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Studies in Greek Civilization – Thematic Units

HOU > Undergraduate Programmes > Studies in Greek Civilization (ELP) > Studies in Greek Civilization – Thematic Units

ELP10: INTRODUCTION TO GREEK CIVILIZATION

Module code: ELP10

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • grasp the main points of the theoretical reflection on the fundamental concepts of civilization, culture, mass culture and high art
  • know the concept of archaeological culture and its basic components, as well as the concept of tradition and cultural heritage
  • know the major achievements and the key role of archaeological research in the reconstruction and management of the past in Greece from the 18th to the 20th century
  • describe the historical development of the Greek language in its five key periods: Mycenaean, Ancient Greek, Hellenistic Koine, Byzantine and Modern Greek
  • understand fundamental aspects of the ancient Greek and Byzantine civilisation from the perspectives of history, literature and archaeology, such as: values of public and private life, political organization and political theory, philosophy, science, art and architecture, theatre, religion, law
  • draw data from literary works and art monuments of the ancient Greek and Byzantine civilization and to combine them with their theoretical knowledge
  • apply the above knowledge to diachronic questions concerning the relationship between ancient Greek and Byzantine civilisation
  • compare data between different cultural eras and make well- grounded hypotheses about potential developments in the past or the present
  • prepare academic essays applying their critical thinking and utilizing a variety of literature
  • proceed to the deepening of the acquired knowledge in the subsequent modules of the Program “Greek Civilization”.

Subjects covered:

  • The concepts of culture and civilization: Aspects of Greek civilization
  • Milestones in Greek civilization

 

ELP11: GREEK HISTORY

Module code: ELP11

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of module ELP11, which is a foundational module of the ELP course, students will have gained knowledge on the following topics of Ancient, Byzantine and Modern Greek History:

A.

  • Social and political organization and forms of communication in the Greek area during prehistoric times.
  • Transition from palatial societies to the “city-state”
  • The institution of the “city-state ‘(origin and development)
  • Kingdom of Macedonia, Macedonians’ hegemony, Alexander’s conquests
  • Hellenistic kingdoms, political – economic – social structures of the Hellenistic world.
  • The Greek world under Roman rule.

B.

  • Aspects of the history of institutions of the Byzantine Empire (origin, evolution, organization and function).
  • Relations between Byzantium and the Muslim and Slavic peoples.
  • History of Greek areas of the empire during the Latin and Ottoman domination.

C.

  • Terms and conditions (political, ideological, social) of the formation and development of New Hellenism in the broader context of Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century and early 19th century.
  • The Modern Greek Enlightenment and the ideological preparation of the Revolution.
  • Organization and conduct of the Greek Revolution of 1821
  • Constitution of the modern Greek State (institutions, political and social structures, economy).
  • National ideology and national historiography.
  • Overview of the political history of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • They will also have acquired the following skills and abilities:
  • To study further in depth all the issues that have been taught and other aspects of Greek history with reference to the relevant bibliography.
  • To pose questions and analyze them by leveraging sources and information
  • To produce work of academic standards.
  • To be familiar with and understand key historical terms and concepts as well as some basic methodological issues of historical research.

Subjects covered:

  • The Ancient Greek World
  • Byzantium and Hellenism
  • Modern and Contemporary Greek History

 

ELP12: ARTS I: GREEK VISUAL ARTS, REVIEW OF GREEK ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING – URBAN DESIGN

Module code: ELP12

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of ELP12, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the dominant role of art in the formation of Greek culture and civilization, more precisely the function, character, form, influence, symbolic role and “multidimensional content of Greek art, architecture and urban planning/design per category, period (prehistoric, classical, Byzantine, post-Byzantine/learned and popular, modern and contemporary from the 19th century until the present), and currents of thought.
  • Understand in synthetic manner the central points of aesthetic outlooks, ancient, Byzantine and contemporary, Greek but also Western and Eastern, through the contribution of aesthetic theory and philosophy of art.
  • Perceive critical approaches and dimensions of the relation between art, space, the urban and regional landscape and society as much from the standpoint of the historical background pertaining at each time as from the standpoint of the present through the contribution of the appropriate theory.
  • Recognize the gaze as the beginning (artist), the fulfillment (through the social body) and as narrative representation of the creative praxis.
  • Be aware of basic elements of the visual arts from all periods of the Greek art, thematic axes, techniques and materials, ancient and modern, including technologies of the present time.
  • Be aware of the local and international contribution of modern Greek creators and theoreticians of art, architecture and urban design-planning with reference to artistic trends and styles and their social and theoretical contribution.
  • Locate continuities and mutual influences among the arts in various depths of the Greek temporal stratification and on various spatial scales, from the scale of the isolated artwork to the architectural and the urban design-planning, considered as artistic and temporal convergences in the Greek space and, after Byzantium, as such convergences among Greece, the wider Mediterranean space and the West.
  • Compare art, architectural and urban planning-design works of different periods in regard to their form, content and function.
  • Understand the social, aesthetic and developmental components of the protection of artworks and monuments, of monumental complexes and monumental networks. Also, the influence of the above and of the management of visual memory towards the production of new artistic, architectural and urban planning-design works.
  • Prepare academic essays applying their critical faculties, make competent use of the right terminology, pursue originality and employ varied bibliographical resources as well as visual materials of various kinds (images, videos, digital materials, etc.) in a critical manner.
  • Apply acquired foundational and critical skills and abilities as well as their aesthetic education in subsequent modules of the Study Program in synthetic manner.

Subjects covered:

  • Principles, values and ideal of the Greek art, categories, periods, essential elements of the figurative work, themes, techniques and materials, function and character per period.
  • Aesthetic outlooks, “ekphraseis”* from antiquity to the present time.
  • The postwar profile of Greek art, the international presence of Greek artists. Periods of Greek urban planning/urban design and architecture (prehistoric, classical, Byzantine and popular architecture, modern and contemporary architecture 19th-20th century).

*An ekphrasis (ekphraseis in pl.) is the aesthetic experience of qualified spectators acquired by means of a trajectory through space, enclosed or open.

 

ELP20: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE IN GREECE I: FROM ANTIQUITY TO POST-BYZANTINE TIMES

Module code: ELP20

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 2nd

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of module ELP20 students will be able to understand:

I

  • The characteristics of the ancient Greek city-state and the status of the (free) citizen who participated in its authorities and government.
  • The social and political organization of Athens and Sparta and the institutions associated with the marriage, the oikos, and the family of the citizen.
  • The ritual character, the polytheistic system and the central role of ancient Greek religion within the ancient Greek city.

II

  • The institution and role of the Byzantine emperor and his court, the organization of the state mechanism, and the manner of administration of the Byzantine Empire.
  • The nature and features of the Byzantine society and economy, and the urban development of Byzantine cities in the early, middle and late Byzantine period.
  • The religiosity of the Byzantine people, the phenomena and manifestations of religious life, the history of the Church and the clergy.

III

The manner in which the Ottoman state was handling its Greek subjects and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the living conditions of the enslaved Greeks during the Ottoman domination will have acquired the skills and abilities:

  • to distinguish primary from secondary historical sources.
  • to understand translated passages from ancient Greek and Byzantine sources, in which they can trace and analyze institutions, practices, traditions, concepts and theories, based on the knowledge they have acquired.
  • To compose a written paper with scholarly claims, drawing information from various sources, and to present certain conclusions.

Subjects covered:

  • The concept of the “free citizen”
  • Ancient public life
  • Ancient private life
  • Public and private life in the Byzantine Empire
  • Religious life in Byzantium
  • Everyday life in Post-Byzantine Times

 

ELP21: LITERATURE I: ANCIENT GREEK AND BYZANTINE LITERATURE

Module code: ELP21

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 2nd

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of module ELP21, students:

  • Will know the historic trajectory, the key representatives, the main works and the cultural impact of the written evidence of the ancient Greek and Byzantine culture
  • Will comprehend the basic particularities that define and distinguish the time periods, the authors, thei works and reception
  • Will apply the appropriate methodology for the study of written texts of each period, the key representatives and the pieces of work they composed, will examine their impact on the following historical periods and will utilize their interpretation
  • Will be able to analyze both in written essays and/or oral accounts the essential components of a literary, historical, philosophical, rhetorical or scientific text of the ancient Greek and Byzantine periods, will combine the findings of their analysis and will incorporate these findings within the social and cultural context of each period
  • Will be able to compose orally and in writing data resulting from the analysis of different texts, explain their existence based on the context and the particularities of their time and be able to distinguish and classify the general cultural streams within which these works have been created and of which they represent exemplary theoretical and experiential tools of thought.
  • Will be able to evaluate the pros and cons of written texts with sufficient knowledge and judgment, to infer their value and importance for culture, and to identify their aesthetic, underlying thoughtfulness and function in the contemporary cultural moment.

Subjects covered:

  • Ancient Literature
  • Medieval Literature

 

ELP30: LETTERS II: MODERN GREEK LITERATURE (19THAND 20TH C.)

Module code: ELP30

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 2nd

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of module ELP30, students:

  • Will have acquired a basic knowledge about authors, literary works and the general pattern of the history of modern Greek literature (19th-20th centuries).
  • Will have acquired an understanding of the features of fundamental aesthetic trends (romanticism, symbolism, naturalism, etc.) and movements (e.g. Surrealism) in 19th- and 20th-century art.
  • Will have acquired a basic understanding of the main literary schools and tendencies of modern Greek literature in the 19th and 20th centuries (e.g. Ionian school, generation of the 1880s, generation of the 1930s, etc.).
  • Will have acquired an understanding of the basic narrative modes and morphological characteristics operating in literary texts.
  • Will have developed an intellectual mode of thinking, on the basis of the above learning outcomes, on issues of literary history and literary theory.
  • Also, students will have acquired the required skills and abilities,
  • For comprehension and critical reading of literary texts (poetry and prose) of modern Greek literature (19th-20th centuries).
  • For comprehension and critical reading of literary criticism and scholarly writing.
  • To place a literary work in its historical and cultural context.
  • To compose an essay in a systematic manner and to present their findings from the analysis of literary texts and careful study of relevant academic material in a competent and meaningful way.

Subjects covered:

  • Greek Romanticism: Poetry of the Ionian and the Athenian School
  • Memoirs
  • The 1880s generation
  • Cavafy – Sikelianos – Kazantzakis – Karyotakis
  • The 1930s generation
  • Postwar and contemporary literature

 

ELP22: GREEK PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE: FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Module code: ELP22

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 3rd

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: After having successfully completed module ELP22:

A. Students should be able to understand:

  • The historical evolution of the philosophical and scientific activity developed in the wider Greek geographical area from the period of the Pre-Socratic philosophers until the 20th century.
  • The similarities and the differences of the main arguments of Greek philosophical and scientific theories in their process of evolution through the development of the respective movements, schools, and traditions.
  • The content of Ancient Greek philosophical and scientific thought and its contribution to the development of Western civilization.
  • The components that render Byzantium a historically interesting period from a philosophical and a scientific perspective.
  • The grounds which render Neohellenic Enlightenment a period of productive philosophical and scientific activity that made a substantial contribution to the formation of Greek national identity.
  • The particulars of continuity and discontinuity of the intellectual production during the main periods of Greek history.

B. Students should acquire the following capacities and skills:

  • To acquaint themselves with the use of the main methodological research tools in the fields of the history of philosophy, the history of science, and the history of ideas.
  • To compose written work meeting the academic standards, drawing upon sources and secondary literature and concluding with well-substantiated claims.
  • To utilize the findings of contemporary research in the field of Greek philosophy and science in order to facilitate their further engagement with particular subject areas within this module.

Subjects covered:

  • Principles of Greek Philosophy. Differences from other ancient civilizations, such as those of India and China. Questions and evolution of ideas.
  • The Presocratic Philosophers, Plato and Aristotle.
  • Hellenistic philosophy: Epicurus and the Stoics.
  • Philosophy and Theology. The Fathers of the Church.
  • Neoplatonism and Aristotelism during the Byzantine Era.
  • Science in Antiquity: Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, Medicine, Geography, Art of War.
  • Continuity of Thought during the Byzantine Period. Byzantine concept of the Law.
  • The Greek diaspora-modern Greek enlightenment.
  • Modern Philosophy.

 

ELP31: ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE

Module code: ELP31

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 3rd

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Successful completion of this course will equip students with the ability to:

  • Place ancient Greek drama within the broader context of ancient Greek culture.
  • Describe the structure of the ancient theatre building and its development, as well as further developments regarding theatrical masks, costumes and scenography.
  • Be familiar with both the history of ancient drama and its genres (tragedy, comedy and satyr drama) and its modern theatre reception.
  • Study comparatively the genres of ancient drama and to point out their similarities and differences.
  • Analyze and critically compare the key concepts, ideas and techniques in the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander.
  • Be well-grounded and critical readers and spectators of ancient Greek plays.
  • Successfully apply for and participate in MA studies in Greek theatre.

 Subjects covered:

  • Introduction to Ancient Greek Theatre
  • Ancient and modern theoretical approaches
  • The origins of Ancient Greek Tragedy
  • Aeschylus – Sophocles – Euripides – Minor Tragedians
  • The Old Comedy and Aristophanes
  • Middle and New Comedy. Menander. Phlyax plays
  • Satyr play. Mime
  • Ancient Drama since the Hellenistic period. Ancient Greek Theatre and the Romans. The textual tradition. Commentaries
  • Modern Greek translations of ancient Greek tragedies and comedies
  • Directors’ approaches to Ancient Greek Drama in Modern Greece.

 

EPO20: THE HISTORY OF ARTS IN EUROPE

Module code: EPO20

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional

Year: 3rd / 4th

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the module students will be expected to be able to:

  • Name artistic features, important artists, architectural elements, key examples of works of visual arts and of music, artistic innovations, historical factors, artistic programs, categories of artistic subjects, principal characteristics of music genres
  • Display similarities/ differences between works of visual arts, orientations in architecture in relation to technology and aesthetics
  • Distinguish artistic styles, differences between artistic styles, iconographical components, particular architectonic characteristics, particular musical characteristics, features of style, contribution of musical genres to the evolution of music, innovation in music
  • Understand distinctive artistic expressions, musical terms, methods of music, transition in music genres, evolution in visual arts and music, use and potentiality of new materials in art
  • Describe works of visual arts and of music, artistic occurrences, innovations in style, artistic technics, architectural construction problems, use of musical instruments, musical forms, use of musical forms
  • Analyze the relation between history and art, the meaning of artistic production, artistic features, artistic terms, artistic movements, musical forms, iconographical subjects
  • Examine changes in art, differences between styles, evolution of musical genres, transition in music history, artistic objectives, artistic technics, the function of works of visual arts, musical achievements, particular issues of form, artistic categories and trends
  • Correlate/ Juxtapose works of visual arts and of music, theories of art, artistic styles
  • Specify personal artistic components

Subjects covered:

  • Fine Arts from the Middle Ages to the Late Renaissance
  • Fine Arts from the late Renaissance (Mannerism 1530) to the end of the 20th century
  • Music in Europe

 

EPO21: HISTORY OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE

Module code: EPO21

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional

Year: 3rd / 4th

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: On completion of his/her studies, the student will be in a position to:

  • Know the main periods and discern the cultural trends/ artistic movements that constitute the milestones in the European history of literature from the 12th to the 20th century.
  • Know the leading authors and works forming the “canon” of European literature from the 12th to the 20th century and the main literary genres that emerged in various periods in the history of European literary history from the 12th to the 20th century, their expression and transformation in time.
  • Analyze literary texts on the basis of genre, thematic material, style and ideological ramifications.
  • Compare and contrast literary texts of the same or different traditions and trends on the basis of their thematic material, their genre and stylistic features, as well as the ideas they deal with.
  • Compose papers where it will be possible to combine successive literary elements, pertaining to specific literary genres or works, with their morphological and ideological analysis.

Subjects covered:

  • Introduction to the history of literature
  • History of European Literature from the 6th to the 20th century CE

 

EPO22: PHILOSOPHY IN EUROPE

Module code: EPO22

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional

Year: 3rd / 4th

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: On the successful completion of EPO 22 students are expected to develop various skills, such as:

  • The ability to recognize, understand and critically assess key-concepts and significant philosophical theories and to comprehend their socio-historical context.
  • The ability to critically assess, analyze and discuss various and even conflicting- philosophical arguments, approaches and traditions.
  • The development of independent critical thinking and analytical skills, which are crucial factors in forging integrated personalities and, consequently, responsible citizens.
  • The ability to study and interpret original philosophical texts as well as to critically assess secondary literature on philosophical issues.
  • The ability to form and successfully employ logically sound and convincing arguments.
  • The ability to write academic essays in the field of philosophy.
  • The ability to link various aspects of philosophical thinking and related debates with current social and political issues.

Subjects covered:

  • Philosophy from the 6th to the 16th century
  • The Enlightenment (17th – 18th century)
  • Modern and Contemporary Philosophical trends (19th – 20th century)

 

ELP40: ARTS II: OVERVIEW OF GREEK MUSIC AND DANCE

Module code: ELP40

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional

Year: 4th

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the module, students:

A. will be able to understand:

  • The role and importance of music as an educational and cultural good during the ancient period.
  • The distinction between the Pythagorean and Aristoxenic vision of music and its effects on subsequent Greek philosophers.
  • The correlation between music and the official functions as well as the everyday life of ancient Greeks on the basis of songs and instrumental music, be it related to worship or not.
  • The distinction between the Byzantine music and the music of the Byzantine Empire and their interactions.
  • The different genres of folk song and the special features of the Kleftiko song, urban-folk song and rembetiko song as well as their ideological components.
  • The special features of heterolingual and minority groups and their interactions with the native musical tradition.
  • The perceptions of the music of the Eptanisian and the (Greek) ‘National Music School’.
  • The work of the Pioneers and the Greek “Avant-garde”
  • The commercialization of the song and music as a result of technological evolution, from the appearance of discography to date.
  • The different position of dance with reference to the classical and Byzantine period.
  • The variety and diversity of the Greek music-dance tradition, with reference to individual geographical regions of Greece.
  • The perception of dance as a symbol of identity, as a ritual and a spectacle.
  • The specific characteristics of the western dance as an art form and its individual genres.
  • The characteristics and social dimensions of European, Latin American, modern and “popular” dances.

B. will have acquired the skills and abilities to:

  • understand complex concepts such as identity, tradition, folk culture, and make adequate use the relevant terminology
  • critically assess the relevant literature and to be able to select suitable references in support of their positions and arguments.
  • adequately employ their writing skills and to produce essays on issues related to the content of the module.

Subjects covered:

  • Mathematical theory of ancient music (Byzantine theory, dialectical correlations with the East, Greek and Western music in the modern world, modern trends)
  • Musical praxis by period (rhythms, instruments, kinds, ethos and style. Sources, place of music in public and private life. Creator, performer and audience. Tradition and perspectives)
  • Theoretical approach to the rhythmology of Greek dance

 

ELP41: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE IN GREECE II: MODERN TIMES

Module code: ELP41

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional

Year: 4th

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learning and comprehension of the subject of study and development of skills relating to it.
  • The objectives of Module ELP41, entitled Public and Private Life in Greece II, are the establishment and development of the discipline of folklore in Greece, the study of aspects of traditional culture and the organization of society in Greece from the Late Ottoman period (18th century) to the present. Upon successful completion of the module, students will be in the position to:
  • Possess a general knowledge of the historical and cultural concepts and circumstances (historical, philosophical, political, social and cultural) within which folklore was established and developed in Greece.
  • Have a general overall knowledge of the subject of Greek folklore.
  • Recognize and interpret the elements of traditional culture.
  • Participate actively and institutionally in the development, promotion and management of issues relating to traditional Greek culture.

In particular, as regards the field of study no. 2 above, upon successful completion of the module, students will have sufficient knowledge and be able to interpret in a critical spirit the following issues and effects relating to traditional Greek culture:

  • They will be aware of the subject, methods and historical formation and development of the discipline of folklore in Greece and Europe.
  • They will recognize the different forms of kinship organization and establishment of the Greek family, and interpret the symbols and rituals associated with it.
  • They will understand and interpret the pre-industrial processes and customary practices of primary production activities, namely of agriculture and animal husbandry.
  • They will describe and explain beliefs and practices associated with the three main stations of human life (birth, marriage, death) as rites of passage.
  • They will be aware of the economic, historical, social and cultural factors that determined the diet of the Greek rural population and will be able to interpret their dietary habits, both in daily life and on festive occasions and rites of passage (birth, marriage, death).
  • They will familiarize themselves with a historical approach to the study of institutions such as monasteries; will be aware of their contribution to the constitution of society and to the maintenance and promotion of Hellenism; and will understand their function as guardians of education, culture and the arts.
  • They will be acquainted with and be able to interpret the historical development of forms of social organization found in Greece (such as communities and guilds) and will understand their transformations caused by the urbanization of population.
  • They will know and will be able to explain the reasons (e.g. social, environmental, etc.) for the configuration and development of various manufacturing (such as pottery-making, building, flour production, etc.) and artistic activities (such as painting, sculpture, etc.) and describe the major traditional architectural types of houses in Greece, the types of ceramics and pottery, the techniques and designs of sculptures and paintings.
  • They will understand the concept of oral literature, its types and theories explaining their formation and classification; will be able to distinguish a tale, a tradition, a proverb, a riddle, and will explain how these forms of oral speech are connected to the life and to the culture of the community that produces and reproduces them.
  • They will be aware of how Greek folk songs were created, transformed and disseminated, and of their link with various aspects of the history and ways of life of the community which created and reproduced them; will be able to distinguish a folk song, to classify it and to evaluate it as a collective cultural expression of the community made up of text, music and frequently dance.

 Subjects covered:

  • Modern folk life: Agricultural and pastoral life. Settlements and towns. Communities. Political and social work of the clergy. Armed forces. Festivals, pilgrimages, pagan days and feasts. Popular therapeutics.
  • Traditional folk art and guilds: Architecture, sculpture, painting, engraving. Domestic crafts. Economic and spiritual activity of Monasteries. Mount Athos.
  • Moral existence and the cohesive role of community: Popular philology. Traditional folk song and its importance.

 

ELP42: ARCHAEOLOGY IN GREECE

Module code: ELP42

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional

Year: 4th

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of module ELP 42, students will be able to:

  • be aware of the historiographical development of the science of Archaeology in general and particularly in Greece, as well as the definition, basic principles, and subject-matter of the scientific field of archaeology.
  • recognize the direct as well as the indirect contribution of the science of archaeology to the knowledge of the prehistoric and historic past, its contribution to the evolution of the Greek state, but also to be aware of contemporary parameters and problems concerning aspects of archaeology in present-day social reality.
  • be aware of the notion of Museology as a science and its links with the recording, protection, and aesthetic enhancement of Greek antiquities.
  • cultivate their sensibility to, and involvement – both personal and social – in, issues related to the understanding and protection of the cultural heritage of any field in which they are actively engaged in.

Subjects covered:

  • A historiography of the discipline of Archaeology in Greece.
  • Greek Archaeology: Definition, subjects and basic principles.
  • Main scientific fields in Greek archaeology and their cultural value.
  • Museology. Preserving antiquities.

 

ELP43: THE GREEKS OF DIASPORA

Module code: ELP43

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional

Year: 4th

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of ELP 43 (Hellenism of Diaspora), students will be able,

  • to understand and handle scholarly issues concerning:
  • the history of the Greek diaspora from 1600 BC until today
  • the features of modern Greek diasporic flows and diasporic stock
  • the causes and factors leading to the creation and continuity of the Greek diaspora
  • contemporary economic, social, political and cultural mobility of the Greek diaspora, as well as problems its members face
  • how the process of migration has affected the members of the Greek diaspora, the host countries and the homeland
  • Greek diasporic public policy and the multifaceted relations between the diaspora and the ancestral homeland

Subjects covered:

  • History of Greek diaspora. Immigration – Refugees – Return migration – Political, social, economic and cultural dimensions.
  • Greek populations in the Balkans and the Danube countries. Vlachs of Moschopolis, Sarakatsani
  • Greeks in the Caucasus and Black Sea countries
  • Greek communities in the central European and Mediterranean urban centers
  • The Hellenism of North and South America. Historical development and their contemporary role
  • Greeks of South Africa and Australia. Historical development and their contemporary role
  • Greek-speaking and ethnic Greeks (S. Italy, Spain, Syria, Palestine, Sea of Azov)

 

ELP44: MODERN GREEK THEATRE (1600-1940) – CINEMATOGRAPHY

Module code: ELP44

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional

Year: 4th

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of module ELP44, students will be able to,

  • evaluate and analyze the whole typological features and fundamental concepts of the studied objects
  • describe their historical evolution
  • handle the study objects (as well as the relative literature) in a critical and original manner
  • identify and highlight the vital and essential components of these
  • compare and analyze different periods of the subject-matters under consideration
  • compare and analyze the two subject-matters of this module (similarities, differences, interaction, etc).
  • sufficiently understand and analyze the main differences / similarities between concepts such as drama / theatre / performance, and the differences / similarities between concepts such as performance / representation, image, live presence, art / technology
  • carry out comparisons and analyses employing aesthetic and sociological criteria
  • link the past of modern Greek theatre and cinema with their present and future.
  • have experiential contact with the subject-matter (transition from theater to cinema and attendance of performances and films)
  • know how institutions can affect the final result (grants, interferences, practices)
  • discuss, based on the knowledge gained, terms such as folk and high art, high and popular taste
  • produce a written paper that is well documented from a scientific point of view, up-to-date and well structured.

Subjects covered:

  • The modern theatre until the 2nd World War
  • Greek cinematography

 

ELP45: MODERN GREEK LITERATURE, FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE 18TH CENTURY

Module code: ELP45

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Optional

Year: 4th

Language: Greek

Unit Outline

Learning Outcomes: After successful completion of ELP 45, the students will have achieved the following,

  • they will be familiar with the basic stages in the historical development of early Greek literature from its beginnings (12th c.) until the period of Enlightenment (18th c.).
  • they will know the most important stylistic, thematic and ideological characteristics of Late Byzantine literature in the vernacular language, the literature of the Renaissance in the vernacular (Cretan, Cyprus, Ionian) and the literature of the post-Byzantine and Greek Diaspora until the period of Enlightenment (prose, Phanariote poetry, folk song)
  • they will be able to integrate literary works into their historical and cultural environment on the basis of their language, form and particular stylistic and thematic traits.
  • they will be able to understand the connections between the literary and the wider cultural phenomenon in the centuries that preceded the establishment of the Greek state.
  • they will be able to recognize the Byzantine, eastern and western (European) origins of the early modern Greek literature and its particular existence.
  • Students will gain ability to understand and critically read the works that make up the early Greek literature and will acquire an understanding of their role in shaping the modern Greek culture as well as the crystallization of modern Greek consciousness.
  • will be in a position to compose a well-written essay, presenting their findings from the analysis of the literary texts from a different period of time through their careful study of the relevant bibliography.

Subjects covered:

  • At the turning point of modern times: Ethics, Love poetry, Satire, Dreams.
  • Greek literature during occupation by the Franks: Eptanissa, Cyprus.
  • From the fall of Crete to the Greek Revolution (1669 – 1821): Diaspora, Eptanissa,
  • Fanariotes Modern Greek Enlightment, Folk music

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