Armenian Politics aims to provide an in-depth understanding of major turning points of Armenian political transition since 1988. It identifies and discusses a set of questions related to the democratic transition, institutional, political, economic, and social developments in the post-Soviet Armenia. Issues of the Soviet heritage as well as questions related to the impact of the Karabakh conflict on the domestic developments of Armenia will be considered too. The course will also discuss topics related to the problems of migration, democratic consolidation, relations with the Armenian Diaspora and a set of closely related topics. The course consists of lectures, discussions and student presentations. Three hours of instructor-led class time per week.