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Faculty of Sociology
YSU Faculty of Sociology was opened in September of 2004.:
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Artashes B. Khurshudyan

Head of Laboratory | Distance learning Laboratory
Education/Trainings
2014, 17-19 October, 14-16 November, Certificate, “Strengthening the application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in Armenia”, Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
2014, 4-8 August, US consultations on Judicial Education, Publications and Distance learning Programs, Commercial Law Development Program, US. Department of Commerce, Washington,DC
2011 January - June: Certificate program, International law and Diplomacy: Fletcher school of Diplomacy and International law, Tufts University, Boston, USA.
2006 January - February: Training program, Modern Electronic Programs in Distance Education: Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom.
2005 February: PhD in Social sciences: «Establishment issues and development trends of distance learning system in the Republic of Armenia», 013 Professional council, Republic of Armenia
2003 February - May: Dissertation research, Open University, United Kingdom.
2003 January: Training Program, Educational technologies and concepts: Open University, United Kingdom.
2002 February: Training Program, Educational technologies and concepts: Open University, United Kingdom.
2001 June: Master’s Degree: Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University.
1999 June: Bachelor’s Degree: Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University.
1995 June: Gold medal graduation. High school No. 147.

Professional experience in the field of distance education
2014 - Present: Distance learning international expert, HELP (Human Rights Education for legal professionals), Council of Europe
2004 - Present: Head of Distance Learning laboratory, Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University, RA
2001 January - 2003 March: Program coordinator, Armenian Distance Learning Network, “Tempus” European program

Distance leraning courses, packages and tutorials
  • Corporate PR, (co-author), YSU, Yerevan 2008
  • PR texts and media-planning, YSU, Yerevan 2008
  • Foundations of political PR and image-making, YSU, Yerevan 2007
  • Social research methods in PR, YSU, Yerevan 2007
  • International social work, YSU, Yerevan 2004
  • Practical guide for social work practice leader, YSU, Yerevan 2003
  • Handbook for teachers of social work, YSU, Yerevan 2003
  • Social policy. Models and solutions, YSU, The Ministry of Social Welfare of RA, Yerevan 2003
  • Foundations of social work, YSU, The Ministry of Social Welfare, Yerevan 2002

    Awards and Prizes
    Nerses Shnorhali Medal, For development of distance learning system in Academy of Justice, Ministry of Justice, Yerevan, 2016
    Certificate of Appreciation, For long lasting impeccable work, achievements in the fields of university education and science, professional training and in honour of 95 years of establishment of YSU. Yerevan State University, Yerevan, 2014
    Letter of Appreciation for Personal Contribution in the Establishment of Social Work Institute in the Republic of Armenia, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan 2011
    Certificate of Appreciation for impeccable work and significant contribution in the development of YSU distance learning training programs, Yerevan State University, Yerevan 2009

    Languages
    Armenian (native), Russian (fluent), English (fluent), French (colloquial)