ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΑΣ: ΜΕΤΑΦΕΡΕΤΑΙ ΣΤΙΣ 2-4 Ιουνίου 2021

COURSE OUTLINE



(1) General

School:Social Sciences
Academic Unit:Geography
Level of studies:Undergraduate
Course Code:GEO 327Semester:E
Course Title:Political Geography of the Balkan and South-eastern Europe
Independent Teaching ActivitiesWeekly Teaching HoursCredits
Lecture3
Course total5
Course Type:Optional
Prerequisite Courses:None
Language of Instruction and ExaminationsGreek
Is the course offered to Erasmus students:No
Course Website (Url):https://geography.aegean.gr/pps/index_en.php?content=0&lesson=327


(2) Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Students will become familiar with the countries of South-eastern Europe and their history since the 1790s until today. Students will be able to comprehend the history, politics and ideologies of the Balkan area. They should recognize the different ways that states have been established and develop their relations with neighbouring states in the region. Students will be also able to relate a range of national issues with regional ones and realise cooperation and conflict in the region through a historical and spatial perspective.

General Competences


    (3) Syllabus

    History and Geography of the Balkans under and after the Ottoman Empire. Ideologies and stereotypes of and for the region. Geographical and historical definitions of space and borders at national and various-Mediterranean, Balkan and European- regional levels. Political organization of the Greek state, historical evolution of the Greek territory and of the border line. The process of construction of the Greek national identity. Minorities and migration from and among the Balkan states. State strategies in the Balkans : religious strategies, language strategies and strategies of the national-cultural difference. Strategies of the national-cultural groups. National conflicts in the Balkans and the land issue. Political relations in and after the Cold War eras among Balkan states. The Balkan countries with the EU.

    (4) Teaching and Learning Methods - Evaluation

    Delivery:
    Face to face
    Use of Information and Communication Technology:
    Teaching Methods:
    ActivitySemester workload
    Lecture39
    Project39
    Non-supervised study59
    Performance evaluation/Exams3
    Course total140
    Student Performance Evaluation


    (5) Attached Bibliography

    1. Mazower, M., 2001, ‘The Balkans’, Athens: Patakis
    2. Prevelakis, G.S., 2001, The Balkans. Civilization and Geopolitics, Athens: Libro
    3. Armakolas, I. & Dokos, A., 2010, From Balkans to SE Europe, Athens: Sideris
    4. Koliopoulos, J.S. and Veremis, T. M., (2002), ‘Greece. The Modern Sequel. From 1831 to the Present’, New York: New York University Press
    5. Petrakos, G., (1995), The new geography of the Balkans: impacts and prospects for cooperation between Greece, Albania and Bulgaria, in Topos, Review of Urban and Regional Studies, 10/95: 3-41 (in Greek)
    6. Stavrianos, L.S., (1958), ‘The Balkans since 1452’, New York
    7. Todorova, M., (1997), ‘Imagining the Balkans’, Oxford: Oxford University Press
    8. Valden,S., 2004, Greece in Balkans and in the World 1995-2003 Athens: Themelio
    9. Veremis, A.,2008, Balkans from the 19th to 20th century, Athens: Patakis
    10. Lampe, J.,2006, Balkans into Southeastern Europe, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan