Forms of Education
The Faculty is one of the main subdivisions of the University and has been operating since the establishment of the University. As a result of various structural changes, the Faculty and its Departments were named in different ways – the Faculty of History, Historiography, Historical Linguistics, History and Geography, History, Law and Geography, History and Law. It was been called Faculty of History and Social Science since 2020. History and Social Science
Fifty-nine specialists work in the Faculty today, including one academician and one corresponding member of the RA National Academy of Sciences, ten Doctors of Science, Professors, 45 Candidates of Science, Associate Professors, two lecturers, Associate Professors. The support staff of the Faculty is composed of six employees.
The Faculty has a three-level model of higher education under free-time and distance learning systems. It offers Bachelor's degree programmes in History and Law /Pedagogy/ and prepares future history and law educators. Bachelor’s programmes with a major in Social Science will be available in the Faculty starting 2015-2016 academic year.
Full-time Master’s programmes offer the following specializations: History of Armenia, World History, Law and Civil Education, Legal Education in Penitentiary Institutions and Special Schools. The Faculty also offers distance learning Master's courses in Law /Pedagogy/ which take 2,5 years to complete.
Postgraduate education courses are offered by the corresponding Chairs. Currently, 1031 students are studying at the Faculty.
Also, eight PhD students and one degree-seeking candidate are taking up a three-level education course in the Chairs of the Faculty. The Chair of History of Armenia and the Chair of World History and its Teaching Methods have been granted the right by the HQC to approve research topics, conduct qualifying examinations and discuss theses.
The Faculty publishes a yearbook entitled “History and Social Science” which presents the scientific publications and papers of the Faculty lecturers as well as representatives of other educational institutions both in Armenia and outside the country.
The Faculty also seeks to deepen its cooperation outside Armenia. It often invites representatives of foreign educational and scientific institutions to deliver lecturers for the University students.
Students are engaged in different extracurricular activities and organize patriotic events. The Faculty also has its Student Council, Student Scientific Society and a club of amateur mountaineers called “One Hundred Peaks.”
The Faculty is highly competitive; it has a good reputation among the universities and research institutions of the country. Many of the leading lecturers of the Faculty are members of the “Historians Association of Armenia” NGO established by the support of historians of Armenia. The goal of the NGO is to raise the level of history education and research in Armenia and the Diaspora.
The graduates of the Faculty work in schools, higher educational institutions, cultural, scientific research institutes, law enforcement system, state agencies, and elsewhere. Many of them hold top posts.
Dean's Office of the Faculty of History and Social Studies
Chair of Social Sciences
The Chair of Social Sciences was formed in 2019 on the basis of the Chair of Political Science and History of Law and the Chair of Jurisprudence and its Teaching Methods. The chair has had a sufficient academic contribution in terms of effective teaching of relevant subjects. The Chair’s main spheres of activity are Political Science, Jurisprudence and Social Science.
The main scientific directions of the chair are:
- Geopolitics and security issues in the region,
- Democracy and its contemporary manifestations / modern interpretation of models /
- Issues in Armenian political and legal thought and political culture
- Constitutional issues and sectoral law
- Civil society issues
- Sociology as an object of comprehensive research.
The Chair has 3 doctor professors, 1 candidate of Political Science, 1 candidate of Philosophical Science, 4 candidates of Law (all of them are Associate Professors), and 2 lecturers. Famous specialists from Armenia and abroad work at the Chair, among them Doctor of Political Science, Professor L. Shirinyan, Doctor of Law, Professor V. Hovhannisyan, Associate Professor in Political Science H. Sukiasyan, Associate Professor in Law A. Pkhrikyan and others.
Monographs, textbooks and manuals, scientific articles are published in the Chair every year. Also, the Chair organizes intra-university and republican conferences, seminars, and discussions dedicated to current issues in the sphere.
The Chair focuses on the study of vital issues for the state and society, conducts relevant research on them, and the teaching staff of the Chair publicizes research findings in various formats.
The Chair closely cooperates with other chairs in Armenia and abroad, as well as with the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.
Employees of the Chair are members of various professional councils operating in Armenia. They supervise dissertations and are involved in expert commissions.
Lecturers of the Chair actively participate in the processes taking place in the political life of the country, have their influence on political decisions made in the country, and provide political and legal advice.
Тел.: 59 70 13, 59 70 14
Head of the chair, PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor
Doctor of political science, professor
Doctor of Law, Associate professor
PhD student in Philosophy, Assistant
Chair of the World History and its Teaching Methods
The Chair of World History and its Teaching Methods of the Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan was founded in 1936 under the name of the Chair of General History
In 2007, the Chair also included the Chair of Russian History (formerly the Chair of USSR History), after which it was renamed the Chair of World History and its Teaching Methods. In different years, the Chair was headed by famous historians: Doctor of History, Professor Vahan Iskanyan, Doctor of History, Professor Vahan Bayburdyan, Doctor of History, Professor Albert Stepanyan, Doctor of History, Professor, an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS RA) Manvel Zulalyan, and Doctor of History, Academician of the NAS RA Ruben Safrastyan. The Chair has made a significant contribution to the study of the history of acient Armenia, Byzantine studies, Turkology, Iranian studies, and the study of Armenian-Russian relations․
Twelve specialists work in the Chair, including one academician of the NAS RA, three Doctors of Science and Professors, eight Candidates of Science in History and Associate Professors. More than 40 disciplines are taught in the Chair. Currently, the head of the Chair is Doctor of History, Professor Khachatur Stepanyan. The Chair of World History and its Teaching Methods has a strong commitment to training teachers of History and Social Science. In that sense, together with the Chairs of Armenian History and Social Science of the Faculty of History and Sociology, it solves an important problem.
At the same time, the Chair is a major scientific centre and it contributes to the development of historiography in general, and its branches (archeology, history of ancient Armenia and its neighbouring countries, Caucasian studies, Turkology, history of Russia and USSR, etc.) in particular. The Chair of World History and its Teaching Methods cooperates with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RA National Academy of Sciences and a number of famous scientific centres abroad.
The specialists of the Chair are actively engaged in scientific and pedagogical activity, participate in international and republican conferences and seminars, regularly write valuable scientific articles and papers have them published in different periodocals. The main mission of the Chair is to promote education of citizens in Armenian schools in the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Artsakh, Javakhk, and abroad, which is also reflected in the Chair’s objective to have and train qualified specialists.
The Chair does everything possible to assist in the invaluable work of educating conscious citizens and patriotic Armenians in Armenian schools. The Chair also aims to participate in the development of Armenian historiography, and to fight against falsification of history and facts by Turkey and Azerbaijan.
The Chair of World History and its Teaching Methods has set itself the task of becoming an innovative educational and scientific centre which trains highly qualified, competitive, competent, and creative specialsists in the field of history and social sciences. During the last ten years, the specialists of the Chair have carried out large-scale scientific and pedagogical research which has been manifested in various spheres of ASPU activity.
Tel.: 59 70 16
Head of the Chair of the World History and its Teaching Methods, Doctor of historical sciences, professor
Doctor of History, professor
Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor
PhD in History, Vicedean on educational work, World History and its Teaching Methods, associate professor
Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor
PHD, Doctor of History
Ph. D in History, Associate Professor
PhD, docent, Lecturer
Chair of the History of Armenia
The Chair was founded in 1936, with Professor Hakob Zoryan being appointed its first head.
Today the Chair has 21 lecturers who deliver courses in 31 academic disciplines – 17 under Bachelor’s degree programmes ad 14 under Master’s degree programmes. History of Armenia is taught in all Faculties of the University as an academic discipline.
The Chair cooperates with the Institutes of History, Archaeology and Ethnography, Oriental Studies of the RA National Academy of Sciences, as well as with the Faculty of History of Yerevan State University.
Lecturers always participate in various national and international conferences.
Tel.: 59 70 12
Head of Chair of the History of Armenia, Professor
Doctor of History, Acting of professor
Doctor of History, Professor
Doctor of History, Professor
Dean of faculty of History and Law, PHD, associate professor
Deputy Dean for Science and International Cooperation, Professor, Doctor
Ph.D. in Historical Sciences
PhD of historical sciences, docent
PhD of historical sciences, docent
PhD in History, Docent
Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences
PhD in Legal Sciences, docent
PhD in Legal Sciences, docent