Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID280000575

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 452
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. ΑΛΕΞΙΟΥ Ε.(Α-ΚΑ)Evangelos Alexiou
2. ΚΟΥΡΕΜΕΝΟΣ Θ.(ΚΕ-ΠΑ)Theokritos Kouremenos
3. VOEHLER M.(ΠΕ-Ω)Martin Voehler
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
(a) To enable students to understand and appreciate the importance of the ancient Greek philosophical thinking. (b) To acquaint students with the development of the philosophical thought in antiquity, highlighting the stages, the representatives, the central philosophical questions as well as the several branches of ancient Greek philosophy. (c)To exercise students in reading and comprehending ancient Greek philosophical texts from the original, and to encourage them to engage themselves with philosophical thinking, starting from their responses to the texts they study.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The class offers a concise introduction to ancient Greek philosophy and its main representatives. The introduction focuses on the development of philosophy in antiquity, with due emphasis given to the genesis, the periods, the central questions asked by philosophers, the principles and methods of philosophy. The overview of the history of philosophy in antiquity is complemented by the detailed study of a representative philosophical work from the original. This study, apart from focusing on the language of the text, goes on to bring to the fore, on an interpretive level, the philosophical themes posed by the writer, the relation of the specific treatment to other treatments of similar issues in other texts, the methodology employed as well as the aims of the work.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
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