Arcadia in Greece Courses

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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. 

  • 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 preferences form.

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 Academic Preferences Form you submitted as a guide.

Choosing Your Courses

When completing your Academic Preferences Form:

  • Review all course information for the program carefully.
  • You must enroll in one of the Cornerstone Courses.
  • 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.

Cornerstone Courses

Please choose one of the following Cornerstone Courses. All Cornerstones contain Greek language instruction and GREA INPR 310 and 312 include a 6-8 hour per week internship placement. 

Required Course
Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
GREA GRCU 111 The Greek Key: Unlocking Athens 4 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA INPR 310 Work in Thought and Action 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 ANCA 329 New: Curating Athens: Building Cultural Identity through the Arts 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA ARAN 310 Athens on Site: Ancient History of a Modern City 3 Spring/Fall PDF
 GREA ARMA 332 Greek Art: The Present Spring   PDF
GREA ARPC 192  Picturing Athens: Introduction to Photography Spring/Fall  PDF 
GREA GRCU 110* The Greek Key: Unlocking Athens 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA HIMO 330  Modern Greek History: Conflicting Identities  Spring/Fall PDF 
GREA PHAN 340  Ancient Greek Philosophy 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA PSPS 325 The Political Economy of Terrorism: Analytical Perspectives from the Middle East 3 Spring/Fall PDF
GREA SOMO 360 Religion & Human Rights in Contemporary Greek Society 3 Spring PDF
GREA STIS 370** Independent Research - Athens 3  Spring/Fall PDF
*GREA GRCU 110 is only available to internship students
** GREA STIS 370 is only available to non-Internship students.


Curating Athens: Building Cultural Identity through the Arts

What is the role of culture in shaping Athenian identity through the ages? How has Athens been repositioned from being considered the cradle of Western civilization to the new Berlin? The class is an analysis of the fundamentals of the cultural industry (visual arts, cinema, theater, music, dance) as seen through the example of the Athens paradigm. Through the examination of case studies, best practices and theory the class will cover topics such as how Greek cultural policy is reflected in the missions and operations of cultural organizations, the evolution of the definition of the museum, the development of cultural tourism and cultural management as a vehicle towards national identity reforming. The class will be reinforced with talks by local professionals from the culture industry and on-site visits. It will culminate in a class-wide exercise in planning and implementing the exhibition of the Picturing Athens class at the end of the term.  

Instructor: Evita Tsokanta


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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