Course Name and Code
AC 352: Introduction to Armenian Music – Part 2 (in English): 3 credits
Summer Term 2013
July 1 to September 3
Hourly Breakdown of the Required Participation (hours/week)
|Audio – visual and text based resources
|Discussions, individual and collaborative activities
|Quizzes and assignments
||1 - 2 hours
|Expected commitment per week
||4 - 7 hours
Exchange posts with their peers and interact using discussion – forums, chats, Skype, audio/video conferencing;
Read and discuss online and text based resources;
Work collaboratively in small groups and individually, using a spectrum of online tools.
Course Description and Objectives
The goal of the course is to introduce to students the history of Armenian music and the main components and features of the music culture. Students will be familiarized with Medieval Armenian musical ritual manuscripts, notation system and its further developments, Armenian compositional art of the 19th century, as well as national Armenian classical music and compositional works of famous Armenian musicians. Students will learn about new trends in composition art.
The course has been designed to be accessible to a wider audience. The course is rich with various samples of Armenian musical culture, as well as the musical fragments of Armenian famous composers.
No hardcopy texts are required. Selected online resources will be included as a part of the lessons. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments.
The online resources are drawn from the publicly available specialized literature, academic curricula, studies of Armenian and foreign authors, multilingual works and publications.
Upon completion of the course, students will have familiarity with the musical manuscripts of Medieval Armenia, Armenian ritual music and notation system. Student will have knowledge about the work and life of the famous Armenian composers Komitas, Chukhajyan, Christopher Kara-Murza, and others.
- Armenian Medieval musical-ritual manuscripts
- Notation system of Armenian spiritual music
- Armenian compositional art. Armenian musical culture in the second half of the 19th century, (part 1)
- Armenian compositional art. Armenian musical culture in the second half of the 19th century, (part 2)
- Armenian professional music (composer’s art)
- Aram Khachaturyan, his contemporaries and followers
- Armenian compositional art of 60-70’s and its trend
The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. Activities and online discussions are supported by the online instructor to engage students in study and in-depth analysis of the taught material. Individual and group projects are designed to engage students in research giving them opportunity to collaborate and share the gained information with their peers.
The course lasts for nine weeks, including the orientation week. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days.
Students become familiar with the Student Manual, complete the Learning Style questionnaire, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in introductory discussion forum, and identify the time zone in which they are working.
Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course.
||Lessons 1-8 (use of electronic texts and multimedia resources)
Individual and group activities
||Individual project due
||Group project due
Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions, forums and chats, to participate in individual and collaborative activities, and to meet deadlines for assignments.
Students are required to be familiar and comply with the Academic Policy of AVC
Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following:
20% - participation
25% - individual project
25 % - group project
30% - final exam
Grades will be assigned by letters according to AVC Grading Policy.
For enrollment, please complete your enrollment application.