Course: ARMN 380. Contemporary Issues in Armenia and the Diaspora (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of contemporary domestic and international issues in Armenia and the Armenian diaspora, with emphasis on Armenians in America. Includes an analysis of Armenian genocide as a historical issue having contemporary relevance, and a focused examination of current-event issues such as immigration, assimilation, social and political activities of community organizations, and participation in the American democratic process. Attention also is given to the changes brought about by the influx of Eastern Armenians into established Western Armenian communities in the U.S. following the fall of the USSR and the re-emergence of an independent Armenia.