The Art of Islam

Subject code


Course Number



E. Woodward

Course Long Title

The Art of Islam

Cross Listed Courses


Art of the Islamic world from its roots in the ancient Near East to the flowering of Safavid Persia and Mughal India in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Developments are traced through architecture, painting, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork. Consideration is given to the continuity of the Near Eastern artistic tradition and Islamic art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing designation

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(AVC: Non-Western Canon), (AVC: Premodern)

INDS Program Relationship

IDCM - CMS Program

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