Course Purpose and Objectives

The aim of this course is to cover in the form of a broad review the major historical periods in the history of Cyprus and introduce the students to the civilisations that flourished on the island. In addition to political developments, social, economic and cultural aspects of the various eras are examined; particular attention is paid to material remains, such as artefacts and buildings.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Classify and discuss the different time periods in the history of Cyprus.
  2. Identify and critically approach historical debates and controversies throughout the history of Cyprus.
  3. Acquire and review historical knowledge of Cyprus as an Eastern Mediterranean country.
  4. Gain an overall picture of Cyprus and its people and realise that the richness of Cyprus’s past has been partly influenced by a succession of foreign rulers, whose cultural background was assimilated by the local society.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of history in affecting contemporary economic, social and political realities on Cyprus.
  6. Have an understanding of Cyprus’ heritage sites and provide with information about the most important historical monuments.