Study Abroad in Athens, Greece

Courses - January Term 2020

Students choose one course from the options below. Classes are taught Monday through Friday for a total of 45 hours.

AH 2122 (3 credits) | Topography and Monuments of Ancient Athens

This is a site-based archaeology course giving students an introduction to the topography and monuments of Athens from the Geometric period up to the Roman period. Students will gain familiarity with the archaeology, history and culture of this important ancient city, and as much of the learning takes place outside of the classroom, it will truly give students the opportunity to view the city from a new perspective.

$100-$150 museum entrance fees and transportation to sites not included.

FILM TBC (3 credits) | Urban Film Narratives: Encountering the City

The history of cinema and the development of the modern city are intimately related. This course uses Athens and its multifaceted urban landscape to explore representations of urbanity and cities on film, to understand how such representations are revelatory of identity. Screenings from the master works of cinema that draw heavily on the representation of cities will cover a variety of genres, film cultures and filmmakers. Athens will then be used as a prism through which the themes raised will be examined in a direct and personal way. Practical exercises will require students to engage directly with the city in order to consider broader themes and global currents that define modern urban experience. Regular classes are complemented by fieldtrips whereby students will be entering the city to complete their assigned research and exercises. Students are expected to bring their own cameras (which may also be the camera on their smart phones) to undertake the visual and aural exercises.

HY 3061 (3 credits) | Modern Greece: A Troubled History

This course covers the developments in Greece from the Balkan Wars and the National Schism to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the role of Greece in the two world wars, the causes and consequences of the Civil War and the Dictatorship of 1967- 1974 and the nature of the restored democracy after the fall of the junta.

IB 2006 (3 credits) | International Business

This course focuses on the essentials of international business and will give students an insight into the international business environment, international business law, cross-cultural interaction, international accounting, international finance, comparative management, international marketing and global corporations.