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Courses in LSA Near Eastern Studies
The Department of Near Eastern Studies offers instruction in the languages, literatures, histories, cultures and religions of the ancient Near East and the medieval and modern Middle East. The department’s language offerings provide the foundation for the academic study of the literatures, histories, cultures and religions of the region. The ancient language offerings include Sumerian, Egyptian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Avestan, Aramaic, and Classical Hebrew. The medieval and modern language offerings include Armenian, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, and Uzbek. The undergraduate programs in the department are designed to initiate the academic study of the region, enhance the student’s critical skills, and promote an increased understanding of the historical processes underlying the transformation of cultures. Special Department Policy: The student must maintain at least a grade of a C in each term of a required concentration language. Those courses for which a student receives a lesser grade must be repeated.
Armenian Studies (ARMENIAN)
ARMENIAN 101. Western Armenian I
(4). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ARMENIAN 103 (ARMENIAN 173/AAPTIS 173).

Introduction to the Western Armenian Language with exercises in reading, writing, and speaking. A balanced approach giving equal emphasis to the development of language skills and the study of Armenian culture will be employed.

ARMENIAN 102. Western Armenian II
ARMENIAN 101 (AAPTIS 171). (4). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ARMENIAN 103(AAPTIS 173).

Introduction to the Western Armenian Language with exercises in reading, writing, and speaking. A balance approach giving equal emphasis to the development of language skills and the study of Armenian culture will be employed.

ARMENIAN 201. Intermediate Western Armenian I
ARMENIAN 102 (AAPTIS/ARMENIAN 172) or ARMENIAN 103 (AAPTIS/ARMENIAN 173). (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Continuation of Western Armenian II. Reading, composition and conversation. A balanced approach, giving equal emphasis to the development of language skills and the study of Armenian culture.

ARMENIAN 202. Intermediate Western Armenian II
ARMENIAN 201 (AAPTIS 271). (4). (Lang Req). May not be repeated for credit.

Continuation of Armenian 101/102. Reading, composition and conversation. A balance approach, giving equal emphasis to the development of language skills and the study of Armenian culture.

ARMENIAN 205. Intermediate Eastern Armenian I
ARMENIAN 105 (ARMENIAN/AAPTIS 182) or ARMENIAN 107 (ARMENIAN/AAPTIS 183). (4). May not be repeated for credit.

This course is a continuation of Eastern Armenian II and forms the intermediate stage in teaching Eastern Armenian in a two-year cycle. Fundamentals of grammar, reading, writing and speaking, as well as translation from Armenian into English and vice versa will be emphasized.

ARMENIAN 287 / HISTORY 287. From Natives to Foreigners: Armenians in Turkey and the Diaspora
(3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. Taught in English.

The demise of empires in the first half of the twentieth century has witnessed the rise of competing nationalisms and the establishment of ethno-national states. The turn from imperial to nation-state governance has meant the drawing of new borders and new imaginative categorization of populations based on ethnic, language, and sectarian affiliation. This course offers a contextual reading of nation-states in both the Balkans and the Middle East that were established out of the aches of the Ottoman Empire by focusing on the Armenians in Turkey as a case study.

ARMENIAN 410. Topics in Armenian Language
At least two years of coursework in Armenian or permission of instructor. (3). May be elected three times for credit.

This course is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students with advanced Armenian language proficiency. Topics will vary, focusing on aspects of culture, linguistics, literature, music, religion, film, history, etc. All material will be in Armenian, and the class will be taught in Armenian.

ARMENIAN 499. Independent Study in Armenian
Consent of department required. (1 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

An independent study course in the area of Armenian language. The intended language of instruction is Armenian.

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