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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.
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