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Studies - Course Description

Department of Tourism Management
Course Code: 179
Course Title: Greek Culture and Civilization
Level: first cycle (bachelor)
Type of course: Optional
Semester: All semesters
ECTS credits: 7
Teaching Language: English
Teaching methods: Lectures and/or projects
Assessment: Oral, written exams and/or project evaluation
Lecturer: Athina Mouratidou
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Learning Outcomes
The course acquaints the students with greek history and civilization on which european identity is based. It also provides the opportunity to discover the infinite beauty of the greek landscape and some unique Greek customs as well as the rich variety of the Greek archeological sites and historical monuments. Furthermore the international students are expected to to be able to understand and appreciate the values of hospitality and friendship, to develop critical thinking over human values such as respect and tolerance against differences and discrimination, and establish emotional bridges with Greek culture thus the students will become good "ambassadors" all around the world.

Prerequisites
good understanding of the English language

Course Contents
The course includes the following major units:
1. Introduction: cultural european identity theories. The Greek identity throughout the ages; from the dawn of the greek history; Greek mythology, language, writing,epic poetry, Homer, Hesiod
2. Prehistoric times:cycladic, minoan, trojan and myceanean civilization.
3. Geometric period: art, colonization, Panhellenic Sanctuaries, Oympic Games. Archaic period: archaic poetry, art , legislasion, political conditions. The ancient Greek colonization; the philosophers before Socrates.
4. Classical period; art, tragic poetry, philosophy, democracy.
5. Hellenistic period; Alexander the Great, hellenistic kingdoms, art, pholosophy.
6. Roman and first Christian period. the establishment of Byzantine empire.
7. Byzantine times; main periods, history, art, ideology.
8. Byzantine times: from the Ottoman occupation to the liberation and the establishment of the modern Greek state.
9. A visit to the Archeological and Byzantine museum of Thessaloniki.
10. A visit to the Roman times monuments of Thessaloniki; Rotonda, "kamara",palace of Galerious, ancient agora and it's museum.
11. A visit to the older churches of Thessaloniki; Snt. Dimitrios, Agia Sophia, Acheropeitos.
12. A visit to the "upper city" of Thessaloniki and it's monuments; walking trip to the citadel, to the monasteries of Vlatades, osios David, and Nicolas the Orphan.
13. A visit to the Ethnological and Folk museum of Thessaloniki.
14. A day trip to: Vergina, the monastery of Prodromos, Veria, Naousa, the school of Aristoteles, the park of Snt. Nicolas and a local winery.
15. A day trip Pella (archeological site and museum) and Edessa (the old town with the open air museum of water).
16. A day trip to the district of Serres (Kerkini Lake, Fortress of Rupel,and Serres).
17. A day trip to the region of mount Olympus (Dion-the holly city of the ancient Macedonia, walking to the gorge a Enipeas river, a visit to the monastery of saint Dionisios in the gorge).
18. A day trip to Chalkidiki( the park of Aristoteles, the traditional town Arnea, cruise to Holly Mount Athos).
19. Practice on traditional greek dances

Recommended reading
- Greek Mythology (by Mariana Carabatea, Adam editions).
- Monuments of Thessaloniki ( Mohlo publications).
- The discovery of the mind (by Bruno Snell, Dover publications).