FINE2065. Introduction to Islamic art and architecture

6 credits

This course  surveys Islamic art and architecture from the beginnings of Islam in the 7th century through the early modern period.  It covers Umayyad Jerusalem and Damascus, Abbasid Baghdad, Fatimid Cairo, the period of the Crusades, the impact of the Mongols, and the Mamluk and Ottoman Empires.  Throughout the course, we explore interactions between Islamic art and neighboring peoples and cultures.

Assessment: 100% coursework.