The Armenian Studies Program at UCLA focuses on the 3,000-year history and culture of the Armenian people, both in their native homeland between the Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Sea, and in the dispersion. Unique in the context of Near Eastern civilizations, the Armenians maintained their Indo-European language and developed a distinct Christian culture that drew inspiration from and served as a link between the Orient and the Occident.

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  • Armenian Studies (minor)

    The Armenian Studies minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program with a group of courses that provide a systematic introduction to the study of Armenian culture.

    To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better, have completed Armenian 101A, 101B, 101C, or Armenian 104A, 104B, 104C, or the equivalent as determined by the department.

    7 Required Upper Division Courses (35 units)

    • Three Armenian language courses from:
      • Armenian 101A/B/C (Elementary Modern Western Armenian)
      • Armenian 102A/B/C (Intermediate Modern Western Armenian)
      • Armenian 103A/B/C (Advanced Modern Western Armenian)
      • Armenian 104A/B/C (Elementary Modern Eastern Armenian)
      • Armenian 105A/B/C (Intermediate Modern Eastern Armenian)
      • Armenian 106A/B/C (Advanced Modern Eastern Armenian)


    • Four courses from the Armenian section of the department; 199 courses may not be applied. With consent of the undergraduate adviser, two of the four courses may be taken outside the department. Ordinarily, the following courses may be applied: History 107A through 107E, Indo-European Studies M150.

    Other courses, including extra-departmental courses, may be applied with consent of the adviser. 199 courses may not be applied.

    A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor. Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.