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Islamic Architecture In Context


This seminar will present a succinct review and discussion of key Islamic monuments from the Pre-Modern to the Modern times. It will also introduce issues central to the study of Islamic art and architecture by covering important historiographic movements from the last century. Emphasis will be placed on individual monuments, general thematic trends, the formation of Islamic art and architecture, and architectural cross-cultural exchange. Prior knowledge of Islam is not necessary, as important concepts will be introduced through readings and discussed in class. The course emphasizes writing, critical thinking, and presentation skills through discussions and assignments.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * PR450
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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