Armenian 101B: Continuing Armenian

Hasmig Seropian | TuTh 12:30-2 | 224 Wheeler | 3 units | CCN: 80306


The purpose of this course is to further develop students’ Armenian proficiency in all four language skills, using oral presentations, discussions, written assignments, and a variety of readings (literature, non-fiction, folklore, newspaper articles, etc.) chosen partly for their cultural significance and partly based on student needs and interests. Armenian is taught as one language, with two standard variants. Commonalities between Eastern and Western Armenian are highlighted and the difference recognized and taught.

Among the requirements are regular participation in class, homework assignments, one midterm and one final project and/or test. Course may be repeated for credit.

Required Textbooks:
Gayane Hagopian, Armenian for Everyone, Western and Eastern Armenian in Parallel Lessons, Abril Books, Los Angeles, 2007, or same book, Caravan Books, Ann Arbor 2005.
Anahit Avetisyan, Eastern Armenian, Comprehensive Self Study Language Course, ISBN 978-99390-10250.
Thomas J. Samuelian, A Course in Modern Western Armenian, Armenian National Education Committee, NY 1989, ISBN 0-9617933-5-X.
Dora Sakayan, Eastern Armenian for the English-Speaking World, Yerevan 2007, ISBN 978-5-8084-08 90-6.

Prerequisites: Armenian 101A or consent of instructor