Program Description

The minor in Armenian will provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the Armenian language, literature and culture, as well as the contributions of Armenians to world civilization. Students with previous studies in Armenian should consult an advisor for advanced placement and course selections to complete the minor.


Knowledge of the Armenian language and culture has assumed a new importance since Armenia declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. As companies and nongovernmental organizations from overseas conduct business in Armenia, the need for representatives who are well versed in both the Armenian language and civilization has increased. Similarly, the influx of large numbers of Armenian immigrants from Armenia to greater Los Angeles has created new opportunities for Armenian specialists in various fields, such as medicine, law, law enforcement, education and the federal government. Minoring in Armenian and/or majoring in Languages and Cultures with an option in Armenian is no longer perceived as a purely academic endeavor, but rather as a pursuit with practical ramifications.

Program Requirements

Students must possess elementary competency in Armenian equivalent to ARMN 102 prior to enrolling in coursework at the 200-level or above. The total number of units in the minor is a minimum of 18. Depending on the student’s existing language competency, a total of 24 units may be required. Students should consult with the undergraduate advisor regarding demonstration of existing language competency.

1. Language and Linguistics (6 units)

ARMN 201 Intermediate Armenian I (3)
ARMN 202 Intermediate Armenian II (3)

2. Civilization and Culture (12 units)

Total Units in the Minor: 18


Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Chair: Adrián Pérez-Boluda
Sierra Tower (ST) 405
(818) 677-3467