History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 320: Art of the Islamic World

ARTH 320-002: Art of the Islamic World
(Spring 2014)

Robinson B113

Section Information for Spring 2014

This course is meant as an introduction to the rich material culture of the Islamic world, from the time of the Prophet to the present day. The course will concentrate on selected moments and monuments in the central historic regions—the Arab Middle East, North Africa, Spain, Iran, India, and Turkey—and consider the relationship of the visual arts to the history, geography, and traditions of each region. The Washington, DC area is particularly rich in museum collections of Islamic art, which this course will feature. Students will be expected to make two museum trips on their own during the semester as part of the course work.

This course may be used to fulfill the General Education requirement in Global Understanding or the CHSS requirement for Non-Western culture.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduction to Islamic art, from the time of Muhammad to present. Cultural and regional approach, utilizing local museum collections. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 24 hours.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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