Old Programme of Undergraduate Studies 2006-2019 (OPUS)

OLD PROGRAMME OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 2006-2019 (OPUS)

Special Issues

  1. The PUS for the School of History and Archaeology has been in effect since the 2006-07 academic year for students admitted for the first time in the 2006-07 academic year and through 2019-20.
  2. Compulsory (C) courses and the Compulsory courses per module (CM) must be offered by the respective Department at least every other semester.
  3. The number of courses a student may register for per semester when taking the course for the first time must not exceed 30 ECTS (+/- 10% resulting from adding up the credits). Courses which have been taken in a previous semester and are included in registration only for re-sitting the exam are not taken into account when adding up the total ECTS (see transitional provisions).
  4. Students in their 7th and 8th semester and above are given priority for registering for Compulsory seminars per module (CMS) are divided into classes. Before classes begin and on the dates announced by the School Registrar's Office, students firstly register for these courses/classes in writing with the instructors or the Department Secretariat, depending on the decisions/practices of each Department, and then register for them online. Both written and online registration is required.
  5. Failing a course requires that the student re-register for that particular course only to re-sit the exam in a subsequent semester, unless it is an Optional course (O) or a Free Option (FO), where the student may choose the same or another course. Failing a Compulsory seminar per module (CMS) requires re-registering for a class and attending it. To re-register for Compulsory (C) courses or Compulsory courses per module (CM) which have not been completed, see transitional provisions.
  6. The procedure for recognising courses through the Erasmus programme is initiated by the student’s application, which is reviewed by the ECTS Coordinator for the School with input from the instructors within whose subject area the courses to be recognised fall. Courses from foreign universities which do not have equivalency with those of the School may be credited to the student as Free Options or listed in the Diploma Supplement.

Programme Structure / Course Types
The Programme of Undergraduate Studies is organised on the basis of five categories of courses.

  • Compulsory (C). The first category includes 21 general courses (84 ECTS), which are required for all students in the School, and are broken down as follows:
    • 11 introductory courses in: History, Archaeology, History of Art, Folklore and Social Anthropology
    • 8 language courses: 3 from Ancient Greek, 1 from Latin, 1 from Medieval Greek, 3 from Modern Greek Philology
    • 2 courses in Pedagogy
    • These courses cover the first 3 semesters of studies, with the exception that students may register for the 2 courses in Pedagogy from the 5th semester onward.
    • Students in their first 3 semesters are required to register at the start of each semester only for the compulsory courses.
    • Failing one or more of the compulsory courses does not prevent students from selecting Compulsory courses per module (CM), including Compulsory seminars per module (CMS), Optional (O) and Free option (FO) courses after completing the first 3 semesters.
  • Compulsory courses per module (CM). This second category includes compulsory courses from each specialisation, through which students gain deeper knowledge in either History or Archaeology and History of Art.
    • All courses in the selected specialisation are compulsory.
    • Students who select the History specialisation take 13 CM courses (91 ECTS for those registered before academic year 2011-12 / 78 ECTS for those registered in academic year 2011-12 or later).
    • Students who select the Archaeology and History of Art specialisation take 14 CM courses (98 ECTS for those registered before academic year 2011-12 / 84 ECTS for those registered in academic year 2011-12 or later).
  • Compulsory seminars per module (CMS). The third category includes compulsory seminars in the area of specialisation.
    • The 3 (24 ECTS) compulsory seminars per module in History are all compulsory.
    • Of the 4 compulsory seminars per module offered in Archaeology and History of Art, students must select 2 CMS courses (16 ECTS for those registered before academic year 2011-12 / 18 ECTS for those registered in academic year 2011-12 or later) from a different subject area.
    • Attendance of CMS courses is compulsory, and only 2 absences are permitted. The number of students admitted to each CMS is limited to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 per instructor.
  • Optional courses (O). The fourth category includes courses from all of the School's subject areas and may be taken by any student in the School regardless of their specialisation.
    • From this category, students select 7 courses (35 ECTS for those registered before academic year 2011-12 / 42 ECTS for those registered in academic year 2011-12 or later).
    • Students cannot select more than 2 Optional courses (O) from the same subject area.
    • The “Excavation - Archaeological Drawing” course (AAA 313) is only available as an Optional (O) course to students who are in the Archaeology and History of Art specialisation.
  • Free Options (FO). The fifth category includes Free Option (FO) courses. Students may select 2 courses (10 ECTS for those registered before academic year 2011-12 / 12 ECTS for those registered in academic year 2011-12 or later) from the School’s PUS (except Compulsory [C] courses), FSA 301: European and Greek Music, from Foreign Languages (English, French, German, Italian), or courses offered by other Schools.
    • Special note: Students (of those admitted in academic years 2006-07 or 2007-08) who had already been examined in a foreign language and earned a passing grade are entitled to incorporate it as a Compulsory course and are only examined in 2 courses of Ancient Greek Language and 2 courses of Modern Greek, instead of 3 as required by the current PUS.
    • Students specialising in History cannot select Compulsory courses per module (CM) in Archaeology and History of Art as Optional (O) courses or Free Option (FO) courses, while students specialising in Archaeology and History of Art cannot select Compulsory courses per module (CM) in History as (O) or (FO) courses.
  • Students may only register for Compulsory courses per module (CM), Compulsory seminars per module (CSM), Optional courses (O) and Free Options (FO) in their 4th semester or later.
  • Prerequisites for grading of students on their participation in excavations conducted by the Archaeology Department:
  1. Students must be at least in their 5th semester of studies
  2. Students must have earned a passing grade in drawing (AAA 313)
  3. Students must take part in an excavation for at least 3 weeks
  4. Students must turn in a written report (of up to 2,000 words) to the excavation supervising instructor on the object of the excavation after the end of the excavation period
  5. The excavation grade of the course “Excavation – Archaeological Drawing” (AAA 313) is based on the written report turned in by the students and their activity and presence at the excavation site in general
  • To complete the degree programme, 46 courses are required. These 46 courses are equivalent to 244 ECTS for the History specialisation and 243 ECTS for the Archaeology and History of Art specialisation for students admitted before academic year 2011-12, and to 240 ECTS for students admitted in academic year 2011-12 or later.

Summary Table of Courses

COURSE TYPE NUMBER OF COURSES

ECTS for students entering the School before the academic year 2011-12

ECTSfor students entering the School from the academic year 2011-12 until 2019-20

Compulsory 21 84 84
Compulsory Courses per Module (History) 13 91 78
Compulsory Courses per Module (Archaeology and History of Art) 14 98 84
Compulsory Seminars per Module (History) 3 24 24
Compulsory Seminars per Module (Archaeology and History of Art) 2 16 18
Optional Courses 7 35 42
Free Options 2 10 12
Total 46

History:244

Archaeology and History of Art: 243

History:240

Archaeology and History of Art: 243

Certificate for Pedagogical and Teaching Competence

A degree from the School of History and Archaeology also provides its graduates with a Certificate for Pedagogical and Teaching Competence (CPTC), which is required by law for appointment to teach inCertificate for Pedagogical and Teaching Competence the public secondary education system for those admitted to the School in academic year 2015-16 or later.

Obtaining the CPTC is mandatory. The prerequisite for obtaining the CPTC at the same time as the degree is that studies be organised as follows:

  • Students must have completed a total of 8 courses from the 5th semester onward.
  • Courses are distributed along the following Thematic Areas:

Thematic Area Ι: Issues in Education

GROUP Α GROUP Β

ISP 100            SchEΙ 400            EP 900            SE 800            HP 700

P 1000               P 1509               P 1708            P 3003

HRO 302

Group A courses are offered by the AUTh Faculty of Philosophy - School of Philosophy and Education. Students must select 2 courses from Group A and 1 from Group B.

Thematic Area IΙ: Issues in Learning and Teaching

GROUP Α GROUP Β
HAN 603            HBY 603            HMG 603 APR 606          ACL 606          ABY 606          HIA 606

Students specialising in History must select all 3 courses in Group A, which coincide with the CMS. Students specialising in Archaeology and History of Art must select 2 of the courses in Group B, which coincide with the CMS.

Thematic Area ΙII: Teaching for Special Purposes and Teaching Practice

APR 303 APR 312 HIA 304 ACL 307 ABY 312 ΑΑΑ 314 HMG 402

Students specialising in History must select 2 of the courses in the 3rd Thematic Area. Students specialising in Archaeology and History of Art must select 3 of the courses in the 3rd Thematic Area.

In brief, by specialisation and Thematic Area:

THEMATIC AREA

SPECIALISATION IN HISTORY
Number of courses

SPECIALISATION IN ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY OF ART
Number of courses

1. Issues in Education 3 3
2. Issues in Learning and Teaching 3 2
3. Teaching for Special Purposes and Teaching Practice 2 3
Total 8 8