Hellenic Studies is a discipline born from the coming together of areas such as philology, history archeology, linguistics, arts and archeology. Its key purpose is to investigate how knowledge derived from these fields can be used to enhance the understanding of, and research in, Greek culture.
The BA in Hellenic Studies has a double aim. First, we develop in our students a critical understanding of the Greek civilization, in order to strengthen scholarship, teaching and research skills in all aspects of Byzantine and modern Greek culture. In doing so, we are careful to explore the relationship of Byzantine and modern Greece to the Classical tradition and the Late Antique world.
The heritage language learning sector is increasingly aware of the need for highly trained educators. Graduates of this new program have the appropriate training to teach Modern Greek both to Greek heritage speakers in diaspora communities all over the world and to individuals who are interested in learning Modern or Ancient Greek.
Students undertake courses to the value of 240 ECTS units (60 ECTS per year).
The Core programme includes courses of:
The programme also includes a dissertation and an optional work placement.
The programme combines classroom study of the language, history, and culture of Greece with extracurricular activities and excursions that introduce students to all aspects of Greek life. It includes lectures on theoretical topics; field study; practical classes and exercises. Dissertation. Modules are assessed by a combination of methods.
Located in northern part of the Komotini plain, the town of Komotini is one of the main administrative, financial and cultural centers in northeastern Greece. It is also a major agricultural centre.
The Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) was established in July 1973, by Legislative Decree No. 87 of 27 July 1973, and started functioning in the academic year 1974-1975. It was named "Democritus" in honor of the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus, who came from the nearby town of Abdera.
The administration of DUTH is based in Komotini, which is the capital of the Administrative Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.