Minor in Armenian Studies
What encouraged you to take an Armenian Studies course?
I was encouraged to take Armenian Studies courses primarily because I am Armenian, and also because of the great things I had heard about the Program and Prof. Der Mugrdechian, through my mother and aunt who had also taken courses. It also complements my major in History.
What did you value most from your experiences in the Armenian Studies Program?
The most valuable experience from the Armenian Studies Program would be the information I learned. I now have a deeper understanding of my culture and why it’s so unique.
What was your favorite Armenian Studies class, activity, or event?
It’s difficult to say which class was my favorite, since they each offered their own unique values. However, my two most memorable would be a course on the “Armenian Genocide and Diaspora” with visiting Professor Dr. George Bournoutian, and an Armenian Studies 20-Arts of Armenia course with Prof. Der Mugrdechian, where I learned about Armenian church architecture and manuscript illumination.
What are your plans after graduation?
My plans are to begin the credential program to become a teacher. I would like to relay Armenian history to my high school students down the road.