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Distribution of Courses

To obtain a degree, students are required to successfully complete 52 three-hour courses, which correspond to 156 teaching hours (each course corresponds to three hours of teaching per week throughout the semester). The minimum period of study for graduation is 8 semesters.

In accordance to current legislation ( 3374/2-8-2005), the program of study is structured on the basis of the principle of transferring and accumulating credits (ECTS). The number of credits represents the workload required to complete all necessary coursework, which is estimated at thirty (30) credits per semester. Overall, during their studies, students must accumulate at least 240 credits (ECTS).

Note: In the indicative program of the Department of History and Archaeology, the numbers of 30 credits per semester as well as the overall 240 credits are approximate.

 

Organization of credits

Teaching hours and credits correspond to three-hour semester courses distributed in the following sections:

1) Courses mandatory for both majors

a) Core courses:

11 courses x 3 teaching hours = 33 teaching hours plus 40 credits (9 courses from the department of Literature x 3.5 credits and 2 courses from the department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology × 4 credits and 2.4 credits respectively).

b) Core courses:

20 courses × 3 teaching hours = 60 teaching hours and × 5 credits = 100 credits

More specifically:

History courses:

10 courses × 3 teaching hours = 30 teaching hours and × 5 credits = 50 credits

Archaeology and History of Art courses:

10 courses × 3 teaching hours = 30 teaching hours και × 5 credits = 50 credits

 

2. Specialization courses:[1]

17 courses × 3 teaching hours = 51 teaching hours, grouped for:

 

History majors:

8 core courses 9 specialization elective courses

× 3 t. h. = 24 t.h × 3 t.h. = 27 t.h. and 50,5 - 54 cr.

and 40,5 credits (7 courses (see in detail below)

× 5 credits and 1 course × 5,5 credits)

 

Archaeology majors:

9 core courses 8 specialization elective courses

× 3 t.h. = 27 t.h. × 3 t.h. = 24 t.h. and 45 - 48 cr.

and 46 credits (8 courses (see in detail below)

× 5 credits and 1 course × 6 credits)

 

b) Free elective courses

4 courses × 3 teaching hours = 12 teaching hours

The number of credits that a student can attain from free elective courses offered from another department or school, outside of the Department of History and Archaeology, is 3 per course. IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, if students register in free elective courses from either major in the Department of History and Archaeology beyond those required for obtaining their degree, the number of credits these courses would bestow is determined by the Department of History and Archaeology, according to the following list.

Overall, the distribution of teaching hours and credits can be tabulated as follows:

For history majors:

Category

Kind

Number

Teaching Hours

Credits

Mandatory for both majors

Introductory

11

33

40

Core

20

60

100

Specialization

Specialization mandatory

8

24

40,5

Specialization electives

9

27

50,5 - 54

Free electives

4

12

Fluctuating number of credits, in accordance with the provision regarding credits for free elective courses

Total

52

156

231 - 234,5 credits plus the credits of four free elective courses

 

For Archaeology and History of Art majors:

Category

Kind

Number

Teaching Hours

Credits

Mandatory for both majors

Introductory

11

33

40

Core

20

60

100

Specialization

Specialization mandatory

9

27

46

Specialization electives

8

24

45 - 48

Free electives

4

12

Fluctuating number of credits, in accordance with the provision regarding credits for free elective courses

Total

52

156

231 – 234 credits plus the credits of four free elective courses

 

Courses on offer

Teaching hours and credits per course are as follows:

 

MANDATORY FOR BOTH MAJORS

a)

Introductory Courses

t.h.

c.

13 courses

33

46

Ancient Greek Literature I

3

3,5

Ancient Greek Literature II

3

3,5

Ancient Greek Literature III

3

3,5

Ancient Greek Literature IV or Linguistics

3

3,5

Latin Literature I

3

3,5

Latin Literature II

3

3,5

Byzantine Literature

3

3,5

Modern Greek Literature I

3

3,5

Modern Greek Literature II

3

3,5

Education I

3

4

Education II

3

4,5

Education III

3

3

Education IV

3

3

     

Total

39

46

 

b)

Core courses

t.h.

c.

20 courses

60

100

 

History courses

t.h.

c.

ΙΙ 03 Introduction to World History

3

5

ΙΙ 04 Introduction to Historical Studies

3

5

ΙΙ 10 Ancient History Α΄

3

5

ΙΙ 11 Ancient History Β΄

3

5

ΙΙ 12 History of Western Europe in the Middle Ages Α΄

3

5

ΙΙ 13 Byzantine History Α΄

3

5

ΙΙ 21 Byzantine History Β΄

3

5

ΙΙ 14 Modern European History Α΄

3

5

ΙΙ 17 History of Modern Greece Α΄

3

5

ΙΙ 18 Modern Greek History Α΄

3

5

Total

30

50

 

Archaeology Courses

t.h.

c.

ΙΑ 04 Introduction to Archaeology

3

5

ΙΑ 02 Prehistoric Archaeology Α΄

3

5

ΙΑ 10 Prehistoric Archaeology Β΄

3

5

ΙΑ 11 Classical Archaeology Α΄

3

5

ΙΑ 12 Classical Archaeology Β΄

3

5

ΙΑ 13 Byzantine Archaeology Α΄

3

5

ΙΑ 14 Byzantine Archaeology Β΄

3

5

ΙΑ 17 Introduction to the History of Art

3

5

ΙΑ 15 History of Art Α΄

3

5

ΙΑ 16 History of Art Β΄

3

5

Total

30

50

 

HISTORY OR ARCHAEOLOGY MAJOR COURSES

 

a) Specialization courses

History major

Mandatory

t.h.

c.

8 courses

24

40,5

ΙΙ 25 Ancient History C΄

3

5

ΙΙ 22 History of Western Europe in the Middle Ages Β'

3

5

ΙΙ 29 Problems of Historical Methodology

3

5,5

ΙΙ 30 History of Modern Greece Β΄

3

5

ΙΙ 31 Modern Greek History Β΄

3

5

ΙΙ 19 Modern European History Β΄

3

5

ΙΙ 24 History of the Ottoman Empire

3

5

ΙΙ 84 History of the Post-War World

3

5

Total

24

40,5

 

Electives

History majors are required to attend nine (9) specialization elective courses, including at least two seminars. Each elective seminar course is equivalent to 3 teaching hours per week and 6 credits, while each of the elective lecture-based courses is equivalent to 3 teaching hours per week and 5.5 credits. As a result, credits of all elective History courses can range between 50.5 (2 seminars and 7 lecture-based courses) and 54 (9 seminars).

 

Α) Elective Seminar Courses

t.h.

c.

SΙ 91 Ancient History

3

6

SΙ 41 History of Western Europe in the Middle Ages

3

6

SΙ 26 Byzantine History

3

6

SΙ 66 Byzantine History

3

6

SΙ 78 Byzantine History

3

6

SI 54 Byzantine History

3

6

SI 75 Byzantine History

3

6

SΙ 55 Modern European History

3

6

SΙ 119 Modern European History

3

6

SΙ 210 Modern European History

3

6

SΙ 57 Early Modern Greek History

3

6

SΙ 218 Early Modern Greek History

3

6

SΙ 219 Early Modern Greek History

3

6

SI 223 Early Modern Greek History

3

6

SΙ 214 History of the Ottoman Empire

3

6

SΙ 18 Modern Greek History

3

6

SI 06 Contemporary History

3

6

SI 146 Modern Greek History

3

6

SΙ 102 Archives and Archival Research

3

6

 

Β) Elective lecture-based courses

t.h.

c.

ΙΙ 89 Ancient Greek History

3

5,5

ΙΙ 91 Ancient History

3

5,5

ΙΙ 213 Byzantine History

3

5,5

II 125 Byzantine History

3

5,5

II 140 Modern European History

3

5,5

II 99 Early Modern Greek History

3

5,5

II 07 Early Modern Greek History

3

5,5

ΙΙ 112 History of the Balkans

3

5,5

ΙΙ 88 Modern Greek Political History

3

5,5

II 126 History of Education

3

5,5

II 06 Contemporary History

3

5,5

II 135 Modern Greek History

3

5,5

 

Archaeology and History of Art major

Mandatory

t.h.

c.

9 courses

27

46

ΙΑ 21 Topography-Architecture-Town Planning

3

5

ΙΑ 26 Prehistoric Archaeology C'

3

5

ΙΑ 42 Archaeology of Eastern Civilizations

3

5

ΙΑ 31 Classical Archaeology Γ΄

3

5

ΙΑ 108 Roman Archaeology

3

5

ΙΑ 43 Specialization in Archaeology

3

5

ΙΑ 44 Post-byzantine Archaeology

3

5

ΙΑ 29 History of Art C'

3

5

ΙΑ 103 Excavation and Study of Archaeological Materials-Museology

3

6

Total

27

46

 

Electives

Archaeology and History of Art majors are required to attend eight (8) specialization elective courses, including at least two seminars. Each elective seminar course is equivalent to 3 teaching hours per week and 6 credits, while each of the elective lecture-based courses is equivalent to 3 teaching hours per week and 5.5 credits. As a result, credits of all elective Archaeology and History of Art courses can range between 45 (2 seminars and 6 lecture-based courses) and 54 (9 seminars).

 

Α) Elective seminar courses

t.h.

c.

SΑ 10 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 22 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 70 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 111 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 152 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 13 Archaeology of Eastern Civilizations

3

6

SΑ 15 Archaeology of Eastern Civilizations

3

6

SΑ 61 Classical Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 88 Classical Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 160 Classical Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 161 Classical Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 182 Byzantine Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 80 History of Art

3

6

SΑ 135 Μuseology

3

6

 

Β) Elective lecture-based courses

t.h.

c.

IA 72 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

5,5

IA 74 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 150 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 202 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 203 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 208 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 64 Classical Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 144 Byzantine Arhcaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 146 Byzantine Arhcaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 131 History of Art

3

5,5

IA 190 Museum Pedagogy

3

5,5

II 89 Ancient History-Epigraphy

3

5,5

 

b) Free Elective Courses

4 courses (each course corresponds to 3 teaching hours, total = 12 teaching hours)

N.B.: The number of credits that a student can attain from free elective courses offered from another department or school, outside of the Department of History and Archaeology, is 3 per course. IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, if students register in free elective courses from either major in the Department of History and Archaeology beyond those required for obtaining their degree, the number of credits these courses would bestow is determined by the Department of History and Archaeology, according to the preceding list .

A student may select four free elective courses from:
1. courses of the History & Archaeology Department in either specialization,
2. courses from other departments of the School of Humanities and other University of Athens departments in accordance with availability. (A list will be posted to the Secretariat of the Department).

To enhance the educational training of students, it is recommended that they register in at least two Education courses (in addition to the two compulsory introductory courses), especially courses D302 'Curriculum, Teaching and Learning "and PD300" Educational Psychology ". These courses are offered by the Education section of the Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology to students of our department during the the fifth and sixth semesters of the indicative program of study.

If a student wishes to choose courses from category b) he/she is kindly requested to contact the departmental studies advisor of his major.

N.B. :
Any elective course must be taught at least three hours a week.

 

European Credit Transfer System units for Erasmus students

ECTS units for courses attended by Erasmus students from the Faculty of History and Archaeology at foreign universities are defined by the university offering the courses. Students should make sure that the courses they select will enable them to complete the minimum amount of the 240 ECTS units required.

ECTS units for courses offered by this university to foreign Erasmus students are as follows:

Ordinary taught course: 5 ECTS units
Ordinary taught course with applied training: 5.5 ECTS units (specialization in History), 6 ECTS units (specialization in Archaeology)
Ordinary specialization course (non-seminar): 5.5 ECTS units
Seminar: 6 ECTS units
Postgraduate course: 10 ECTS units

 


[1] Each student is required to choose by the end of their studies at least two seminars among the available elective specialization courses. The student's performance in the seminars will be determined on the basis of participation, an oral presentation and a written essay in which he/she will demonstrate his/her ability to engage with scholarly methodology, identify issues of research interest and display a critical attitude toward the subject matter of his/her research.

Students' participation in seminar courses is compulsory. Any student who fails to attend at least 3 seminar meetings would automatically fail the course.

Seminar essays should be between 5,500 and 7,000 words, including references.
Note that the maximum number of students admitted in each seminar is 23.

 

(Last update: 22/12/2017)

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