ARH 217 - History of Middle Eastern and Islamic Art
A historical survey of the visual arts of the Middle East and Islam. Including, selected works of Mesopotamia and Persia, metalwork, Islamic ornament and architecture, miniature paintings and calligraphy. College-level reading and writing skills are strongly recommended..
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the technical procedures and creator's role in art throughout the history of cultural production.
2. Demonstrate and effectively communicate an understanding of the impact of religious, philosophical, and political conditions on cultural production and communities.
3. Interpret and apply their understanding of the use and meaning of symbols and iconography throughout history to current issues, culture or history.
4. Compose written or visual material to effectively communicate knowledge and demonstrate comprehension of art historical periods, styles, terminology, iconography, theory and artwork.
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