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ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This is a survey course that studies works of art and architecture produced by artists of Muslim countries and regions from the period of the early caliphates (c. 700) to the heights of the Islamic empires (c. 1700.) It provides fundamental information on the formation of Islamic art, its history and philosophy but also deals with the relationships between the Islamic, Asian, and Western artistic traditions. This course includes but is not limited to visual examples from the Middle East, Iran, India, North Africa and Spain.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an awareness of the definition of "Islamic art"; detect and discuss the stereotyping challenges of the study of Islamic art (SLO #1).