Ancient Armenian History – Part 1
|Winter 2021||November 27 (Friday) - December 20 (Sunday) 2020||January 11 (Monday) - March 16 (Tuesday)|
|Spring 2021||March 12 (Friday) – March 28 (Sunday)||April 12 (Monday) – June 15 (Tuesday)|
|Summer 2021||June 11 (Friday) – June 27 (Sunday)||July 19 (Monday) – September 21 (Tuesday)|
|Fall 2021||September 17 (Friday) - October 03 (Sunday)||October 11 (Monday) – December 14 (Tuesday)|
|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|
The course provides a comprehensive yet concise foundation of ancient Armenian history. The curriculum is divided into eight lessons to provide an overview of the geography of Armenia, the relationship of Armenia with Indo-Europeans, Armenian governance structures, Armenian origination, and the issues of Armenian independence, social, political and economic development and on the history of the Armenian Church. The course has been designed as an overview of ancient Armenian history accessible to a wide audience.
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.
Upon completion of the course, students will have familiarity with the chronology of significant events in Armenian history; contextual knowledge of the place of Armenian history within world history; and practice with the processes of historical inquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.
The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. Activities and online discussions are supported by 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.
The course lasts for nine weeks, including the orientation week. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days.
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|
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:
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.
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