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Qualification AwardedΠΤΥΧΙΟ ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ (Ptychio Theologias)(Degree in Theology)
Programme of StudyUPS School of Theology (2013-today)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Academic Year2018 - 2019
ECTS / WorkloadOne ECTS unit corresponds to 25 hours of workload.

Courses of the 1st semester

1st semester
9 classes
101Ancient Greek 5COR
104Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew Language 5COR
106Introduction to the Study and the Methodology of Theology4COR
107New Testament I: Introduction, History and Culture of the New Testament period6COR
108History of the Church (1st Millennium)6COR
ΑΓ1Εnglish for Theological studies Ι2FL
ΓΑ1French Language (1st semester)2FL
ΓΕ1German Language (1st semester)2FL
ΕΛ1Modern Greek Language 1st semester2FL

Courses of the 2nd semester

2nd semester
9 classes
202History and Literature of the Greek Orthodox Church5COR
203Byzantine Archaeology 5COR
205History of Philosophy5COR
207Informatics and Theology5COR
208Theory and methodology in the study of religion(s) of the ancient and current world5COR
ΑΓ2English for Theological studies ΙΙ2FL
ΓΑ2French Language (2nd semester)2FL
ΓΕ2German Language (2nd semester)2FL
ΕΛ2Modern Greek Language 2nd semester2FL

Courses of the 3rd semester

3rd semester
9 classes
201Interpretation of the historical books of the old Testament from the Septuagint Text3COR
302History of Slavic Orthodox Churches 5COR
303Introduction to the Patristic Literature and Hagiology 5COR
305Church History: From the Schism of 1054 until today5COR
306Sociology and Sociology of Education5COR
ΑΓ3English for Theological studies ΙΙΙ2FL
ΓΑ3French Language (3rd semester)2FL
ΓΕ3German Language (3rd semester)2FL
ΕΛ3Modern Greek Language 3rd semester 2FL

Courses of the 4th semester

4th semester
11 classes
301Interpretation of Interpretation of the Poetical and Prophetical Books of the Old Testament from the Septuagint Text4COR
302History of Slavic Orthodox Churches (repeating)5COR
402Ecclesiastical Literature with Emphasis to the Latin Fathers5COR
403Church Literature and Fathers Interpretation5COR
404Introduction to Education Studies5COR
405Sociology of Religion3COR
406New Testament II: Interpretation of the Gospels 5COR
ΑΓ4English for Theological studies IV2FL
ΓΑ4French Language (4th semester)2FL
ΓΕ4German Language (4th semester)2FL
ΕΛ4Modern Greek Language 4th semester2FL

Courses of the 5th semester

5th semester
5 classes
503Liturgical Theology 5COR
504 Pastoral Theology 4COR
506New Testament III: Interpretation of the New Testament Epistles5COR
601World Religions5COR
2095Pedagogical and Learning Theories3ELC

Courses of the 6th semester

6th semester
7 classes
602Ecclesiastical Literature of the Slavs5COR
604Sociology of Christianity5COR
605Interreligious Dialogue3COR
606The Ecumenical Movement5COR
608Religion Education instruction and ICT (Information and Communication Technology6COR
2096Pedagogical Psychology3ELC

Courses of the 7th semester

7th semester
8 classes
507Dogmatics I.: History of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality and Symbolic Theology5COR
704Catechism and Christian Education 4COR
705 Introduction to Ethics4COR
706Old Testament Theology5COR
707Dogmatics II. Exposition of orthodox faith and introduction to the theological gnosiology 5COR
2097Didactics of Biblical, Patristic, Liturgical and Dogmatic Texts in Religious Education3ELC
2098Teaching Ecclesiastic History and Art, Ethics, Contemporary Religions and Inter-Christian Inter-religious Dialogues in Religious Education3ELC
2099Teacher Training in Religious Education Instruction 10ELC

Courses of the 8th semester

8th semester
5 classes
802Canon and Ecclesiastical Law5COR
804Christian Ethics 5COR
806New Testament IV: New Testament Theology5COR
807Social Theory of modern culture5COR
9999Practical Training / Intership10ELC

Courses of the Winter semester

Winter semester
44 classes
1069ΧChristian Monumental topography of Thessaloniki (4th - 14th century)3ELC
1111The theology of saint Cyprian of Carthage3ELC
1116The Johannine School (III)10ELC
1187Sources and institutions of Canon and Ecclesiastical law3ELC
1194Hagiographical traces in literature (N. Kazantzakis and Fyodor Dostoevsky)3ELC
1504Russian spirituality3ELC
1681Introduction to the art of Hagiography3ELC
1991Refugees within Metropolises of the Greek Territory3ELC
2032Digital Preservation of Culture Heritage - Webpages Construction3ELC
2034Digital World (Internet and Image Processing (Photoshop))3ELC
2042Worship and Ecology3ELC
2058Church Fathers and heterodox and schismatics3ELC
2063Community management system and Orthodox folk tradition in the history of Modern Hellenism3ELC
2065The care of Ecumenical Patriarchate for the school education (15ht - 19th century)3ELC
2066Monasticism in the Orthodox Slavic world. History and evolution. 3ELC
2105Poverty and Affluence in Consumer Society3ELC
2119Worship teaching in childhood and adolescence 3ELC
2124Orthodoxy and Protestantism (17th century)3ELC
2125The theological Reflection in the Justinian Period (6th cent.) and Current Research3ELC
2127Ecumenical Portraits of the 20th century3ELC
2140Society, Religion and Law3ELC
2150The art of Christian Homily: structure content style and performance3ELC
2160Theology and cinema. A love as mighty as death. The sacredness and eroticism with a particular emphasis on the Orthodox tradition3ELC
2164The Church in 21st century. Universal and standard approaches3ELC
2174Contemporary Bioethical views and Christian anthropology3ELC
2176The formative period of Islam3ELC
2181The hymnographical texts of the Orthodox church: Linguistic and stylistic approach3ELC
2184Intercultural Religious Education. The example of Thrace3ELC
2187Introduction to Liturgical arts3ELC
2198Philocalic Prolegomena to Theological research3ELC
2199The Interpretation of the New Testament in the 21st century3ELC
2200Modern Science and Orthodox Theology3ELC
2201Christian Gnosticism and the Epistles of the New Testament3ELC
2203The issue of "henotheism" in the religions and cults of the Graeco-Roman age3ELC
2205Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki and his Homilies « In favor of the Holy Hesychasts »3ELC
2206Introduction to the Christian Art of Occident: 14th – 16th century3ELC
2208The anti-Islamic ecclesiastical literature during the Ottoman rule 3ELC
2209The theology of saint Ambrose of Milan3ELC
2211Religion and Politics in the Balkans of the 20th Century: the Relations between the Church and the Politics from the Establishment of Yugoslavia (19183ELC
7777Modern Hebrew (A1).13ELC
7779Modern Hebrew (A2)3ELC
7780Modern Hebrew (A2.2)3ELC

Courses of the Spring semester

Spring semester
36 classes
1169Prohistory of Biblical Israel3ELC
1409Greek Paleography and textual criticism3ELC
1691Hagiography. Theory and Practice 3ELC
1692Slavic Hagiology3ELC
1765The conflict management in childhood and parish catechetical ministry3ELC
1794Russian orthodox missions: An introduction3ELC
1833The formative period of Islam3ELC
2014Theriomorphic understanding of the evil in the New Testament 3ELC
2050The conversion to Christianity during the first centuries: From St. Paul to St. Augustine3ELC
2061The question of death according to hesychastic Fathers3ELC
2062Western orthodox spirituality3ELC
2073Marriage and Family Counseling3ELC
2089Unceasing Worship and the book of Psalms3ELC
2114Iconoclasm: History - Art3ELC
2129Religious Exclusivism and the Concept of Christian Monotheism3ELC
2132Theodicy and the problem of evil3ELC
2151The hymnography of the Holy week: Linguistic style, theological message and its reception3ELC
2152Issues of the History of the Church in Greece during the first five decades of the 20th century3ELC
2161"In markets and public squares" The dialogue of Orthodoxy with the public sphere of the city, politics and culture, with a particular emphasis on fund3ELC
2162Theology and art. The example of Nikos Kazantzakis3ELC
2169Biblical Hebrew language and culture3ELC
2171Gender, Religion and Politics3ELC
2172The mission of the Orthodox Church in the Contemporary World3ELC
2178Informatics Components: Cybernetics, Robotics & Biotechnology - Graphical representation of Information3ELC
2188Hymn, Melody and Ikon in our Liturgical Tradition3ELC
2196Pastoral Theology and Scientific Ethics3ELC
2202Exegetical Methods of the New Testament3ELC
2204Creation of the Sacred: Traces of Biology in Early Religions3ELC
2207Introduction to the Islamic art: 7th - 20th century 3ELC
2210Monastic sainthood. From the experience to the texts3ELC
2213History of the Holy Mountain (Mount Athos)3ELC
2215ReligiReligion and Society in Second Modernity: Social inequality, climate change, Peace, Violence and Politics3ELC
2506Comparative Law of Religions10YE-E
7778Modern Hebrew (A1).23ELC
7780Modern Hebrew (A2.2)3ELC
ΕΠ003The Bosnian Islam. History and Evolution4ELC