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

103 INTERMEDIATE ARMENIAN IYerevan -Matenadaran

5 Units

Armenian 103 includes further study of Armenian grammar, word analysis, vocabulary building, and reading and comprehension of intermediate literary texts and articles. Conversational fluency, composition writing, and familiarity with Armenian culture are the focis of this class. The class is conducted entirely in Armenian. Lecture 5 hours­.

Prerequisite – Armenian 102 or equivalent.

Note: This course is offered during the Fall semester only.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

104 INTERMEDIATE ARMENIAN II

5 UnitsArmenian 104 reviews the fundamentals of Armenian grammar. It continues to stress word analysis and efficient methods of vocabulary building. Students will read literary texts of increasing difficulty and engage in conversation and composition, with emphasis on critical thinking. Students will evaluate various cultures in the Armenian language. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite – Armenian 103 or equivalent.

Note: This course is offered during the Spring semester only.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

110 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ARMENIAN I Armenia-Yerevan Opera

3 Units

Armenian 110 is an introduction to Armenian with emphasis on developing essential skills in communication. The verbal active method is used, stressing oral expression. The course develops a beginning knowledge of reading and writing in Armenian, and also introduces the student to Armenian culture. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: Not open to students who have oral proficiency or who have attended schools where Armenian was the language of instruction. This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Armenian 115 and/or Armenian 116.


111 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ARMENIAN II

3 Units

Armenian 111 continues the improvement of communication skills acquired in Armenian 110. It further develops language skills, including the reading and comprehension of simple texts; gives a broader idea of the structure of the language; and attempts to generate interest in the Armenian culture and further study. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Armenian 110 or equivalent.


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

201 EMERGENCY ARMENIAN FOR FIREFIGHTERS

1 Unit

Armenian 201 prepares professionals to communicate better with the Armenian-speaking community. Students learn basic Armenian phrases and questions necessary to carry out specific job duties in their occupations, such as the language for fire scenes, still alarms, and fire-related medical concerns. Discussions will also cover cross-cultural issues that affect interactions between firefighters and the Armenian-speaking community. Lecture 1 hour.

Not all courses are offered every semester. Independent study is available, with instructor permission, in all disciplines. Please contact the Language Arts Division for more information.

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