Religious Freedom in Greece and Europe

Course Information
TitleH έννοια της Θρησκευτικής ελευθερίας στον ελληνικό και ευρωπαϊκό χώρο / Religious Freedom in Greece and Europe
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikos Maghioros
Course ID600012723

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 58
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course635

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: - approach the concept of religious freedom and equality according the Greek Constitution and European legislation - be aware of the role of religion in the public space - show awareness of equal opportunities and gender issues - apply knowledge in professional and social life, in accordance with human rights and European values - show awareness of issues of social exclusion and prejudice - be aware of the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on religious freedom.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the relationship between the state and the right of religious freedom as formulated in the modern European social and political context. Specifically shows the historical development of human rights and its relationship with religion. Still examined issues of universality and relativism. In this context the most important official ecclesiastical texts relating to religious freedom are presented in working groups.
Religion, Religious Freedom, Human Rights, State
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use PowerPoint during lectures and emails to communicate with students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment652.6
Written assigments180.7
Student Assessment
Students’ participation in classroom (discussion, asking questions, formulating comments, giving information) is usually used as an important indicator of the interest of the student and is auxiliary to the results of exams. Examinations are written, oral, written assignments, or a combinations of these forms.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λ.-Α. Σισιλιάνος, Ευρωπαϊκή Σύμβαση Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου, ΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ, 2017 MICHELINE R. ISHAY, Η ιστορία των δικαιωμάτων του ανθρώπου, Α & Σ ΣΑΒΒΑΛΑΣ 2008
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