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MOOC "Discovering Greek & Roman Cities"

The 1st MOOC in September 2019 ended successfully


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2nd run starting April 2nd 2020!


What background knowledge do I need for "Discovering Greek & Roman Cities"?

The course is open to anyone with an interest in archaeology, architecture, history and cultural heritage. You do not need any prior knowledge in the topics.

What will I learn in the course?

You will obtain basic knowledge of the layout and the history of Greek and Roman cities and the methods of urban archaeology. You will understand the relevance of urban archaeology and experience the diversity of our shared European and Mediterranean heritage.

How is the course structured?

The MOOC "Discovering Greek & Roman Cities" consists of eight modules. These modules include videos, expert-interviews, quizzes and different exercises. The course and its material are provided in three different languages (English, French, German).

What are the topics of the different module?

For an overview on the topics of the eight modules see below.

Why does it matter?
Life in the City
Religion and the City
Politics and the City
Death and the City
Infrastructure and the City
Economy and the City
Legacy of the Ancient City

For Further Information 

Check out our recent MOOC Flyer for 2020

English and german Version (french version following).


Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a recent development in distant learning. They allow access to a very large number of students (going from 1,000 to 100,000 students). The courses have some learning objectives to be achieved by students after certain activities (videos, readings, quizzes, assignments) within a given period of time. The educational resources are freely accessible via the internet and open to everyone. Thus, the participation in a MOOC does not require prerequisites such as possession of a qualification or a level of performance in earlier studies. Most significantly, MOOCs aim to connect learners from across the globe with educators and with each other by providing interactive user forums.

What is the study load and expected time investment?

Within 8 weeks expect to invest

2–3 hours
per week.

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The creation of these resources has been co-funded by the ERASMUS+ grant programme of the European Union under grant no. 2017-1-DE01-KA203-003537 (funding period 2017-2020; total grant 364.923,00 €). Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources. 

Contact: Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuser, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel,, 0049/431-880 2053

©2017-2020 by ERASMUS+ Project Strategic Partnership Ancient Cities

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