Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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IAA491 Topics in Islamic Art and Architecture

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course will focus on a specific area or period within the history of Islamic art and architecture. The course will cover issues related to the historical and cultural context of a specific theme in Islamic art and/or architecture, and would address related aspects such as ornament, craftsmanship, stylistic patterns and cross-cultural influences.  The course is based on a series of lectures that cover the major landmarks, artifacts, and artistic production of the period in question, while exposing the students to the essential scholarship in the field.

Note: This course has been unavailable since 2016–2017.