in an innovative manner that is commensurate with the demands and requirements of the global process of change. American University for Humanities is a learner-oriented institution that provides an intellectually challenging and dynamic medium of learning in a moral community for all seekers of consciousness, self-betterment and human achievement from many diverse backgrounds all around the globe, who will be the future civic role players and leaders in this constantly changing world. The didactic processes at this University are aimed at assisting learners to become effective, multifunctional, multi-disciplinary, lifelong educants, and servants of community and humanity now and throughout their professional and productive life. The basic philosophy of education in this University is to shift education from a rote memorization of bygone-based subjective interpretations, to the training of the mind to recognize problems, research solutions and design favorable outcomes objectively and ethically, thus allowing its graduates to challenge the requirements of the evolving forces of transformation witnessed in the globe with a deep-rooted sense of social responsibility founded on respect for individual rights and democratic values.

 

Education for the New Millennium:

  • Historically, the basis for the modern postsecondary liberal education is the Artes Liberales as practiced from the ancient times in the institutions of the Old World such as in Greece, Persia, Rome, and Andalusia consisting of a two part in-depth study and research; the quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music) and the trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric). Those who mastered the septivium (the 7 arts) were known to be an erudite, and then could follow further study and research under acknowledged masters in a field of specialization such as sciences, medicine, music, jurisprudence, etc. toward achieving ultimate sagacity in the profession, while enjoying a sound knowledge and embracing the diversity of ideas and experiences that characterize the social, natural, and intellectual domains of human life.
  • Modern time Liberal Education at university level is portrayed as that part of the curriculum that is undertaken by all learners as segment of their General Education Component of a degree program that provides a broad exposure to a variety of disciplines, and forms the basis for developing important intellectual and civic capacities. This will then be followed by an expanded and in-depth research and study in at least one area or field of concentration. The rational behind this requirement is the fact that not only liberal education, by its nature, is global and pluralistic, but also by incorporating a substantial diversity of ideas and learned experiences, it enhances intellectual commitment and social responsibility, thus equipping the individual with a better understanding of the common heritage of humanity and a deeper commitment for undertaking global responsibility through perpetual self betterment.
  • The American Association of Colleges and Universities, a national body with more than 1000 member institutions devoted to augmentation of content and improvement of standards of liberal education in the American system of higher education at all levels, gives us the following valuable insight as to what the aim of liberal education within its postsecondary application should be:
  • “ A truly liberal education is one that prepares us to live responsible, productive, and creative lives in a dramatically changing world. It is an education that fosters a well-grounded intellectual resilience, a disposition toward lifelong learning, and an acceptance of responsibility for the ethical consequences of our ideas and actions. Liberal education requires that we understand the foundations of knowledge and inquiry about nature, culture and society; that we master core skills of perception, analysis, and expression; that we cultivate a respect for truth; that we recognize the importance of historical and cultural context; and that we explore connections among formal learning, citizenship, and service to our communities.”

Mission:

  • The American University for Humanities is dedicated to the study, creation and performance of the oldest disciplines of higher education, namely the attainment of theoretical and practical proficiency in the core of knowledge that forms the common human heritage within the context of history and theory geared to the requirements of time and place and the global process of change. Teaching and research activities of the University in the degree programs offered are pursued both as an end in themselves and as a source that can augment human experiences in general. The theoretical, literary and historical courses at degree level not only are to compliment the practical activities in every day life, but also to assist with the intellectual development of the individual on lifelong basis.

Educational Scope:

  • A number of high-quality diploma, higher diploma, baccalaureate and Master's programs built around a distinctive Liberal Education core curriculum are offered by the University, unique in being directly related to the demands of the regional cultures and communities, as well as global demands for multi-functional, proficient and learned individuals. We feel that with the narrowing of specialties by the day all across the globe, our graduates will play a major role in the 21st century world in the same manner as the all-embracing sages that have, by tradition, contributed to the intellectual and pragmatic needs of human community since the dawn of civilization. Learners at this University are expected to acquire the benefits of liberal learning by pursuing intellectual work that is honest, challenging, and significant, and by preparing themselves to use knowledge and power in responsible ways through full utilization of its substantial content, rigorous methodology and an active engagement with the societal, ethical, and practical implications of their learning.
  • Candidates wishing to enroll in the Campuses of the University should contact the Office of Administrator at the Campus to receive assistance with program planning and other support services including allocation of Academic Advisors, travel to and lodging in Tbilisi, etc.
  • Although Learners remain the primary focus of the University, but the University also values its faculty and staff who have committed their talents and careers to advancement of its mission in different regions of the globe. The American University for Humanities pledge to support their work, to encourage their professional development, to evaluate their professional performance and to compensate them at nationally competitive levels in their communities of residence.

Ultimate Educational Objectives:

  • Regardless of the content and level of any particular program, all diploma and degree candidates who successfully enter this University are expected to reach a relative adequacy of proficiency to use the following before and after graduation:
  • General Knowledge of the broad context of the historic and theoretical interrelationships of Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences disciplines as the backbones of any higher education geared to the demands of the process of change and real-world, hand-on working situations, including; significant trends, conditions and problems; historical, scientific, and the philosophical ambient factors influencing the creativity and professionalism in arts and sciences; economic, political and social analysis.
  • Conceptual and Empirical Knowledge of societal concepts involved in the Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences, to include; basic concepts of cultural influences; the structure and functions of arts, sciences and technologies, with emphasis on comparative analysis and interrelationships and interactions; levels of decision making; individual behavior and group norms and dynamics; operating environments of the liberal arts and applied sciences.
  • Specific Knowledge of particular arenas of specialization to embody in-depth study of specific environments for the practice of the profession chosen, and the relationship that exist between the profession and other professionals and organizations with an effect on the profession such as public and private-sector and other types of organizations.
  • Cultural and Social Awareness as foundation for interaction of the professional and the community
  • Technical Bases of Professional Realization, comprising such elements as in-depth knowledge of environments influencing the field; composition, production, budgeting; presentation, mathematical and disciplinary methods of measuring and effecting attitudes, behavior and physical wellbeing of human community; and implementing professional design and strategies toward its advancement and welfare.
  • General Skills such as technical performance skills, effective management of interpersonal relations, professional strategies and tactics, and competence in instrumental, oral, graphic and written expression; awareness of the need for life-long self-education in a multi-dimensional and multi-functional mode as dictated by the spatial and temporal requirements of the global and dynamic process of change.
  • Professional Orientation for identification of factors, values and policies for successful, responsible and intellectually and professionally honest performance of roles, and for recognition of the personal responsibilities and potential contributions to society, and of ethical and moral issues which arise from social interaction and as providers of services to human community.