As a BCA Athens student, you will enroll in courses at the College Year in Athens study center which offers courses from a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary themes, including Ancient Greek studies, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, European and East Mediterranean studies, philosophy, political science, international relations, environmental studies, religion, literature, languages and ethnography.

Not all courses are available in both fall and spring semesters.  Listed below is a sampling of elective courses to consider.  Please see the CYA website for elective course descriptions and syllabi or contact BCA for academic advising on course selections.

In addition to CYA courses, you will enroll in BCA's Signature Course: Democracy and Democratization.

  • Aegean and Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology
  • Ancient Greek Sculpture
  • Sports, Games, and Spectacles in the Graeco-Roman World
  • The Development of Athenian Democracy
  • Contemporary Greek Politics and Society
  • Immigrants, Citizenship, and Nationalism in Europe
  • Understanding the Crisis in Greece and Europe
  • The European Union and European Integration
  • Citizen, State, and Society: A Service Learning Approach
  • The Natural Environment of Greece: From Landscape Ecology to Conservation
  • Greek Language: It is highly recommended that BCA students take a 4-credit, 60-contact hour Greek language course.