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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.

11 courses

33

40

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

Total

33

40

 

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 47 Ancient History

3

6

SΙ  221 Ancient History

3

6

SΙ 133  Ancient History

3

6

SΙ  41 History of Western Europe in the Middle Ages

3

6

SΙ  51 History of Western Europe in the Middle Ages

3

6

SΙ  31 Byzantine History Ι

3

6

SΙ  66 Byzantine History ΙΙΙ

3

6

SΙ  78 Byzantine History

3

6

SI  88  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 History of Modern Greece I

3

6

SΙ  218 History of Modern Greece

3

6

SΙ 122 History of Modern Greece

3

6

SΙ 130 History of Modern Greece

3

6

SΙ  223 History of Modern Greece

3

6

SI 04 Modern and Contemporary History

3

6

SI 214 History of the Ottoman Empire

3

6

SΙ 215 Modern and Contemporary History

3

6

SΙ 216 Modern and Contemporary History

3

6

SΙ 102 Archives and Archival Research

3

6

 

Β) Elective lecture-based courses

t.h. 

c. 

ΙΙ 91 Introduction to Ancient Greek Numismatics

3

5,5

ΙΙ 108  Ancient History

3

5,5

ΙΙ 93 Byzantine History

3

5,5

II 124 Byzantine History

3

5,5

ΙΙ 215 Byzantine History

3

5,5

ΙΙ 217  Byzantine History

3

5,5

II 117 Medieval European History

3

5,5

II 06 Modern Greek History

3

5,5

II 07 Early Modern Greek History

3

5,5

II 99 Early Modern Greek History

3

5,5

ΙΙ 120 Introduction to Islamic History

3

5,5

ΙΙ 88 Modern Greek Political History

3

5,5

ΙΙ 112 History of the Balkans

3

5,5

ΙΙ 85 History of the Post-War World II

3

5,5

II 37 Modern Greek History

3

5,5

II 33 Modern Greek History

3

5,5

II 35 Modern Greek History

3

5,5

II 39 Contemporary 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 101 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 24 Classical Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 33 Classical Archaeology 

3

6

SΑ 60 Classical Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 62 Classical Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 209 Classical Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 300 Classical Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 45 Byzantine Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 50 Byzantine Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 90 Byzantine Archaeology

3

6

SΑ 118 History of Art

3

6

SΑ 25 Archaeology of Eastern Civilizations

3

6

SΑ 77 Enviromental Archaeology

3

6

SΑ110 Geoarchaeology

3

6

 

Β) Elective lecture-based courses

t.h. 

c.

IA 74 Prehistoric Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 200 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 115 Classical Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 201  Classical Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 207 Classical Archaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ 141 Byzantine Arhcaeology

3

5,5

ΙΑ   97 History of Art

3

5,5

ΙΑ 122 History of Art

3

5,5

ΙΑ 204 History of Art

3

5,5

ΙΑ 205 History of Art

3

5,5

ΙΑ 210 Archaeology of Eastern Civilizations

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: 31/7/2013)