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.

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

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

Online course registration will take place several weeks before your program begins. You will select your courses based on the timetable provided at that time and you should use the online course form you submitted as a guide. 

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
- Modern Greek Tutorial 3 Spring/Fall *
- Ancient Greek Tutorial 3 Spring/Fall *
- Latin Tutorial 3 Spring/Fall *
*Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced levels are taught. Syllabi available upon request.

General Electives
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA ARAN 310 Athens on Site: Archaeology and the City 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA SOMO 360 Contemporary Greek Society: Ethnographies 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA HIMO 330 Modern Greek History: Conflicting Identities 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA ARPC 192 Picturing Athens: Introduction to Photography 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA PSPS 325 The Political Economy of Terrorism 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA PHAN 341 Ancient Greek Philosophies of Happiness 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA ARMA 332 Greek Art: The Present Spring  PDF
GREA STIS 370 Independent Research - Athens 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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