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Fall 2018
Jan 20, 2019
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ART 312 - Islamic Art and Culture
This course examines the beginning and development of Islamic art and architecture around the world from the 7th to the 19th century. Beginning with a discussion of Islam, Muhammad, the Qur’an, and a definition of “Islamic” art, the roles and meanings of divine structures such the Ka'ba in Mecca and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem will be discussed. The rapid spread of Islam to the east and west during the 9th -11th centuries created a new vocabulary for Islamic art and architecture, combining existing Byzantine and Persian models with Islamic motifs. Subjects covered will include: the roles of the written word and epigraphy, ritual and pilgrimage, private vs. public spaces, and political propaganda through the visual arts. Junior/senior status recommended. (General Education - Global Issues and Cultures and General Education Electives) Three semester hours.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Second Degree, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art Department

Course Attributes:
GNED-Gen Ed Electives, GNED-Global Issues & Cultures

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