Like most undergraduate degrees at Greek universities, that offered by the Department of History and Ethnology of the Democritus University of Thrace lasts four years. Of the two majors offered by the Department, the history major covers all periods of Greek history and looks at various issues in other European history, with the emphasis laid on southeastern Europe, Greece and Turkey. The ethnology major comprehends courses in both physical and social anthropology, the latter specializing in the social anthropology of Greece and the Balkans.
It is the philosophy of the Department to offer a degree that offers a wide range of choice, whilst ensuring that students acquire a basic knowledge of both disciplines studied and taught in the Department. Hence, after three semesters of introductory courses to all the main areas covered by members of the Department, the student chooses his/her major. During the next stage, the student studies a set of ‘compulsory elective’ courses, majoring in one of the two disciplines, history or ethnology, and taking a minor in the other. During the final stage of his/her degree, the student may choose from a range of ‘free elective’ courses, which include courses offered by members of the Department, courses offered by other departments of the Democritus University of Thrace and courses offered by universities outside Greece, via participation in the Erasmus programme.The course catalogue in English is available here.