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Fall 2018-2019
* ART 232 / NES 232 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Arts of the Islamic World


A survey of the architecture and the arts of various Islamic cultures between northern Africa and the Indian subcontinent from its beginnings in the 7th to the 20th century. Emphasis will be on major monuments of religious and secular architecture, architectural decoration, calligraphy and painting. Background in Islam or Middle Eastern languages is not a prerequisite.

Sample reading list:
R. Ettinghausen and O. Grabar, The Art and Architecture of Islam 650-1250
S. Blair and J. Bloom, The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800
M. Hodgson, The Venture of Islam I-III
J. Jomier, How to Understand Islam

Reading/Writing assignments:
Midterm examination, term papers, and take-home final examination.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
For department majors, satisfies the Group 2 distribution requirement.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20956 L01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20957 P01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
21070 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled