The Undergraduate Programme “Studies in Hellenic Culture” introduces students to the culture developed in the Greek-speaking world from antiquity to the present day, charting its metamorphoses and transformations, its contradictions and complexities. Through this critical lens, the Programme underscores the fundamental association between cultural processes and historical determinants.
The wider goal of the Programme is to build such cognitive, metacognitive, methodological, and epistemological foundations to allow students to delve deep into the cultural phenomena at large and to realise that what one calls ‘culture’ or ‘national/ cultural identity’ is, in fact, a construct of an often grievously antagonised and anxiety-ridden, ideological and political nature. The Programme emphasises the study of primary sources (texts, artworks, archaeological material, etc.) as a means of achieving theoretical awareness and honing critical sensibilities and research skills.
WHY CHOOSE TO ATTEND?
The Programme graduates are employable in a variety of professional sectors, such as the culture industry ( organisations, museums, cultural services, etc.), tourism, education and the civil service. Moreover, students who have completed the Modules “Ancient Greek Language” (I, II) and “Latin Language” (I, II) are eligible to participate in the Republic of Cyprus state examination to be appointed in secondary education.
The programme is evaluated and accredited by:
The Open University of Cyprus (OUC), through its participation in the European project "Liaison Offices with the Labour Market", offers to students of all its programmes of study, the optional and free of charge Thematic Unit (i.e. Module) entitled "Industry Placement". This module provides students opportunities for a placement to gain professional experience in their particular field of study, and the hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus.
Each student has the right to participate in this offering once or twice during his / her studies, provided that s/he meets the required conditions.Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.
European Credit Units - ECTS: 240
Teaching Language: Greek
Level of Studies: Undergraduate
Title to be Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (BA)
- Certificate of Secondary Education (‘Apolytirion’) or equivalent.
- Competence in the use of computers and basic IT resources (Internet, email, etc.)
- Sufficient command of the English language is not mandatory, but it is considered necessary.
FEES / ADMINISTRATIVE COST
The total administrative cost of the Programme is €7000. The cost of each Module (Thematic Unit) is €350. Administrative costs are charged per Module.
Applications can be submitted exclusively online:
Application dates for the fall semester of the academic year 2023-2024: March 14 - May 30, 2023.
To obtain a bachelor's degree, successful attendance and examination in at least twenty (20) modules, twelve (12) core and eight (8) elective modules are required. The programme offers three (3) directions: (a) Literature, (b) History - Archeology - Art and (c) General. The student can choose up to three (3) core modules and up to two (2) elective modules per semester. Attendance of the modules offered in the first and second year of study is mandatory.
(maximum number of options per semester: 3 modules)
ELL111, Introduction to the Study of Civilization (Theory and Practice)
ELL112, Ancient Greek History (1200 BCE - 330 CE)
ELL113, Ancient Greek Art (1200 BCE – 330 CE)
ELL121, Byzantine History (330 - 1453 CE)
ELL122, Byzantine Art (330 - 1453 CE)
ELL123, Modern Greek History I (1770 - 1909)
ELL211, Ancient Greek Literature (Archaic – Classical Periods)
ELL212, Modern Greek History IΙ (1909 - 1949)
ELL213, Modern Greek Literature I (16th-19th century)
ELL221, Ancient Greek Philosophy (Plato-Aristotle)
ELL222, Hellenistic and Early Byzantine Literature (3rd c. BCE -7th c. CE)
ELL223, Modern Greek Literature II (20th century)
(maximum number of options in each academic semester: 2 modules)
ELL311, Αncient Greek Ι
ELL312, Latin Ι
ELL313, Aspects of Modern Greek Literature (20th Century)
ELL321, Αncient Greek ΙΙ
ELL322, Latin ΙΙ
ELL323, Aspects of Ancient Greek and Byzantine Philosophy
ELL411, Αncient Greek Theatre Ι (Tragedy)
ELL412, Byzantine Literature (7th–15th century)
ELL413, Aspects of Ancient Greek Literature
ELL420, Ancient Greek Myth and Modern Greek Literature
ELL421, Αncient Greek Theatre IΙ (Comedy)
ELL410, Αncient Greek ΙΙI
ELL499, BA Thesis
Direction: History - Archeology - Art
(maximum number of options per semester: 2 modules)
ELL314, Aspects of Ancient Greek Art
ELL315, Aspects of Roman History
ELL316, Introduction to Epigraphy and Numismatics
ELL324, Aspects of the History of Late Antiquity
ELL325, History of Ancient and Medieval Cyprus
ELL326, Aspects of Economical and Social History of the Modern Greek World
ELL414, Modern History of Cyprus (1878 - 1974)
ELL415, Modern Greek Art: Sculpture-Painting
ELL416, The Sciences in Ancient Greece and Byzantium
ELL418, Political Thought and Action in Ancient Greece
ELL424, Archaeological Theory and Practice
ELL425, Art and Theatre in Modern Greece and Cyprus
ELL426, Aspects of Byzantine Art
ELL428, Ancient Greek religion and ritual
ELL499, BA Thesis
It combines modules from the above two directions of Literature and History-Archeology-Art
If you would like to request more information about the "Industry Placement" Thematic Unit / Module ELL495 and ELL496, please contact the OUC Liaison Office here.
Georgios Deligiannakis, Associate Professor, email@example.com, 0035722411984
Stephanos Efthymiadis, Professor, Academic Coordinator, ELL426, Module coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0035722411982
Antonis Petrides, Associate Professor, email@example.com, 0035722411983
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Ώρες γραφείου/Academic Consultation Hours:
Δευτέρα/Monday – Πέμπτη/Thursday 11:00 - 15:00
Administrative personnel: Charoula Christofi (Temporary Office Assistant)