Armenian Studies at CalState Fresno Announces Spring Classes

FRESNO–The Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno is announcing a full slate of courses for the Spring 2007 semester. The Armenian Studies Program offers a wide variety of courses related to Armenian language, culture, history, art, and literature each semester. Instruction for the Spring 2007 semester begins on Wednesday, January 17, 2007. Dr. Dickran Kouymjian, Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies, and Director of the Armenian Studies Program, will be teaching three courses. Armenian Studies 123 is a three-unit upper-division course exploring Armenian architecture. The course will be offered completely on-line, allowing students from anywhere in the country to enroll in the course. Dr. Kouymjian will also be teaching two sections of the popular Armenian Studies 20 course, the Arts of Armenia. This course is a survey of Armenian miniature painting, architecture, and the minor arts. Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian will be teaching four courses: Armenian Studies 10, Introduction to Armenian Studies, which explores the rich cultural heritage of the Armenia’s (10:00-10:50AM, MWF); Armenian 1B, the second semester of elementary Armenian language (11:00A-11:50A MTWF); an upper division general education course, Armenian 148, Masterpieces of Armenian Culture (9:00A-9:50A MWF), a survey of Armenian literature in translation; and Armenian Studies 108B, Armenian History II (9:30-10:45A TTh), which will look at the modern history of the Armenian people. Finally, renowned dance instructor Tom Bozigian will offer a one-unit course on Armenian Dance. The class will meet Friday and Saturday, February 2 & 3, 2007. The class begins at 5:00PM Friday. This class is open to all in the community, with a fee of $75. Please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559-278-2669 with any questions.

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