(One benefit of a large state university is the amazing array of topics one can choose to study--even within one's major!)
The specifics of the Armenian genocide are unknown to many and especially foreign to those unfamiliar with the history of the Orthodox Church. The professor is an ethnic Armenian himself, which should prove interesting.
Having taken a similar class on Jewish holocaust literature a few years ago, I know how emotionally draining a class like this can be. However these tend to be some of the most interesting kinds of courses to take because the subject matter forces students to grapple with issues and ideas that so obviously have consequences.