The Minor in Islamic Art & Architecture adds another layer of knowledge to the education of the student, and is open to students within the Architecture & design undergraduate program as well as to undergraduate students from the broader LAU community. The program focuses on a number of core courses and electives directed towards the investigation of a particular area of interest.
The Minor in Islamic Art & Architecture exposes students of the Architecture & Design program to the artistic and architectural heritage of the Islamic world, thus filling a gap in the current educational programs of architects and designers working in the Arab world. In addition, the minor offers a number of electives to non-major students who may wish to broaden their understanding of this important aspect of the culture of the region.
The Minor in Islamic Art and Architecture seeks to:
- introduce students to the rich traditions of Islamic Art and Architecture, and
- prepare students to respond better to the challenges of practice in the Islamic world.
Upon completion of the Minor in Islamic Art & Architecture, students will acquire:
- an understanding of the role and breadth of the arts in the various Islamic cultures,
- basic knowledge of the historic development of Islamic art and architecture in the Islamic world, and the major highlights of these developments, and
- basic analytical and interpretative skills in examining Islamic art traditions, and in formulating contemporary interpretations of these rich traditions.
A total of 18 credits are required to complete the minor, as per the following:
- Required Courses (6 credits)
- Elective Courses (12 credits)
Required Courses (6 credits)
Elective Courses (12 credits)
- ARC361 History of Architecture I (3 cr.)
- ARC584 Architecture in the Middle East (3 cr.)
- IAA595 International Studio (3 cr.)
- IAA481 Contemporary Arts in the Islamic World (3 cr.)
- ART331 History of Art I (3 cr.)
- IAA Elective (3 cr.)