Modern Greece: A Troubled History

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Greece: A Troubled History

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Developments in Greece from the Balkan Wars and the National Schism to the present. Particular attention 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.

    This course is fundamental for all students who are interested in contemporary Greece and its political, social and cultural developments.

    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Define the role of the Great Powers toward twentieth-century Greece.
    2. Interpret the role played by the different social classes.
    3. Outline the different trends in modern Greek politics.
    4. Appraise in historical perspective Greece’s efforts toward independence and sovereignty.
    5. Evaluate Greece’s social, political and cultural development.

    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Lectures and class discussions.
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their lecturer, where they can address issues and ask questions pertinent to the course material.
    - Use of a blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.
    - Use of library facilities: Students are encouraged to make use of the library facilities for further study as well as for preparation for the exams. 


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