ARMENIAN 101 - Western Armenian I
Fall 2015, Section 001
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Subject: Armenian Studies (ARMENIAN)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ARMENIAN 103 (ARMENIAN 173/AAPTIS 173).
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This first semester course is designed for beginners with no previous knowledge of Modern Western Armenian (MWA). MWA is one of the two modern Armenian standards (the other being Modern Eastern Armenian, the state language of the Republic of Armenia, also spoken by Iranian Armenians) and is spoken in the Armenian Diaspora. Reading, writing, listening, speaking are equally emphasized.

In the first two or three weeks the unique Armenian script is taught. Thereafter a new chapter of grammar is introduced weekly, in English and Armenian, from KB Bardakjian’s and RW Thomson’s A Textbook of Modern Western Armenian. Basic grammar and translation drills from Armenian into English and vice versa are emphasized and conducted in class, following a vocabulary quiz in the first hour of the week. About 35 new words are introduced weekly culled from frequency dictionaries, in clusters related to the grammatical points covered in a given chapter, in sentences reflecting certain aspects of Armenian culture. Audio and some supplementary educational materials are used. The second hour of the week is devoted entirely to conversation in class, with particular attention to those aspects of Armenian that may seem unusual to speakers of English.

Schedule

ARMENIAN 101 - Western Armenian I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
30422
Open
6
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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