Fall 2023 Middle East UN3335 section 001

Introduction to Armenian Studies

Intro to Armenian Studies

Call Number 13154
Day & Time
T 10:10am-12:00pm
403 Knox Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alison Vacca
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Historians frequently situate Armenia between two powers: between Rome and Persia, then Byzantium and Islam. This class will shake up the usual “between-two-worlds” paradigm, which places Armenia and Armenians in the crosshairs of world powers. Instead, we will study Armenians as active participants in world dramas, at the center of global developments. Our main goal will be to draw upon a variety of sources to tell the story of Armenia and Armenians: histories, poems, art, coins, buildings, etc.  


  • Critically assess what it means to study history. Why are we learning this?
  • Analyze primary sources, whether written or material. How can we study this?
  • Engage with modern scholarship on Armenian experiences. How have other people studied this?
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 8 students (25 max) as of 1:06PM Sunday, June 16, 2024
Subject Middle East
Number UN3335
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233MDES3335W001