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ARHT2678: Islamic Art and Architecture

We survey the complex arts, architecture and material culture of the Islamic world and explore critical debates that help us relate different traditions that encompass this broad category of visual culture. We introduce important global, transcultural, and transregional currents in art history through an object-oriented approach to teaching that includes the on-site study of gallery and museum collections.

Code ARHT2678
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. recognize and analyse the arts, architecture and material culture of the Islamic world
  • LO2. apply skills of observation and analysis of visual materials, extending and amplifying their critical practice
  • LO3. exhibit skills and abilities in presenting visual material through critical argument in extended written and oral presentations
  • LO4. assume responsibility for their own research methods and encounter the full spectrum of methods of research and scholarship
  • LO5. engage with each other as peer supporters and learners through preparation, engagement and questioning in tutorials
  • LO6. encounter and engage a variety of global traditions of art and explore the critical debates that help relate different traditions within the broader history of art in the world.

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