ECTS

The B.A. programme in Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature consists of 45 courses, corresponding to a total of 241 ECTS. For the distribution of courses per subject see Table I. Courses in Byzantine Philology, Modern Greek Literature, Theory of Literature, and Comparative Literature bear course codes which start with BMG for (B)yzantine and (M)odern, (G)reek Studies, while Linguistics courses bear course codes which start with LAS for (La)nguage (S)ciences. Courses are offered at three levels. The course codes for each level are presented next.
 
  1. Introductory courses (BMG 100, BMG 110, BMG 120, BMG 130, BMG 141, BMG 160, BMG 170 and LAS 150). They correspond to 5 ECTS each.
  2. Courses offering a survey of selected topics (BMG 200-299, BMG 300-399 and LAS 200-299). They correspond to 5 ECTS each.
  3. Seminars offering an in depth examination of selected topics (BMG 400-499). They correspond to 9 ECTS each.
 
The 7th semester course BMG 435 Survey of Modern Greek Literature corresponds to 8 ECTS.
 
For the distribution of course codes see Table II. For the distribution of courses per semester see Tables III and IV.
 
COMPULSORY COURSES
The programme of study for the B.A. in Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature includes twelve Compulsory Courses (cf. the Descriptions for Compulsory Courses).Ten of these courses are introductory: two courses of Byzantine Philology, three courses of Modern Greek Literature, one course of Theory of Literature, one Linguistics course, two courses of Ancient Greek Philology, and one course of Latin Philology. The remaining two compulsory courses include an Essay Writing course and a Survey of Modern Greek Literature. Eleven of the compulsory courses are offered in the first three semesters, as follows. In the first semester: BMG 100 Introduction to Byzantine Literature, BMG 120 Introduction to Modern Greek Literature, BMG 160 Essay Writing, LAS 150 Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics, AEF 101 Introduction to Classical Scholarship and AEF 131 Ancient Greek Prose Composition. In the second semester: BMG 110 Introduction to Greek Palaeography, BMG 130 Introduction to the Theory of Literature, BMG 141 Introduction to Modern Greek Metrics and BMG 170 Landmarks in Modern Greek Literature. In the third semester: LAT 195 Latin Prose Composition. Course BMG 435 Survey of Modern Greek Literature is taught in the 7th semester.
 
BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY
Apart from the two compulsory courses in Byzantine Philology (BMG 100 and BMG 110), students must attend a course in each one of the three chronological periods of study of Byzantine Literature (see Table II), as well as a seminar in Byzantine Philology. Courses covering more than one chronological period (see General Topics in Byzantine Philology in Table II) can satisfy the distinct period requirement with respect to only one chronological period.
 
MODERN GREEK LITERATURE
Apart from the three compulsory introductory courses in Modern Greek Philology (BMG 120, BMG 141 and BMG 170), as well as the Compulsory Survey Course BMG 435, students must attend a course in each one of the seven core areas of Modern Greek Literature (see Table II) and two seminars in Modern Greek Literature. Courses covering more than one core area of Modern Greek Literature (see General Topics in Modern Greek Literature in Table II) can satisfy the above requirement with respect to only one core area.
 
THEORY OF LITERATURE - COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Apart from the Compulsory Course BMG 130, students must attend one lecture course in this area.
 
LINGUISTICS
Apart from the compulsory courses LAS 150 Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics, students must attend three courses from the two areas of Theoretical Linguistics (see the distinction between Theoretical Linguistics and other branches of Linguistics in Table II).
 
ANCIENT GREEK PHILOLOGY
Apart from the compulsory courses AEF 101 and AEF 131, students must take four 200-level Ancient Greek Philology courses from the Department of Classics and Philosophy.
 
LATIN PHILOLOGY
Apart from the Readings in Latin (LAT 195), students must attend one 200-level Latin Philology course from the Department of Classics and Philosophy.
 
HISTORY
Students must take four History courses from the Department of History and Archaeology, distributed as follows: one course in Ancient Greek History, one course in Byzantine History, one course in Modern or Contemporary Greek History and one 100-level or 200-level option.
 
PHILOSOPHY
Students must take one 100-level Philosophy Course and one 200-level Philosophy Course (PHIL 200-299) from the Department of Classics and Philosophy.
 
SEMINARS
From the 5th semester onwards students must attend one seminar in Byzantine Philology and two seminars in Modern Greek Literature. Prerequisites for seminars include all the compulsory courses (except for BMG 435), as well as at least two courses in Byzantine Philology and Modern Greek Literature, respectively.
 
ELECTIVE COURSES
Students must take three elective courses. In line with the University Regulations relating to Undergraduate Studies, in the case of three elective courses these must be selected from at least two different Faculties of the University. Only one first-level foreign language course can be taken as an elective. The student may take a second-level course in the same foreign language, in which case both levels are credited as electives.
In view of the fact that Archaeology and History of Art play a role in the understanding of medieval and modern civilization, students are advised to take as elective courses a course in Byzantine Archaeology and/or a course in Modern or Contemporary Art from those offered by the Department of History and Archaeology.
 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Students must select two courses in a foreign language. Both courses must be in the same foreign language.