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Distribution of Courses

To obtain a degree, students are required to successfully complete 46 three-hour courses, which correspond to 138 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) Base courses:

11 courses x 3 teaching hours = 33 teaching hours               
plus 55 credits

(9 courses from the Faculty of Philology x 5 credits and 2 courses from the Faculty of Paedagogics × 5 credits respectively).

b) Core courses:

18 courses × 3 teaching hours = 54 teaching hours and × 5 credits = 90 credits

More specifically:

History courses:

9 courses × 3 teaching hours = 27 teaching hours and × 5 credits = 45 credits

Archaeology and History of Art courses:

9 courses × 3 teaching hours = 27 teaching hours and × 5 credits = 45 credits

Elective Core Course

1 Elective Core Course × 3 teaching hours = 3teaching hours and 3 credits

 

2) Specialization courses:[1] 

a) 

History majors:

8 core courses                                             6 specialization elective courses

× 3 t. h. = 24 t.h                                            × 3 t.h. = 18 t.h. and 38-42 cr.

and 49 credits (7 courses                              (see in detail below)

× 6 credits and 1 course × 7 credits)

 

Archaeology and history of Art majors:

8 core courses                                             6 specialization elective courses

× 3 t.h. = 24 t.h.                                            × 3 t.h. = 18 t.h. and 38-42 cr.

and 49 credits (7 courses                         (see in detail below)

× 6 credits and 1 course × 7 credits)

 

b) Free elective courses

2 courses × 3 teaching hours = 6 teaching hours and 6 credits

The number of credits that a student can attain from free elective courses offered from another department or school, outside of the Faculty 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 both majors:

 

Category

Kind

Number

Teaching Hours

Credits

Mandatory for both majors

Introductory

11

33

 55

Core

18

54

 90

 

Elective Core Course

1

3

 3

Specialization

Specialization mandatory

8

24

 49

Specialization electives

6

18

 38-42

Free electives

2

6

6 (at minimum)

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

Total

46

138

235-239 credits plus the 6 (min.) credits of two free elective courses = 241-245 credits

 

 

Courses on offer  

Teaching hours and credits per course are as follows:

 

MANDATORY FOR BOTH MAJORS

 

a)

Introductory Courses 

t.h. 

credits

(11 courses)

 

 

FA03 Ancient Greek Literature I

3

5

FA04 Ancient Greek Literature II

3

5

FA27 Ancient Greek Literature III

3

5

FA07Ancient Greek Literature IV

or FG07 Linguistics

3

5

FL03 Latin Literature I

3

5

FL04 Latin Literature II

3

5

FB27 Byzantine Literature

3

5

FN03 Modern Greek Literature I

3

5

FN83 Modern Greek Literature II

3

5

TEK301 Education I

3

5

TEK303 Education II

3

5

 

 

 

Total

33

55

 

 

 

 

b)

Core courses

credits

18 courses

90

 

History courses

t.h. 

credits

ΙΙ 04 Introduction to Historical Studies

3

5

ΙΙ 10 Ancient History I

3

5

ΙΙ 11 Ancient History II

3

5

ΙΙ 13 Byzantine History I

3

5

ΙΙ 21 Byzantine History II

3

5

ΙΙ 12 History of Western Europe in the Middle Ages I

3

5

ΙΙ 14 Modern European History I

3

5

ΙΙ 17 Early Modern Greek History I

3

5

ΙΙ 18 Modern Greek History I

3

5

Total

27

45

 

 

 

 

Archaeology Courses 

t.h. 

credits

ΙΑ 04 Introduction to Archaeology

3

5

ΙΑ 02 Prehistoric Archaeology I

3

5

ΙΑ 10 Prehistoric Archaeology II

3

5

ΙΑ 11 Classical Archaeology I

3

5

ΙΑ 12 Classical Archaeology II

3

5

ΙΑ 13 Byzantine Archaeology I

3

5

ΙΑ 14 Byzantine Archaeology II

3

5

ΙΑ 15 History of Art I

3

5

ΙΑ 16 History of Art II

3

5

Total

27

45

 

 

 

HISTORY OR ARCHAEOLOGY MAJOR COURSES

a) Specialization courses  

History major

Mandatory  

t.h. 

credits 

8 courses

 

 

II03 Introduction to World History

3

6

ΙΙ 29 Problems of Historical Methodology

3

7

ΙΙ 25 Ancient History III

3

6

ΙΙ 30 Early Modern Greek History II

3

6

ΙΙ 31 Modern Greek History II

3

6

ΙΙ 19 Modern European History II

3

6

ΙΙ 24 History of the Ottoman Empire

3

6

ΙΙ 84 History of the Post-War World

3

6

Total

24

49

 

 

 

 

Electives

History majors are required to attend six (6) specialization elective courses, including at least two seminars. Each elective seminar course is equivalent to 3 teaching hours per week and 7 credits, while each of the elective lecture-based courses is equivalent to 3 teaching hours per week and 6 credits. As a result, credits of all elective History courses can range between 38 (2 seminars and 4 lecture-based courses) and 42 (6 seminars).

Α) Elective Seminar Courses 

t.h. 

Credits

SΙ 71 Ancient History (Roman Period)

3

7

SΙ 160 Byzantine History

3

7

SΙ 161 Byzantine History

3

7

SΙ 41 History of Western Europe in the Middle Ages

3

7

SΙ 55 Modern European History

3

7

SΙ 02 Modern European History

3

7

SΙ 113 Modern European History

3

7

SΙ 57 Early Modern Greek History I

3

7

SΙ  218 Early Modern Greek History

3

7

SΙ 219 Early Modern Greek History

3

 

SI 151 Early Modern Greek History

3

7

SΙ 18 Modern Greek History

3

7

SΙ 135 Modern Greek History

3

7

SΙ 19  Modern Greek History

3

7

SI 06 Contemporary History

3

7


 

Β) Elective lecture-based courses

t.h. 

Credits

ΙΙ 89 Ancient Greek History

3

6

ΙΙ 129 Byzantine History

3

6

ΙΙ 213 Byzantine History

3

6

II 128 Byzantine History

3

6

II 125 Byzantine History

3

6

ΙΙ 22 History of Western Europe in the Middle Ages II

3

6

II 140 Modern European History

3

6

II 142 Modern European History

3

6

II 64 Modern European History II

3

6

II 99 Early Modern Greek History

3

6

II 07 Early Modern Greek History

3

6

II 100 Early Modern Greek History

3

6

ΙΙ 88 Modern Greek Political History

3

6

II 135 Modern Greek History

3

6

61 PrAsk (Practical Training of the students)

 

6

Archaeology and History of Art major

Mandatory 

t.h. 

c.

8 courses

   

ΙΑ 21 Topography-Architecture-Town Planning

3

6

ΙΑ 26 Prehistoric Archaeology III

3

6

ΙΑ 42 Archaeology of Eastern Civilizations

3

6

ΙΑ 31 Classical Archaeology III

3

6

ΙΑ 108 Roman Archaeology

3

6

ΙΑ 44 Post-byzantine Archaeology

3

6

ΙΑ 29 History of Art III

3

6

ΙΑ 103 Excavation and Study of Archaeological Materials-Museology

3

7

Total

24

 49

Electives

Archaeology and History of Art majors are required to attend six (6) specialization elective courses, including at least two seminars. Each elective seminar course is equivalent to 3 teaching hours per week and 7 credits, while each of the elective lecture-based courses is equivalent to 3 teaching hours per week and 6 credits. As a result, credits of all Archaeology and History of Art elective courses can range between 38 (2 seminars and 4 lecture-based courses) and 42 (6 seminars).

Α) Elective seminar courses 

t.h. 

c.

SΑ 116 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

7

SΑ 22 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

7

SΑ 70 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

7

SΑ 111 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

7

SΑ 15 Archaeology of Eastern Civilizations

3

7

SΑ 61 Classical Archaeology

3

7

SΑ 84 Classical Archaeology

3

7

SΑ 88 Classical Archaeology 

3

7

SΑ 160 Classical Archaeology

3

7

SΑ 131 Byzantine Archaeology

3

7

SΑ 132 Byzantine Archaeology

3

7

SΑ 80 History of Art

3

7

SΑ 135 Μuseology

3

7

 

Β) Elective lecture-based courses

t.h. 

Credits

IA 72  Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

IA 74  Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

ΙΑ 150 Archaeology and Archaeometry

3

6

ΙΑ 203 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

ΙΑ 208 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

ΙΑ 146 Byzantine Arhcaeology

3

6

ΙΑ 43 (I-III) Specialist Courses in Archaeology and Art History

3

6

ΙΑ 131 History of Art

3

6

IA 17  Introduction to Art History

3

6

IA 106 Museology

3

6

IA 190 Museum Pedagogy

3

6

61 PrAsk (Practical Training of the students)

 

6

b) Free Elective Courses  

2 courses (each course corresponds to 3 teaching hours, total = 6 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 two (2) free elective courses from:
a) courses of the History & Archaeology Department in either specialization,
b) 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).  

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

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

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 ΤΕΚ126n“Curriculum, Teaching and Learning "and ΤΕΚ300 "Educational Psychology". These courses are offered by the Department of Paedagogics to students of our department during the fifth and sixth semesters of the indicative program of study. 

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: 6 ECTS units
Ordinary taught course with applied training: 6 ECTS units
Ordinary specialization course (non-seminar): 6 ECTS units
Seminar: 7 ECTS units
Postgraduate course: 15 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.