Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ARCH 522 - JERUSALEM TO ISFAHAN

Long Title: JERUSALEM TO ISFAHAN
Department: Architecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate
Description: A seminar on key topics of the study of visual cultures in the medieval and early modern Muslim world focused on specific works of art. Politics of architectural patronage, dissemination of visual languages, calligraphy, "ornament" and figural representation in Islam, cross-cultural exchanges and trans-religious iconographies are among the topics discussed. For each lecture, Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings. They will write an annotated bibliography of all these reading to be turned in at the end of the semester. We will meet at the end of the semester. We will meet for an additional every two or three weeks to discuss interpretive and methodological problems and ideas associated with the readings. Graduate Students will be expected to complete all the requirements of the class in addition to writing a substantial research paper due at the end of the semester. Cross-list: HART 522, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ARCH 332. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ARCH 522 if student has credit for ARCH 332.