Forms of Education
The Faculty was founded in 1930 under the name of Faculty of History and Philology. The Faculty of Philology was separated in 1965. For some time, it was called Faculty of Armenian Language and Literature.
About 90 percent of teachers of Armenian Language and Literature working in Armenia and outside the country are graduates of the Faculty.
The Faculty is also famous for a number of distinguished educators and scientists, famed art and literary figures, such as Hrant Matevosyan, Razmik Davoyan, Aramayis Sahakyan, Metakse, Armen Martirosyan, Armen Shekoyan, Suren Muradyan, Liparit Sargsyan, Felix Meloyan and many others.
Many Diaspora figures, including Yervand Azatian, Jirayr Danielyan, Peter Balakian, Hovsep Nalbandian and Roper Hatechian have been invited to deliver lectures in the Faculty in recent years.
A number of academicians of the RA National Academy of Sciences, Doctors of Science/Professors, Candidates of Science/Associate Professors work in the Faculty today.
The Faculty has been and remains an important centre for Armenological Studies both in Armenia and in the Diaspora. The best educators of the country work in the Faculty. Most of its students usually participate in different events organized by the Faculty; they are actively engaged in routine activities of the University and try to gain the maximum knowledge and skills to be able to serve them to people one day. The Faculty students are also involved in the activities of the Student Council and Student Scientific Society (SSS). They organize joint events – mind games, roundtable discussions, debates on environmental, scientific and social issues, etc. the faculty students also participate in scientific events and recreational activities organized in other higher education institutions. Visits to museums, organization of different exhibitions have become an integral part of everyday life for the Faculty students.
The Faculty prepares teachers of Armenian Language and Literature who become the best specialists of their sphere.