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UofSC Consortium in Greece

Area: Global UofSC
Location: Mycenae, Nafplion
Country: Greece
Term: Spring, Maymester, Summer

Program Description

The program is located at the legendary site of ancient Mycenae and the beautiful town of Nafplion, Greece during Spring, Maymester, and Summer. Although the focus is on archaeology, interdisciplinary academic courses about art, geology, architecture, cultural heritage, and more are offered. There is a state-of-the-art outdoor simulator and an open-air theatrical area where some classes may be held. Classes will be taught in English by American and Greek professors. 

Courses & Credit

This course focuses on archaeological field and laboratory methods through readings, lectures, and mainly hands-on experiences (dig simulator) and the data these practices generate. It will cover the essential field methods employed in archaeological survey (ground, aerial, geophysical), excavation, restoration/conservation. This will include the fundamentals of documentation including note taking, drawing, photography, and map-making.

*This course will also be offered remotely as a virtual course.

This is a unique course taught on-site during faculty-led weekend field trips to various archaeological sites, historical landscapes and museums in Greece. This course aims to familiarize the students with key ancient cities, monuments, masterpieces of art, and the history of ancient Greece. One-day field trips will include locations in the region of the Peloponnese (Olympia, Pylos, Corinth, Tiryns, Nafplio, Argos, Epidaurus, Sparta-Mystras, Monemvasia, Mani-Methoni-Koroni, Aegina, Hydra-Spetses), and Sterea (Delphi, Thebes, Orchomenos/Glas, Euboea).

This course focuses on landscape drawing and painting, aiming to expand the students' horizons to a variety of landscapes and encourage them to create and use colors differently. Classes include practice on drawing and painting in the beautiful settings and diverse landscapes of Mycenae, Nafplion, and nearby places and islands, lectures, readings, roundtable discussions and slide presentations about various artists and their work, visits at museums and art galleries to experience landscape art.

*This course will also be offered remotely as a virtual course.

This online course is a general introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from Prehistoric to Hellenistic times, including prehistoric Aegean civilizations (Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece), Early, Archaic and Classical Greece, and the Hellenistic world. We will survey Greek architecture (temple, secular, funerary), sculpture, vase painting, monumental painting, metalwork, and minor arts of these periods, both on mainland Greece and in the Greek colonies (Asia Minor, Pontus, Cyprus, Syria/Levant, Egypt, S. Italy and Sicily).

*This course will also be offered remotely as a virtual course.

This course attempts an innovative, holistic and interdisciplinary approach to ancient Greek literature by integrating classics, archaeology, and theatrical studies. The students will be initiated to the dramatic plot of "Antigone", the famous dramatic play of Sophocles, through textual analysis (from translation), contextual synthesis of the particular historical/political circumstances and the archaeological/architectural setting of the play (ancient Greek theater, Dionysia festival), and ultimately through the unique experience of staging and performing (as actors or members of the chorus) parts of the play.  

This is an accelerated, intensive, specialized and targeted course, aiming at preparing entering students for the semester abroad program at the American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae, Greece. The goals are to prepare students to communicate in Modern Greek at a basic level while living and studying in Greece and to enhance their experience with the local people and culture.

This course examines the vast and varied field of information science through readings, lectures, and hands on activities, and introduces archaeologists to the application of its theories and methods using both U.S. and International Standards. Students will be exposed to a variety of topics related to information and data. Through hands on activities using real information and situations, they will develop skills which are highly valued in the professional world.

Cost by Term

Program Total: $14,959

  • Tuition for four courses
  • Lodging
  • Excursions
  • Local transportation
  • Special events (guest lectures, activities, and performances)
  • Administrative fees

Four courses are included in the cost, as well as a TOUR excursion course. A fifth content course, upgraded apartment lodging, Spring Break cruise, and meal package can be added for $4,100.

Program Total: $4,500

  • Tuition for one course
  • Lodging
  • Excursions
  • Local transportation
  • Administrative fees

One course is included in the cost, as well as a TOUR excursion course. TOUR for credit will be $500 more. A second content course can be added for $1,000. Main meal package can be added for $300.

Program Total: $5,100

  • Tuition for one course
  • Lodging
  • Excursions
  • Local transportation
  • Administrative fees

One course is included in cost, as well as a TOUR excursion course. TOUR for credit will be $500 more. A second content course can be added for $1,000.

The program fees do not include: Education Abroad Application Fee, roundtrip airfare, personal expenses, meals

Application Information

If interested in receiving updates about the program, please fill out this survey and contact Program Manager, Jenna Rees-White at jennarc@mailbox.sc.edu. The application deadline is November 1, 2020 for Spring and March 1, 2021 for Summer and Maymester. 


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