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.
European Credit Units - ECTS: 240
Teaching Language: Greek
Level of Studies: Undergraduate
Title to be Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (BA)
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.
- 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.
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 spring semester of the academic year 2023-2024: September 19 - November 1, 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.
|Programme of Study Layout|
|Modules||Direction*||Semester||Required / Elective||Pre-requisite Modules||Workload|
|ELL111, Introduction to the Study of Civilization (Theory and Practice)||G||1st||Required||250-300||10|
|ELL112, Ancient Greek History (1200 BCE - 330 CE)||G||1st||Required||250-300||10|
|ELL113, Ancient Greek Art (1200 BCE – 330 CE)||G||1st||Required||250-300||10|
|ELL121, Byzantine History (330 - 1453 CE)||G||2nd||Required||ELL111||250-300||10|
|ELL122, Byzantine Art (330 - 1453 CE)||G||2nd||Required||ELL111||250-300||10|
|ELL123, Modern Greek History I (1770 - 1909)||G||2nd||Required||ELL111||250-300||10|
|ELL211, Ancient Greek Literature (Archaic – Classical Periods)||G||3nd||Required||ELL111||250-300||10|
|ELL212, Modern Greek History IΙ (1909 - 1949)||G||3nd||Required||ELL111||250-300||10|
|ELL213, Modern Greek Literature I (16th-19th century)||G||3nd||Required||ELL111||250-300||10|
|ELL221, Ancient Greek Philosophy (Plato-Aristotle)||G||4th||Required||ELL111||250-300||10|
|ELL222, Hellenistic and Early Byzantine Literature (3rd c. BCE -7th c. CE)||G||4th||Required||ELL111||250-300||10|
|ELL223, Modern Greek Literature II (20th century)||G||4th||Required||ELL111||250-300||10|
|ELL311, Αncient Greek Ι||L||5th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113||375-450||15|
|ELL312, Latin Ι||L||5th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113||375-450||15|
|ELL313, Aspects of Modern Greek Literature (20th Century)||L||5th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113||375-450||15|
|ELL321, Αncient Greek ΙΙ||L||6th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123||375-450||15|
|ELL322, Latin ΙΙ||L||6th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123||375-450||15|
|ELL323, Aspects of Ancient Greek and Byzantine Philosophy||L||6th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123||375-450||15|
|ELL411, Αncient Greek Theatre Ι (Tragedy)||L||7th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113, ELL211, ELL212, ELL213||375-450||15|
|ELL412, Byzantine Literature (7th–15th century)||L||7th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113, ELL211, ELL212, ELL213||375-450||15|
|ELL413, Aspects of Ancient Greek Literature||L||7th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113, ELL211, ELL212, ELL213||375-450||15|
|ELL420, Ancient Greek Myth and Modern Greek Literature||L||8th||Elective||375-450||15|
|ELL421, Αncient Greek Theatre IΙ (Comedy)||L||8th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123, ELL221, ELL222, ELL223||375-450||15|
|ELL423, Linguistics||L||8th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123, ELL221, ELL222, ELL223||375-450||15|
|ELL410, Αncient Greek ΙΙI||L||8th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113||375-450||15|
|ELL314, Aspects of Ancient Greek Art||H.A.A.||5th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113||375-450||15|
|ELL315, Aspects of Roman History||H.A.A.||5th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113||375-450||15|
|ELL316, Introduction to Epigraphy and Numismatics||H.A.A.||5th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113||375-450||15|
|ELL324, Aspects of the History of Late Antiquity||H.A.A.||6th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123||375-450||15|
|ELL325, History of Ancient and Medieval Cyprus||H.A.A.||6th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123||375-450||15|
|ELL326, Aspects of Economical and Social History of the Modern Greek World||H.A.A.||6th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123||375-450||15|
|ELL414, Modern History of Cyprus (1878 - 1974)||H.A.A.||7th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113, ELL211, ELL212, ELL213||375-450||15|
|ELL415, Modern Greek Art: Sculpture-Painting||H.A.A.||7th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113, ELL211, ELL212, ELL213||375-450||15|
|ELL416, The Sciences in Ancient Greece and Byzantium||H.A.A.||7th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113, ELL211, ELL212, ELL213||375-450||15|
|ELL418, Political Thought and Action in Ancient Greece||H.A.A.||7th||Elective||ELL111, ELL112, ELL113||375-450||15|
|ELL424, Archaeological Theory and Practice||H.A.A.||8th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123, ELL221, ELL222, ELL223||375-450||15|
|ELL425, Art and Theatre in Modern Greece and Cyprus||H.A.A.||8th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123, ELL221, ELL222, ELL223||375-450||15|
|ELL426, Aspects of Byzantine Art||H.A.A.||8th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123, ELL221, ELL222, ELL223||375-450||15|
|ELL428, Ancient Greek religion and ritual||H.A.A.||8th||Elective||ELL111, ELL121, ELL122, ELL123||375-450||15|
|ELL499, BA Thesis||G||8th||Elective||375-450||15|
* Directions: G-General, L-Literature, H.A.A.-History/Archeology/Art
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.
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Ώρες γραφείου/Academic Consultation Hours:
Δευτέρα/Monday – Πέμπτη/Thursday 11:00 - 15:00