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Sona A. Tonikyan
Education (beginning with IHE)
Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University, 1989 - 1994
Damascus Institute of Arabic Language for foreigners, 1996 - 1997

Academic degree
Candidate of science - “The Mythological Aspects of Quran”, Tbilissi State University, 2002

Professional experience
1994 - 1996: Researcher in the Arabic Department of the faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan, Armenia
1997- 2003: lecturer of Arabic Language and Literature, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Arabic Studies
2003 - 2007: assistant professor, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Arabic Studies
2007 - 2009: associated professor, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Arabic Studies
2009 - present head of Arabic Studies Chair, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Arabic Studies

Academic courses
Modern Arabic Language
Arabic Literature in Middle Ages
The Origins of Muslim Law
Introduction to The Arabic Studies

Scale of professional interests
Muslim Law,
Quranic Studies,
Medieval Arabic Culture,
Muslim mythology

Participation in grant projects (present and past)
2007 - TEMPUS - Distance Learning Project

Languages
Fluent Armenian, Russian, English. Arabic.

Professional membership (NGO, professional council, editorial staff of scientific journal, funds etc.)
Member of the Armenian Association for Academic Partnership and Support

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