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Modern 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 Modern Armenian history in 18th -19th centuries. It offers an overview of the Armenian liberation movements; Zeitoun uprising of 1862; National Constitution of Western Armenia; Russo – Turkish war of 1877-1878; the Armenian Issue; the formation of national parties, as well as the Armenian culture in 18-19 centuries. The course is accessible to a large audience.

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

  • Liberation struggle of Armenian people during the first three decades of 18th century;
  • Liberation programs of Armenia;
  • Armenia in the sphere of Russian foreign policy in the first three decades of 18th century;
  • Armenian during 30-60s of 19th century;
  • The upraising of Zeitoun; the Constitution of Western Armenians;
  • Armenian culture in 18th century and the first half of 19th century;
  • Russo – Turkish war in 1877-1878 and the Armenian Issue;
  • The formation of Armenian national parties.

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).