Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

HART 221 - INTRO TO ISLAMIC ART AND ARCH

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This course is an introduction to the monuments and masterpieces of Islamic art and architecture. Proceeding chronologically, we will examine building types such as mosques, tombs, and palaces, along with examples of pottery, calligraphy, and contemporary art. Special emphasis will be placed on the global context and cross-cultural dimensions of Islamic art. The course will have some meetings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.