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Course Name and Code
AH 282: Twentieth Century Armenian History – Part 1 (in English): 3 credits

Spring Term 2014
April 21 to June 24

Hourly Breakdown of the Required Participation (hours/week)

Audio – visual and text based resources 1 – 2  hours
Discussions, individual and collaborative activities 2 – 3  hours
Quizzes, assignments, summative activities 1 – 2 hours
Expected commitment  per week 4 –7 hours

Participants will:

  • Exchange posts with their peers and interact using discussion – forums, chats, Skype, audio/video conferencing;
  • Review and discuss online and text based resources;
  • Work collaboratively in small groups and individually, using a spectrum of online tools

Course Description and Objectives
The course has been designed to provide comprehensive yet concise knowledge on Armenian history in 20th century. It offers an overview of the formation of the Republic of Armenia in 1918-1920, its internal and external situation. The course provides information about the Turkish-Armenian War of 1920, liberation struggles of Zangezur and Artsakh, the sovietisation of Armenia, as well as the economy of Soviet Armenia from 1921-1928 and a number of piece treaties signed during that period.
The course is accessible to a large audience.

Course Materials
No hardcopy texts are required.  Selected online resources will be included as a part of the lessons. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments.
The online resources are drawn from the publicly available professional historical literature, academic curricula, recent publications in professional journals, educational material used in schools, and from discussions of controversies within the science of history.
The electronic resources are designed for university and pre-university students, secondary school history teachers and adult learners in Armenia and the Diaspora.

Course Sources 
Danielyan E. and Melkonyan A. (eds).  The Armenian History. (Yerevan: 2008)
Melkonyan A.(ed).  The Armenian History. (Yerevan: 1998).  
The History of Armenian People: Volume I-VIII. (Yerevan: Academy of Sciences Press, 1967-84).

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will have familiarity with the chronology of significant events in Armenian history that had an impact on the Armenian nationhood and knowledge of the place of Armenian history within world history. Students will acquire the skills to make a practice with the processes of historical inquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.

Topics covered

  • The formation of the Republic of Armenia. The internal situation of 1918-1920.
  • The external situation of Republic of Armenia (1918-1920). Paris peace summit. The Treaty of Sevres.
  • The Turkish-Armenian war of 1920. The sovietisation of Armenia.
  • The liberation struggles of Zangezur and Artsakh of 1918-1921.
  • The February rebellion of 1918-1921. The civil struggles in Armenia.
  • The peace treaties of Moscow and Kars of 1921.
  • The formation of Soviet Union. The economy of Soviet Armenia.
  • The industrialization of Armenia and the collectivization of agriculture.
Teaching Methodology
The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. Activities and online discussions are supported by the online instructor to engage students in historical inquiry and in-depth analysis. Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research and sharing of information. Students will gain from the course in direct relationship to the contributions they make to their own learning.

Course Schedule
The course lasts for nine weeks, including the orientation week. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days.

Week 0 Orientation week:
Students become familiar with the Student Manual, complete the Learning Style questionnaire, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in introductory discussion forum, and identify the time zone in which they are working.
Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course.
Weeks 1-8 Lessons 1-8 (use of electronic texts and multimedia resources)
Individual and small group activities
Week 3 Individual project due
Week 7 Group project due
Week 8 Final Exam

Course Requirements
Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions, forums and chats, to participate in individual and collaborative activities, and to meet deadlines for assignments.
Students are required to be familiar and comply with Academic policy of AVC.

Individual Project Description: Every student is required to work on an individual project and submit a project report by the specified date. The project should reflect the material covered and developed throughout the course. Students must consult in advance with the online instructor regarding the topic and content of the project.  A student who chooses a project topic early in the course will have a strong advantage as he/she will be able to use the class discussions and other activities in the formulation of their project.

Group Project Description:
Group project assignment has a comparative dimension to it.  Student teams will collect data from their respective home countries which parallels data from a particular period of Armenian history covered in the course.  Team members will decide together the types of data they will seek to collect and will agree upon a format for displaying and sharing their data.  They must create a group presentation using Word or PowerPoint or other digital media to display comparisons and contrasts of the findings among members in their group and to compare data from each country with the same period in Armenian history.

Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following:
20% - participation
25% - individual project
25 % - group project
30% - final exam

Grades will be assigned by letters according to AVC Grading Policy.

Late Assignment Policy
You are expected to complete assignments in a reasonable period of time. This prevents you from getting too far behind in the course and allows the instructor to assign grades in a consistent manner. Late assignments will result in a 10% deduction in the grade for the assignment (if the assignment is submitted a week late from the deadline) unless the student receives prior approval from the instructor. Assignments submitted later than 2 weeks after the assigned deadline are accepted (feedback only) but are not graded. Exceptions to this policy are allowed only in unusual cases.

For enrollment, please complete your enrollment application.

Spring Term 2014
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