The program will follow the itinerary of the past two or three years, which means that we will be staying in Athens, Delphi, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Patras, and Tolo...so you will not only get a great educational experience, but you will also get to see different parts of theGreek mainland, the Peloponnese, and the Cycladic Islands!
- 19 May, 2013: Depart Philadelphia (or elsewhere, if you prefer)
- 20 May, 2013: Arrive in Athens to begin the program!
- 20 May 2013-26 June 2013: Following a short stay in Athens, we will move to Mykonos, then to Santorini, then to Crete, then to Delphi (after a lovely and exciting overnight ferry ride!), then after a one-night stop in Patras to meet with students from a Greek university, we will continue to Tolo, which allows for trips to Mycenae, Epidauros, and Corinth. The program will conclude following a brief final stay in Athens.
- 26 June 2013: Our program is complete! Return to the US and share your stories and photos!
2013 Program Faculty
Dr. Billie Murray, program director. 2nd program faculty: Dr. Bryan Crable
2013 Program Courses
Rhetoric and Myth (COM 3208, taught by Dr. Crable) and Rhetoric and Democracy (COM 3204, taught by Dr. Murray)
COM 3208: Rhetoric and Myth
The relationship among rhetoric, myth, and culture with attention paid to the forces that shape mythic consciousness in culture(s). The focus is on the role of orality and performance in the creation, dissemination and interpretation of Greek myths. Students study oral traditions (e.g. the stories form Greek mythology, Homer and Homeric Hymns), and their rhetorical function within the community (ex. The Oresteia). 3 credits
COM 3204: Rhetoric and Democracy
Focus on the history of and struggles over the strategic use of language in politics, law, and cultural ceremony. Democracy was central to the Athenian life and character, and debates over its value and character parallel the debates between those advocating rhetoric (the Sophists) and those advocating philosophy (Socrates, Plato). Through our theoretical and cultural explorations of ancient and modern Greece, we will re-discover the close connection between the workings of democracy, the role of the Greek citizen, and the art of rhetoric.3 credits
Excited yet? (you should be!)
Get the application process started! All interested students should contact the Faculty Program Coordinator and learn about the requirements and how to apply—but be sure to complete your application process by the early application deadline of December 15!