Armenian Studies Programhttp://armenianstudies.csufresno.edu
Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Coordinator,
Armenian Studies Program,
Sergio La Porta, Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor
of Armenian Studies
Dickran Kouymjian, Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor
of Armenian Studies, Emeritus
The Armenian Studies Program offers courses on Armenian history, Armenian language and literature, art and architecture, film, William Saroyan, the Genocide, and contemporary issues. Courses in Armenian history are also offered under the Department of History.
The Minor in Armenian Studies prepares students for teaching careers in one of the 25 Armenian schools in the United States, for administrative positions in Armenian cultural, social, and benevolent organizations, for study and volunteer work in the Armenian Republic, or for graduate work in Armenian doctoral programs at UCLA, Harvard, Columbia, Tufts, the University of Michigan, or Oxford University.
The Haig and Isabel Berberian Chair of Armenian Studies. The Berberian Endowed Chair provides financial support for a distinguished Armenologist. The endowment honoring the Berberians was established by a major gift from their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. Arnold H. and Dianne Gazarian. Other friends have made significant contributions to this endowment.
The Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professorship in Armenian Studies. This specially designed endowment allows the Armenian Studies Program to invite, for one semester each year, an internationally recognized scholar in contemporary Armenian affairs. The distinguished professor will teach a single course on a subject related to modern Armenian history, including the Genocide of 1915 and the formation of the Armenian Republic. In addition, the scholar will present three public lectures on a single topic; these will be published as a volume in the Kazan Armenian Studies series.
The M. Victoria Karagozian Kazan Endowment Fund for the Armenian Studies Program. Thanks to a generous donation by Henry and Victoria Kazan, the university has received a special endowment to support Armenian Studies Program activities and to provide financial resources for research, publications, and conferences related to Armenian studies.
Pete P. Peters Endowment. In 1998, Mr. Pete Peters, a long-time supporter of Armenian Studies, offered the university a substantial endowment exclusively for helping with the program's outreach activities. For the first few years proceeds from the endowment will be used for student scholarships.
The Norma and Bob Der Mugrdechian Armenian Studies Endowed Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for students who are studying, or have declared a major, in the area of Armenian Studies.
The Armenian Studies Program supports the Armenian Students Organization, the student and program newspaper Hye Sharzhoom, and the Armenian Studies Program Lecture Series.
Thanks to an exchange agreement between Fresno State and Yerevan State University, qualified students can study up to one year in Armenia while registering and paying tuition in Fresno.
Each year CSU Fresno through its Armenian Studies Program awards more than $70,000 in scholarships and grants from endowments given to the University to aid students interested in Armenia and the Armenians. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000. These scholarships are for anyone taking Armenian Studies Program courses and not only for students of "Armenian" heritage. Students pursuing a minor in Armenian Studies are usually guaranteed a scholarship. Additionally, each year there are several Research Grants awarded by the Armenian Studies Program to students with a high GPA interested in carrying out research in Armenian history, art, or literature under the direction of a faculty member.
Students working toward a minor or simply enrolling in Armenian courses are eligible for scholarships administered by the program. These include the Charles K. and Pansy Pategian Zlokovich Scholarship; the Nerces and Ruth Azadian Memorial Scholarship; the Albert and Isabelle Kabrielian Memorial Scholarship; the Charlie Keyan Endowed Scholarship; the Yervant, Rose, and Hovannes Levonian Educational Grant; the John and Lucille Melkonian Scholarship; the Mary Nalchajian Scholarship; the Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund; the Pete P. Peters Endowment; the Koren and Alice Odian Kasparian Scholarship; the Genevieve Tatoian Scholarship; the Haig Tashjian Memorial Scholarship, the Kirkor and Mary Bedoian Memorial Scholarship; the Telfeyan Scholarship Fund; and the Norma and Bob Der Mugrdechian Armenian Studies Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Annual renewals are assured for students who continue to enroll in Armenian studies courses. In addition to these, full tuition scholarships and research-assistant grants are also available.
Print and fill out this 2010-2011 Scholarship Supplemental Form (MS Word 55Kb) and mail it to the Armenian Studies Office. You will need to fill out the CSUF scholarship application form before you are considered for a Armenian Studies scholarship.
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you do not have it already.
1A, 1B, 2A, 2B (6-8 units)*
Total (24-26 units)
* Students must take two of these courses in consultation with the program coordinator. Students who can speak, read, and write Armenian may elect to challenge one or two of these classes CBE (see Credit by Examination).
Note: The Armenian Studies Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.
Studies (ARM S)
- The Arts of Armenia (3)
- William Saroyan (3)
- Studies in Armenian Literature (3)
- Armenian Genocide in Comparative Context (3)
- Armenians in North America (3)
- Armenian History I: Modern and Contemporary (3)
- Armenian History II: Modern and Contemporary (3)
- Topics in Armenian Studies (1-3; max total 6)
- Armenian Painting (3)
- Armenian Architecture (3)
- Independent Study (1-3)
- Elementary Armenian (4)
- Elementary Armenian (4)
- Intermediate Armenian (3)
- Intermediate Armenian (3)
- Masterpieces of Armenian Culture (3)
Studies Honors (ARMS)