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Organisation of the program of study

The Faculty of History & Archaeology offers two study orientations, linked to two specializations:

  • Specialization in History
  • Specialization in Archaeology and History of Art.

Upon completion of his/her fourth term each student registers his/her selection of study orientation at the Faculty secretary.

Independently of specialization, the programme includes compulsory subjects for both orientations, aiming at providing an encyclopaedic knowledge and facilitating the employment of the Faculty’s graduates in the field of secondary education. With his/her specialization, each student engages in an in-depth approach, according to the requirements of the current state of research, in various eras or aspects and acquires specialized knowledge, stimulation and familiarization with the interpretive tools and methods of the historical and archaeological disciplines.

The minimum duration of studies cannot be shorter than eight terms, during which students are free to develop their own programme of studies. Subjects are divided into base, core, specialization as well as (free) optional subjects. 

Basic subjects consist of courses in Literature, Philosophy and Education Studies. These courses are compulsory for our students, so as to enable them to acquire the knowledge that will allow them to approach, in the broadest manner, the specialization of their choice and to meet the requirements of a prospective career in secondary education. 

Core subjects include courses in History, Archaeology and History of Art and are compulsory for students of both orientations. With these courses our students acquire a common corpus of knowledge, which will serve as a basis for the subsequent, more in-depth study in the specialized branches of their discipline, provided by the Specialization subjects. This latter category includes both compulsory and optional subjects. 

From the available Optional Specialization subjects students are obliged to choose at least two seminars before completing their studies, in which their performance is evaluated on the basis of a seminar essay, proving their skills in the use of interpretive tools, in the choice of a significant subject of research and in their critical approach towards their subject of choice.

Students may also choose from among Free Options, which consist of three categories (see below). One of these are subjects, compulsory or optional, may be offered by the other study orientation (History or Archaeology).

Courses from the Faculty’s programme are offered to other Faculties in the School of Philosophy, either as compulsory or as optional (joint teaching) courses. 

Several courses are now supported by a webpage and offer training in the use of bibliographic databases and other search tools. The Faculty also has a digital teaching lab, housed within the archaeological museum, on the second floor of the building and exclusively used for courses requiring the use of computers by teachers and students.

 

Practical training of students (EPEDBM-ESPA 2007-2013)

This programme aims at acquainting a large number of our students with the    physical locations of their future professional work and to create an interaction between academic education and relevant services. Participation in the programme is voluntary and is carried out in the ephorates of the Archaeological Service, in historical archives, museums, libraries, research centres and in the ministries of culture and education. Participants are engaged for a term of one, two, three or four months.  The programme is funded by the programme EPEDBM-ESPA 2007-2013 of the ministry of education. It is estimated that some 230 of our students will receive training during academic year 2011-2012. The academic responsibility for the Programme of Practical Training lies with professor G. Kokkorou-Alevra.

Students interested in the programme may address themselves for additional information to Ms. M. Charissi in the office of the Department of History.

 

Practical training of students (voluntary)

The Department of History runs a programme of voluntary work for students of the Faculty of History and Archaeology in archives and research centres. Students interested in this programme may address themselves to associate professors M. Efthymiou and A. Kolia-Dermitzaki, who are in charge of the programme. The Department of Archaeology and History of Art also offers additional courses and free tutorials.

 

Libraries

The two departmental libraries (History and Archaeology and History of Art) comprise around 70,000 volumes of specialized books and periodicals. The majority of these items have been catalogued digitally. Search may be conducted at the following address: www.lib.uoa.gr / (click on: οpac).

 

Webpage

For more information, visit the Faculty website at www.arch.uoa.gr and the university e-learning platform at eclass.uoa.gr

 

(Last update: 22/7/2011)