Myrna Douzjian| TuTh 3:30pm-5:00pm | Remote/Online | 3.00 units | #21121
Armenian 101A is designed for students with a diverse range of language proficiencies, from second-year language learners to heritage speakers to those formally educated in the language. The course emphasizes reading and analyzing literature (fictional prose, drama, and poetry) as a means of language acquisition. Students will hone their language skills through discussions, written assignments, and a variety of creative group activities. While students choose whether they wish to write and speak in Eastern or Western Armenian, they also learn to navigate both literary standards with greater ease.
Course may be repeated for credit.
Texts: All readings will be made available on bCourses. Selections will be determined based on student proficiency.
Textbook for second-year language learners only: Practical Textbook of Western Armenian by Haroutiun Kurkjian (any edition). Available at abrilbooks.com and Amazon, ASIN B003IGI1P4.
Prerequisites: Armenian 1A-1B or consent of instructor.
Requirements: weekly homework (reading and writing assignments); four quizzes/unit projects; in-class journaling; class participation; take-home final exam.