Τμήμα Βαλκανικών, Σλαβικών και Ανατολικών Σπουδών
Σχολή Οικονομικών και Περιφερειακών Σπουδών

Program of studies




BSOS - General program of studies
[Semester 1] [Semester 2] [Semester 3] [Semester 4] 
BSOS - Economics and International Business
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8] 
BSOS - Politics and International Relationships
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8] 

BS - General Program of Studies
[Semester 3] [Semester 4] 
BS - Language and Culture
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8] 
BS - Economics and Politics
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8] 

Semester 4
Study Direction: BSOS - General program of studies   


CONTEMPORARY POLITICS IN EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE up.gif
Armakolas Ioannis     
Τhe course intends to introduce the student to important dimensions of the politics in post-Communist Europe, and especially the countries of Central and South-East Europe. Initially, the course works on improving the background knowledge of the students, and in particular the knowledge of the political geography of the region, the history of Central and Eastern Europe since the Second World War, and the domestic political and foreign policy trajectory of the post-Communist states since 1989. Subsequently, the course focuses on the analysis of key dimensions of politics in the region, such as democratization, transition and consolidation of democracy, state building and strengthening of state institutions, nationalism and nation building, civil society, accession to Western international institutions, populism et.al. For the above the theories of, among others, Linz, Stepan, Offe, Kuzio, Brubaker are used. In the final four weeks the course concentrates on post-Communist politics (democratization, political system, elections, political parties, elites, ethnic relations and minority questions, accession to the EU and NATO et.al.) of certain Balkan states (Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, FYROM, Albania).


ETHNOGRAPHIES OF THE POST-SOCIALIST WORLD up.gif
Voutira Eftichia     
This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the notion of Eastern Europe as a unified cultural area from a historical and a contemporary perspective. It maps the ethnological diversity of the region through a series of selected case studies (ethnographies) concerning different peoples of the region (Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Estonians, Latvians, Germans, Jews and Roma). It examines: a) the different senses of 'transition' in different contexts (former Soviet Union, Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria) by focusing on issues of social transformation from state socialism to 'post-communist capitalism'. It maps the social, political and economic impact of these transformations on the daily lives of citizens and the survival strategies that are invented as responses to social change. b) research on survival strategies (including post-communist nostalgias) among diverse social groups (rural/urban) and the emerging ethnological map of population displacements in the wider world, and c) anthropology's own 'transition' after 1989, seen in terms of an epistemological and thematic shift in ethnographic research concerning gendered, religious, linguistic and ethnic identities in the regions.


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY up.gif
Akrivoulis Dimitrios     
The course studies central aspects of International Relations Theory. Specifically, it examines the schools of thought and respective theoretical variants of Realism, Liberalism, Neorealism, Neoliberalism, Marxist approaches and Critical Theory, Social Constructivism, Post-structuralism, Neo-colonialism, and Normative Theory.


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Karpetis Christos     
The course’s aim is the introduction and understandingof 1st the basic concepts of the International Trade Theory, 2nd the reasoning behind the development of international commercial relations between the economies and the effects of these on the countries’ macroeconomic magnitudes and 3rd the presentation of the welfare effects that result after the implementation of economic policies that aim to protect national producers from international competition. The achievement of this aim is pursued through the presentation, and use, of basic concepts and tools of the International Trade Theory such as: (i) tradable & non – tradable goods, (ii) equilibrium of goods’ market, (iii) autarky and free trade regimes, (iv) the principles of absolute and relative comparative advantage, (v) the production possibilities curve, (vi) trade balance, exchange rates & the labor productivity, (vii) the production specialization and economic growth, (viii) trade policy measures, (ix) the terms of trade and (x) the international flows of labor.


MACROECONOMICS up.gif
Siokis Fotios     
This course's main objective is to analyze and understand the principal forces that are shaping the macroeconomy. Students gain an understanding of how macroeconomics relates to them. The course covers issues like national income, employment, inflation and economic growth, while special emphasis is given to the effects of aggregate demand and aggregate supply. Lastly, we examine topics of open market macroeconomics, like the balance of payments and various foreign exchange regimes.


MODERN ECONOMIES OF EASTERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE up.gif
 
The course aims to present the economies of East and Southeast Europe citing both the history of the region's economies and their macroeconomic status in the modern era. This is achieved in the context of the lectures with the quote of the economic history and the special features of the Eastern and Balkan economies. In addition, the presentation of these economies in the context of contemporary economic environment is performed by using a set of macroeconomic concepts and analytic tools such as (i) income and production, (ii) the gross domestic product, (iii) the distribution of income between capital & labor, (iv) the Gini coefficient, (v) private & public consumption, (vi) inflation & unemployment, (vii) private investments & (viii) the current account balance.


RUSSIAN LANGUAGE IV up.gif
Daniilidou Natrisa    Laine Gianna     
In this semester students master the basic grammatical concepts of the Russian language. They will continue to enrich their vocabulary and will focus on the syntax of verbs and motion verbs. The circumstances of daily contacts are being enriched. Students will be able to discuss issues such as health, Russian holidays, travel, work, and personalities such as Lomonosof, Gagarin, etc.


TURKISH LANGUAGE IV up.gif
Papoutsi Kleopatra     
Noun formation and indirect speech formed from the imperative. Adverbial clauses of manner and intention. Conjunctions of reason and compound adjectives. The aim is for students to comprehend the structure of the Turkish language and start using oral and written language.