Organization and Structure of the Department

Established in 1983 (by Presidential Decree 103/1983 GG 48A), the Department of Philology belongs to the School of Philosophy of the University of Crete and accepted its first undergraduate students in 1988-89. The Department prides itself on a flexible educational approach, designed to cultivate the values of theoretical and applied knowledge as well as scholarly research.

All activities of the Department (educational or other) are organized by one of the Department’s four Divisions:

  • Division of Classical Studies
  • Division of Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology
  • Division of Linguistics
  • Division of Theater-Cinema Studies and Musicology
 

Contact information

Chairperson

[1-9-2018 to 31-8-2020]

Alexis Kalokerinos,

Professor of General Linguistics

 

Secretary:

Tel: +30 28310 77300-1

Fax: +30 28310 77304

e-mail: philology@phl.uoc.gr

 

Location:

Department of Philology,

University of Crete,

Gallos Campus,

Rethymnon, Crete,

GR-74100, Greece

 

Website:

http://www.philology.uoc.gr/

 

Study Programme Overview

 

Undergraduate Studies Programme

Undergraduate Programme of Study in Philology 

 

Admission procedures

High School Leaving Certificate (‘Apolytirion’). National entrance examinations

 

Official Duration of Programme

8 Academic Semesters

 

Attendance

Full-time study / A full academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS units, and a full semester to 30 ECTS

 

Division – Specification

The Undergraduate programme offers the following four specializations:

  • Classical Studies
  • Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Theatre, Cinema and Music Studies

 

After their first year of studies, students can choose one of the Department’s Specializations and specialize in the corresponding subject area.

 

Requirements for Graduation

To complete their Undergraduate programme and gain their degree, students must have successfully passed courses which total 240 ECTS units. The courses that students must attend and pass are 44 in total and are described in the table below:

 

Course Classification

COURSE TYPES

NO. OF COURSES

Core subjects

25

SPECIALIZATION subjects

16

Free Electives

3

 

Students may also choose to do internships.

 

Educational, research and professional goals

The students of the Undergraduate Programme of the Department of Philology acquire a set of skills, competences and knowledge that correspond to the sixth level of the Hellenic Qualification Framework (HQF).

More specifically, the graduates of the Programme are educated and nurtured, so as to have

  • Theoretical and applied knowledge in the subject areas of the Department’s Four Divisions with a broad and advanced grasp of the theories, the sources, the texts and the bibliography at state-of-the-art level
  • Critical ability for assessing, analyzing and synthesizing scholarly information with deductive and inductive reasoning and more generally with criticism and self-criticism
  • Ability to detect and solve problems in their scholarly fields
  • Knowledge and ability to participate in the public dialogue on issues of language, literature and education, well-equipped with information on the theory and history of language and literature
  • Technical skills that allow them to apply their knowledge in various fields (such as research, education, translation, editing of texts etc.) and to analyze and combine data with an ability to demonstrate innovation
  • Competence to teach ancient Greek, Latin and Modern Greek language and literature
  • Democratic ethos and commitment to the values of freedom and social solidarity, respecting difference, multiculturalism and the natural environment and showing social and professional responsibility as well as sensitivity to gender issues
  • Possibility of continuing their studies at a postgraduate level in a Greek or foreign university or institution of high standard and international esteem
  • Professional skills in various fields that are mentioned below, as well as the ability to use various tools for their self-improvement.

 

The Undergraduate Programme of the Department of Philology offers its graduates the necessary qualifications that allow them to compete for a work place both in the public and in the private sector. More specifically, graduates of the Department can pursue one of the following relevant careers:

1) teaching Language and Literature at Secondary schools (both public and private) or educational institutes; 2) teaching Greek as a foreign language in the public and private education sectors; 3) leading further educational courses or generally working for local government or other organizations; 4) carrying out scholarly research 5) curating for archives, libraries and museums; 6) working in Publishing Houses and in the Media sector; 7) teaching in a range of colleges (professional training colleges, Manpower Employment Organization [OAED] Schools, Tourism Professions Colleges, Police Academies); or teaching in a number of training courses for various social groups (refugees, unemployed etc.); 8) consulting in the general field of Literary Studies.

Certificate of Pedagogical and Teaching Competence

The Department offers its students the possibility of receiving the Certificate of Pedagogical and Teaching Competence (CPTC) after attending a number of relevant courses. For earning their Certificate, students must successfully pass exams in six courses which correspond to 30 ECTS. The Undergraduate Programme of the Department allows all or part of these six courses to be included in the number of required degree courses. A record of all or part of these six courses can also be made in the Degree Supplement.

 

Student Coursework Evaluation

Assessment is normally carried out by written or oral examinations, or by written assignments and coursework essays in some cases. Further information on the assessment method for each subject is given in the departmental study guide.

Examination periods: January, June and September each year.

Re-scoring: Possible, by attending additional courses in the same area. Disallowed for introductory courses and seminars.

 

Grading system and requirements for students’ graduation

Student grade performance is assessed on a ten-point scale:

Excellent: 8.50-10.00

Very good: 6.50- 8.49

Good: 5.00- 6.49

Fail: 0.00-4.99

The lowest pass grade is 5.

 

Degrees

Degree in Philology Specializing in Classics

Degree in Philology Specializing in Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature

Degree in Philology Specializing in Linguistics

Degree in Philology Specializing in Theatre, Cinema and Music Studies

 

Access to further studies

The degree offers access to postgraduate studies.

 

Indicative Curriculum

(Each course has a code of three or four letters and a number)

Serial no.

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

 1

ΑΕΦ 015

ΛΑΦΦ 015

ΑΕΦΦ:  ΕΚΟ

ΑΕΦΦ:  ΕΚΟ

 2

ΑΕΦ 100

ΛΑΦΦ 100

ΛΑΦΦ: ΕΚΟ

ΛΑΦΦ:  ΕΚΟ

 3

BYΦΦ 100

ΝΕΦΦ 100

ΝΕΦΦ 103

ΒΥΦΦ 101

 4

ΓΛΩΦΦ 100

ΓΛΩΦΦ 175

ΓΛΩΦΦ 165

ΝΕΦΦ: ΕΚΟ

 5

ΦΠΑΘ 100

ΚΠΑΦ 100

ΒΥΦ: ΕΚΟ

ΓΛΩΦΦ 102

 6

ΝΕΦΦ: ΕΚΟ

ΑΕΦΦ:  ΕΚΟ

ΥΚΑ

ΥΚΑ

 

 

5th

6th

7th

8th

 1

ΑΕΦΦ:  ΕΚΟ

ΑΕΦΦ:  ΕΚΟ

ΥΚΑ / ΕΚΑ

ΥΚΑ / ΕΚΑ   

 2

ΝΕΦΦ:  ΕΚΟ

ΥΚΑ/ ΕΚΑ

ΥΚΑ/ ΕΚΑ

ΥΚΑ / ΕΚΑ

 3

ΥΚΑ / ΕΚΑ

ΥΚΑ / ΕΚΑ

ΥΚΑ / ΕΚΑ

ΥΚΑ / ΕΚΑ

 4

ΥΚΑ / ΕΚΑ

ΕΛΕ

ΕΛΕ

ΕΛΕ

 5

ΣΕΜ

ΣΕΜ

ΣΕΜ

ΣΕΜ

For further information on courses offered in the Department, see the Course List (http://www.philology.uoc.gr/en/spoudes/undergraduate-studies/courses) and the Study Guide (http://www.philology.uoc.gr/spoudes/undergraduate-studies/odhgos-spoudon)

 

Student mobility

Erasmus +: Students may complete part of their studies or an internship abroad via the Erasmus+ programme.

For information on the application process, see the departmental website (http://www.philology.uoc.gr/en/foithtikh-zwh/erasmus-programme) and the University of Crete International and Public Relations Office website (http://www.uoc.gr/international-relations/international-networks/erasmus...).

 

Internships

Students in the Department of Philology may complete an internship via the internship programme. For further information, see the following link (http://www.dasta.uoc.gr/pa/), as well as the departmental website (http://www.philology.uoc.gr/spoudes/undergraduate-studies/praktiki-askisi)

 

Financing and other opportunities for Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students may receive scholarships and awards from the State Scholarship Fund (IKY). Information can be obtained from the departmental secretariat. Students can also consult the University Liaison Office, regarding private and corporate scholarships and awards (see also https://www.uoc.gr/students/schoralships)