International Study Programmes 2017-2018 / Fall Semester


Teaching staff Code Course title ECTS Notes1
M. Tsiousia (MA, PhD candidate)
Z. Ververopoulou (Asst. Prof.)
IP1900 Writing Personal Columns in Newspapers, Magazines & Blogs 6 Tutorial
F. Galatsopoulou (Instructor)
Cl. Kenterelidou (Instructor)
IP2000 Travel Journalism and Communication
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6 Experiential
N. Panagiotou (Asst. Prof.)
E. Nikezis (MA, PhD candidate)
IP3500 News Sources and International News Organizations 6 Tutorial
N. Dallas (MA, PhD candidate)
A. Baltzis (Assoc. Prof.)
IP3600 Cultural and Creative Industries 6
M. Manolika (MA, PhD candidate)
A. Baltzis (Assoc. Prof.)
IP4400 Psychology and its Applications in Cultural Consumption 6

1Experiential courses are offered as simulations rather than lectures in the classroom. Students learn through active participation, by doing and from experience, and they explore knowing as a practical and continuous activity.
Tutorial courses are offered in the form of individual or group instruction or seminar and the assessment is in the form of an end-of-term assignment or project.

Course Descriptions

Writing personal columns in newspapers, magazines & blogs

(Maria Tsiousia, MA, PhD candidate, Z. Ververopoulou, Asst. Prof.)

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Personal columns are an integral part of opinion writing in newspapers, magazines and on the blogosphere. They are also one of the most appealing features to write and one of the most alluring pieces to read.

The course examines: the presence and the importance of personal columns in modern age / the profile of a columnist / the different types of columns / the utility and the objectives of a column / the task of selecting a topic and sources of material / the structure / the style / the process of writing different types of columns / the importance of language and how to use narrative qualities and techniques that can be derived from literary style of writing.

The purpose of this course is to help participants strengthen their ability of personal writing, both for the press and on blogs.

Travel Journalism and Communication

(Dr. Fani Galatsopoulou, Dr. Clio Kenterelidou, Instructors)

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The course explores Travel as a constituent of the journalistic and communication process of public information, knowledge and engagement and as a civic awareness and social development issue. It focuses on the broadcast and print travel journalism and examines:

  • Travel Writing Genres and Types of Travel Articles
  • Foreign Language Travel Publications in Greece
  • Modes of Public Communication of Travel and Effective Communication Strategies and
  • The role of Travel Journalist and Communicator with the new communication tools (Social Media)

This course is ideal for students who would like to acquire knowledge of journalism and communication applied to travel.

Going beyond the standard travel and journalistic writing class, the course combines a robust curriculum with experiential exercises, the praxis of applied workshops, and field visits – work – experiences. During the course participants will be given the opportunity to explore and research Greece’s and Thessaloniki’s culture, history, everyday life and will be asked to communicate their pragmatic knowledge and empirical involvement and engagement by writing travelogues, taking photos, recording real experiences and file their own true stories and testimonials from Thessaloniki.

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News Sources and International News Organizations

(Dr. Nikos Panagiotou, Asst. Prof., Elias Nikezis, MA, PhD candidate)

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The course aims to provide a general introduction to the historical development and contemporary features of news sources and international news organizations. In this context we examine, the global system of collecting, processing and distribution of news media ( at local, national and global level ) the concept of a changing communications environment and issues such as the management and access to information , the flow of information as well as information overload . The purpose of this course is to help students understand the nature of news in the age of new media and globalization and to highlight key issues that have to do with the promotion, management and distribution of news globally and locally.

The topics examined: political and cultural importance of news sources, role, organization and functioning of international news organizations, structures of national and international communication systems, processes and characteristics of information and cultural content of the media.

Cultural and Creative Industries

(Nikos Dallas – MA, PhD candidate; Dr. Alexandros Baltzis)

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The course introduces the students to the economics and politics of the production of culture focusing on the basic concepts about the cultural and creative industries. It examines these industries in terms of the theory about the production of culture and outlines their system and development in an environment where the boundaries among different industries are becoming blurred as communication, technology, entertainment, education, knowledge and information management, merge and acquire new forms.

The course analyzes the development of the notion about the cultural industry into the concept about the creative industries, the debate on this development as well as its economic and political aspects, and the multifaceted importance of the various approaches. It also outlines the main features of the cultural and creative industries as well as of the goods and the services they provide. Furthermore, the course analyzes the different models and types of the cultural and creative industries. In this context, it outlines the construction and development of the audiences by these industries as well as their relations with authors and artists, being a par excellence modern system for managing creativity and innovation by producing and circulating symbolic forms.

Psychology and its applications in cultural consumption

(Maria Manolika, MA, PhD candidate, Dr. A. Baltzis, Assoc. Prof.)

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The course is designed to introduce students in the psychology of consumption focusing on the psychological processes behind the behavior of cultural consumers and on how they make their decisions. It focuses on the factors that influence the behavior of cultural consumers, on what makes a message about cultural goods persuasive and on the factors that affect the tastes of the audiences and their choices in an environment saturated with a variety of cultural goods and services. Factors like motivations, personality, and attitudes are explained and examined. The course analyzes also the

The course analyzes also the decision making processes of cultural consumers both individually and in groups. The purpose of this course is to offer a thorough understanding of the cultural consumer behavior as well as awareness about some of the research tools and methods used in the study of the behavior of the consumers of cultural goods.