Armenian Studies Program


Marash Armenian EmbroideryARM 101 - Elementary Armenian I

Study of the fundamentals of Armenian, including alphabet and additional sounds, grammatical structure, reading, writing and practice in the spoken language.

ARM 102 - Elementary Armenian II

Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Armenian.

ARMN 201 - Intermediate Armenian I

Intensive practice in pronunciation, conversation and writing. Brief review of grammar and study of more advanced grammatical concepts. Introduction to reading of literature and study of Armenian culture.

ARMN 202 - Intermediate Armenian II

Extensive grammar study designed to increase students’ proficiency in writing, and to clarify and deepen their understanding of Armenian syntax. Readings and discussions of representative Armenian essays, short stories, plays and poetry. Cultural issues are an integral part of this course.

ARM 310 - Armenian Culture

Introduces the Armenian culture, including language, literature, history (including waves of immigration to the U.S. and the genocide of 1915), religion, political parties, music, visual and performing arts, architecture, tapestry, customs, holidays and ethnic food.

ARM 360 - Changing Roles of Armenian Women

The course explores changing roles of Armenian women with particular emphasis on new definitions and options in the family, community and society. The course perspective is international and comparative, with significant focus on Armenia and the diaspora. Also, the course concentrates on the educational, economic and political changes that support the upward movement of women in the U.S. Students will explore available resources and organizations within Armenian communities and gain appreciation of the roles of women as agents of change.

ARM 380 - Contemporary Issues in Armenia and Diaspora

Study of contemporary domestic and international issues in Armenia and the Armenian diaspora, with emphasis on Armenians in America. Includes an analysis of Armenian genocide as a historical issue having contemporary relevance, and a focused examination of current-event issues such as immigration, assimilation, social and political activities of community organizations, and participation in the American democratic process. Attention also is given to the changes brought about by the influx of Eastern Armenians into established Western Armenian communities in the U.S. following the fall of the USSR and the re-emergence of an independent Armenia.

ARMN 417 - Equity and Diversity in School

Prepares teacher candidates to examine principles of educational equity, diversity and the implementation of curriculum content and school practices for elementary/secondary students. Focuses on the history and culture of a specific ethnic experience, and a comparative analysis is made with other ethnic groups in California. Engages students to examine, critique and reflect on their personal biases regarding children of color.

ARMN 440 - Armenian American Child

Study of the development of the Armenian child with particular emphasis on bicultural and bilingual issues that may influence educational progress. Culturally relevant socialization patterns of children from Armenia and the Armenian diaspora are examined. Intended for prospective teachers and students interested in human services.

ARMN 496 A-Z Experimental topics