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The Arts of the Islamic World

ARTS - 191

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

The course will examine the background, origins, and evolution of Islamic art and architecture from the 7th century rise of Islam to the present. The course will investigate the fundamentals of Islam as a faith and Islam's relationship to the pre-Islamic past, as well as the theoretical problem of creating a new visual culture to serve a new religion and society. It will also provide a basic understanding of the major themes and important regional variations within the Islamic World, including the specialized Islamic Arts of India, Indonesia, North Africa and Turkey.