School: Social Sciences
Academic Unit: Social Anthropology and History
Level of studies: Undergraduate
Course code: W/S-023 Semester: 8th
Course Title: Summer Practice
Independent teaching activities Weekly teaching hours Credits
Lectures 3 6
Course type: general background and skills development
Prerequisite courses: Students have to successively complete 12 of curriculum courses to attend an Internship course
Language of instruction and examinations: Greek
Is the course offered to erasmus students: Νο
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    Learning outcomes: 

    The Summer Practice Program (SPP) is designed for the undergraduate students of the Department that attend their third and fourth years of studies. At the end of each academic year, the students are given the opportunity to work in the public and the private sector during the month of July (or August in some cases) and been paid by the SPP. Students find work at historic archives, research centers and foundations, museums, non-governmental organizations, etc.

    General Competences: 

    Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues
    Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to the issue of collective and social memory
    Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to the issue to the refugee and migration issues
    Adapting in new situations
    Team work
    Working independently
    Criticism and self-criticism
    Production of new research ideas

    (3) SYLLABUS

    Summer Practice Program contains 3 stages:
    1. Learning about the Summer Practice Program and selecting carrier

    • Students’ participation in the informative meeting organized by the Department Coordinator of the Summer Practice Program
    • Submitting application for participating in the Summer Practice Program
    • Being registered on ATLAS system
    • Looking for position and selecting carrier in cooperation with the Careers Service and Summer Practice Program Office

    2. Elaborating Summer Practice

    • Contract is signed up by the three program’s partners (Student-Carrier- Research Office) Selection of supervisor according to the subject of Summer Practice
    • Acquiring security service number and opening a banking account for the deposit of the payment
    • Entering into carrier’s working structure
    • Filling in the program evaluation questionnaire
    • Carrier signs up student’s attendance verification for the job period

    3. Report submission and Completion Processes

    • Student submits a detailed report relating to the kind of work executed by him/her over the time of his/her Summer Practice on the Carrier. He/she has also to include in it his/her opinion as to whether the undergraduate program of the Department helped him/her on his/her job.
    • Correcting the report in cooperation with the supervisor
    • Payment of Summer Practice Program fees


    Delivery: Face-to face
    Use of information and communications technology : The evaluation work is performed through the final report written by the students
    Teaching methods:  Activity Semester workload
    Meetings with the supervisor 3
    fieldwork 165
    essay writing 32
    Course total: 178
    Student performance evaluation: Final report based on student’s working experience on a carrier.


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    The course does not prepare students for research activities