Arcadia in Greece Courses

All courses are offered through the Arcadia Greece Center. You pursue a 4-credit cornerstone course, along with the 3 or 4 electives. Please note that not all courses are available in all semesters. There is also a choice of an independent study or research project in liberal arts or in a STEM field such as forensic anthropology and soil science to replace one elective for 3 credits.

  • Make sure your credits transfer back for credit with your home school and that you are registered for a full academic load according to your home school policies – this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.

Choosing Your Courses

When completing your course selection form:

  • Review all course information for the program carefully.
  • You are required to enroll in The Greek Key: Unlocking Athens for 4 credits.
  • You will enroll in 3 or 4 elective courses for 3 credits each. One such choice may be an independent study or research project.
  • Secure approval for at least 6 elective courses.
  • Please list courses in order of preference.

Enrollment Process

Official course registration will take place upon arrival. The online course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone. If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements at the bottom of the online course form on your Arcadia Passport.

Cornerstone Course

Required Course
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA GRCU 111 The Greek Key: Unlocking Athens 4 Spring/Fall PDF


Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA ARAN 310 Athens on Site I: Archaeology and the City 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA ARMO 310 Athens on Site II: History and Architecture in Modern Athens 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA ANMO/SOMO 360 Contempory Greek Society 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Critical and Visual Studies
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA ARMA 332 Greek Art: The Present 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA ECMO 370 The Greek Economy 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA ECMO 380 Political Economy of the European Union: Crisis & Change 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Environmental and Heritage Management
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA ESCH 325 From Grand Tour to Tour de Force: Practices and Politics of Greece's Cutural Heritage 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA EVST 380 Managing Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Ecosystems 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA HIMO 330 Voices in Modern Greek History 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Independent Study
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA STIS 370 Independent Study 3 Spring/Fall  
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
- Modern Greek 3 Spring/Fall *
- Ancient Greek 3 Spring/Fall *
- Latin 3 Spring/Fall *
*Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced levels are taught. Syllabi are available upon request.
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA PHAN 340 Greek Philosophy 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA PHAN 341 Living the Good Virtuous Life: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Political and Ethical Philosophy 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Political Science
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA PSMO 350 Greece and the European Union 3 Spring/Fall PDF

Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Percentage U.S. Equivalent
97 – 100% A+
93 – 96% A
90 – 92% A-
87 – 89% B+
83 – 86% B
80 – 82% B-
77 – 79% C+
73 – 76% C
70 – 72% C-
67 – 69% D+
65 – 66% D
0 – 64% F
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