The Armenian Virtual College offers Armenian education curriculum covering three major subject domains. You may find out about course descriptions, credits, availability and prerequisites by selecting from the options below:
The Department of Armenian Language offers students the opportunity to learn Eastern Armenian or Western Armenian as a second language. The courses offered aim at strengthening developing proficiency, and versatility in students’ speech and writing and at further immersing students into the world of Armenian language. The course difficulty ranges from basic beginner to advanced levels.
The Armenian History Department provides students with the opportunity to explore the historical past and present of the Armenian people. The courses offer a comprehensive account of the history of the Armenian people from its ancient origins to its current state, both in the homeland and the Diaspora.
The courses at the Culture Department offer students an introduction into aspects of Armenian culture and the rich cultural heritage of Armenians in the historical homeland, as well as outside it.
Armenian architecture is considered to be a major component of the world culture with its monuments and the significant role it played in the development of world architecture.
The courses give students an overview of the history of Armenian architecture starting from the earliest Armenian architectural monuments and ending with modern times.
The courses introduce to students the history of Armenian music and present the main components and features of the music culture. Students will be familiarized with folk music, works of musical folklore, and works of “gusan” and “asugh” of Medieval Armenia. The students will gain knowledge about the Medieval Armenian musical ritual manuscripts, the 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.
The course is rich with various samples of Armenian musical culture, as well as the musical fragments of famous Armenian composers.
The courses concentrate on a broad variety of Armenian arts, including architecture, miniature and printmaking art, murals, sculpture (cross stone/khachkar art), arts and crafts (carpet art), painting, drawing, as well as photography. The courses develop in a chronological order and expand from Armenia to the Diaspora.
The AVC online chess classes are developed in collaboration with the Armenian Chess Academy. The course materials are based on the textbooks developed by the RA Ministry of Education and Science. AVC’s online experience in modern multimedia techniques is utilized to make the classes visually attractive to grab learner’s attention and to turn the fun of the game into an independent decision making ability.
The program aims at developing specific characteristics and learning capabilities of a learner, including concentration, creativity and strategic thinking. The program has three levels – basic, intermediate, and advanced.