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Middle Age Armenian History – Part 1
Available in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian
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The course has been designed to provide comprehensive yet concise knowledge on the Middle Age of Armenian history 5th -11th centuries. The course provides an overview of the Armenian liberation movements, the second partition of Armenian territory, Early Medieval Armenian culture, the sectarian movements in Armenia and the new royal dynasty of the Bagratunis.
The course is accessible to a large audience. Emphasis has been placed on the geography of Armenia, Armenian governance structures, the objectives of Armenian independence, social, political and economic development and on the history of the Armenian Church.

Terms Offered

Term

Enrollment

Classes

Winter 2022

December 3 (Friday) - December 19 (Sunday) 2021

January 10 (Monday) - March 15 (Tuesday)

Spring 2022

March 11 (Friday) – March 27 (Sunday)

April 11 (Monday) – June 14 (Tuesday)

Summer 2022

June 10 (Friday) – June 26 (Sunday)

July 11 (Monday) – September 13 (Tuesday)

Fall 2022

September 9 (Friday) -September 25 (Sunday)

October 10 (Monday) – December 13 (Tuesday)

Topics Covered

  • The liberation fights, 450-451, (the Vardanants War);
  • The liberation fights, 481-484, (the Vahanats War);
  • The liberation fights, 6th century. The second partition of Armenia (591);
  • The struggle of Armenians against the Arab rule;
  • The Early Medieval Armenian culture;
  • The sectarian movements in Armenia;
  • The struggle of Bagratuni Kingdom for the state system formation and its maintenance(late 9th and early 10th centuries);
  • Armenia under the Kingdom of Bagratuni.

What Will I Learn

Upon completion of the course, students will have familiarity with the chronology of significant events in Armenian history that had an impact on the Armenian nationhood; knowledge of the place of Armenian history within world history; and practice with the processes of historical inquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.

Course Schedule

Week 0

Orientation Week Students become familiar with the Student Manual, complete the Learning Style questionnaire, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in the introductory discussion forum, and identify the time zone in which they are working. Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance with all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course.

Week 1-8

Lessons 1-8 (use of electronic texts and multimedia resources) 
Individual and small group activities
Quiz

Week 3

Individual project due

Week 7

Group project due

Week 8

Final Exam

Course Requirements & Grading

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 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

Teachers

teacher
Ani Dekirmenchyan

Teaching Methodology

The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. Activities and online discussions are supported by the illustration-writing, listening method, as well as the top-down method. Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research and sharing of information. Students will gain from the course in direct relationship to the contributions they make to their own learning.

Course Materials

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 professional historical literature, academic curricula, recent publications in professional journals, educational material used in schools, and from discussions of controversies within the science of history.
The electronic resources are designed for university and pre-university students, secondary school history teachers and adult learners in Armenia and the Diaspora.

Course Sources

  • Danielyan E and Melkonyan A, (eds). The Armenian History. (Yerevan: 2008).
  • Melkonyan A. (ed). The Armenian History. (Yerevan: 1998).
  • The History of Armenian People: Volume I-VIII. (Yerevan: Academy of Sciences Press, 1967-84).