The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature at Cal State University Northridge has announced that Garabet K. Moumdjian–a doctoral candidate in Armenian and Near Eastern History at UCLA–will join CSUN’s faculty as a lecturer for the 2001-2002 academic year.
Moumdjian will join Professor Hermine Mahseredjian in the Armenian Studies Program at CSUN who has been teaching there since 1983 and has developed the curriculum for all existing Armenian courses. Moumdjian is well known within the Armenian community of the greater Los Angeles area. Aside from his pioneering role in the development of Armenian television programs in Los Angeles–he is a prolific journalist and public speaker.
Currently–the Armenian Studies Program at CSUN offering four different Armenian Language courses ranging from beginning to advanced. The program also offers upper level courses on "Masterpieces of Armenian Literature,"Armenian Culture,"The Armenian-American Child," and "Contemporary Armenian Issues," which will be taught by Dr. Levon Marashlian.
The course "The Changing Roles of Armenian Women," will be offered in Spring 2002. Also–students majoring in Liberal Studies can choose Armenian for their concentration. In the near future–the department plans to offer a minor program in Armenian Studies.
Moumdjian–who has been hired into a full-time tenure track position at CSUN–has authored several scholarly articles and book reviews that are published in Armenological journals in the United States and abroad. He is also the author of a six-volume Armenian textbook series (in Armenian) that is used in Armenian schools in the United States–Canada–South American and the Middle East.
Moumdjian has taught Armenian language–literature–history and current events courses at the University of La Verne and UCLA. He is presently an adjunct professor of Armenian at Glendale Community College. He is also the principal of the Armenian Mesrobian Elementary and Secondary School in Montebello–California.