FULL-TIME FACULTY

Nick Garnik Sahakyan M.A., Yerevan State University, Armenia
Arevik Mikaelian M.A., Yerevan State University, Armenia

 

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Arevhat Nazaryan       M.A., Yerevan State University, Armenia

Alvard Uzunyan          M.A., Yerevan State University, Armenia

 

 

Haghardzin Monastery, ArmeniaCourse Descriptions

101 BEGINNING ARMENIAN I

5 Units

Armenian 101 covers the Armenian alphabet, its letters and their sounds, and the fundamentals of Armenian grammar. Students are taught to pronounce correctly, to acquire a practical vocabulary, and to understand, read, write and speak simple Armenian. Lecture 5 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.

Note: Students with oral proficiency or who have attended schools where Armenian was the language of instruction should enroll in Armenian 115.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

102 BEGINNING ARMENIAN II

5 Units

Armenian 102 continues the development of fundamental language skills, including comprehension, reading of simple texts in poetry and prose, and writing with a fair degree of grammatical correctness. The course teaches the speaking of everyday Armenian, and also prepares the student for more advanced work in the language. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite: Armenian 101 or equivalent.

Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Armenian 115 or 116.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

115 ARMENIAN FOR THE ARMENIAN SPEAKING I

5 Units

Armenian 115 provides intensive training in oral and written Armenian for students who already have a familiarity with the language but little and/or no formal instruction in it. Thus, structure of the language, basic grammar, spelling rules, vocabulary, composition, and oral communication are included. Lecture 5 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151. Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Armenian 101 or 102. Students with oral proficiency or who have attended schools where Armenian was the language of instruction should enroll in Armenian 115.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

116 ARMENIAN FOR THE ARMENIAN SPEAKING IIYerevan and Mount Ararat

5 Units

Armenian 116 provides continued intensive training in oral and written Armenian for students who already have a familiarity with the language, but little or no formal instruction in it. Thus, Armenian structure, basic grammar, spelling rules, vocabulary, composition and oral communication are the focus of this class. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite: Armenian 115 or equivalent

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

125 ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ARMENIAN LITERATURE

3 Units

Armenian 125 will provide students with a basic knowledge of Armenian literature and culture from the 5th to 19th century. Topics to be covered include: the characteristics and evolution of the Armenian language, an overview of Armenian mythology, and ancient and medieval literature. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Armenian 101 or 115, or equivalent

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

126 ARMENIAN LITERATURE IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT ERA

3 Units

Armenian 126 will provide students with a basic knowledge of Armenian literature from the early 19th century to the early 20th century. Topics to be covered include: the impact of the European Enlightenment on Armenian literature, secularism, language reform in the mid-19th century, classicism and romanticism in Armenian literature, realism and critical realism in late 19th century literature. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Armenian 101 or 115, or equivalent

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

127 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY ARMENIAN LITERATURE

3 Units

Armenian 127 will provide students with a basic knowledge of Armenian literature from the 1910s to date. Topics to be covered include: the revolutionary poems of the 1920s in Soviet Armenia, the so-called “literature of nostalgia” of the post-genocide Armenian Diaspora, literary hardship and stagnation in Stalinist-era Armenian literature, the moderately relaxed period of post-Stalinist Armenia, and the contemporary literature in both Armenia and Diaspora. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Armenian 101 or 115, or equivalent

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

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