HIST 392

The Dialogue between Greeks and Jews through the Ages (Athens, Thessaloniki)

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Summer Session I (May 27 - June 22, 2019)

This month-long seminar will explore the encounter between Jews and Greeks through the past three and a half millenia. Topics include aspects of thought and language, myths and sacred texts, mutual encounters that interweave like a double helix throughout the history of the two peoples unique in their contributions to western civilization and their influence upon each other and their discipline nations.

Course Details


This course requires a minimum enrollment of 10, with a maximum enrollment of 14.

CYA reserves the right to cancel any course that fails to achieve minimum enrollment by April 1. Students are advised not to purchase non-refundable airline tickets before early April.


60 contact hours

Fee Reductions

  • $100 per course for students who submit their application with full payment postmarked on or before March 1

  • $100 per course for students who enroll and participate in two CYA summer courses

  • $250 per course for students from public universities

  • $100 per course for CYA semester students who enroll in a summer course

Essential Information

The course starts in Athens on Monday May 27 and ends in Athens on Saturday June 22. Transportation between Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as during any day excursions, is included in the course fee.

Enrolled students will have access to detailed information prior to departure that will include directions to the Academic Center and other practical information about the course. CYA recommends the following websites for general information about Athens and Greece: http://www.athensguide.com/ and http://www.greektravel.com/.


Students are housed within walking distance of the CYA Academic Center in either CYA student apartments located in the Pangrati neighborhood of central Athens or in hotel accommodations arranged by CYA. CYA apartments are simply furnished and equipped with a full kitchen and air-conditioned bedrooms; towels, linens and housekeeping service will be provided. Hotel accommodations in Athens or during excursions will be in simple 2- or 3-star hotels, double- or triple-occupancy, with air-conditioned rooms.


The CYA Academic Center is located next to the Athens Marble Stadium and houses classrooms, the library, the student lounge and cafeteria, computer facilities (including wireless access for those students who choose to bring laptop computers), laundry facilities, and administrative offices. The Academic Center is accessible Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Sunday 5:00-9:00 p.m..


When class is in Athens a full mid-day meal will be served weekdays in the CYA cafeteria between the hours of 12:00-3:00 p.m. A welcome and a farewell dinner are also included in the course fee. While traveling, breakfast will be offered at the Hotel.


Arrival: Monday May 27
9:00 a.m.: Check-in begins at the CYA Academic Center. Pick up information folder from Student Affairs and course materials from the Librarian. Transfer to CYA apartments or to CYA-arranged hotel accommodations.

6:00 p.m.: Orientation session at the Academic Center followed by welcome dinner offering students the opportunity to meet their Professor and fellow students.

Class begins: Tuesday May 28

Last Day of Class: Friday June 21
Last class and final examination. Farewell dinner.

Departure: Saturday June 22
Accommodations available till 12:00 noon