HIST 440F (H01) - Honors/Islam, Art, and the Past

Honors/Islam, Art, & the Past

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56433
While the world is all too familiar with images of ISIS using explosives and frills to destroy ancient sites and artifacts in Iraq and Syria, there has been little attention given to the dynamic role of art within past and present Islamic societies. Yet, Islam has a rich and vibrant artistic tradition, one in which ancient civilizations played and continue to play a major role. This course introduces students to Islamic art and cultural heritage through a study of Islam?s engagement with past artistic traditions in the fields of architecture and the fine arts. It also addresses how the recent actions of ISIS have changed questions about cultural heritage and stewardship in the Middle East and the West. Finally, the course asks students what they can and should do to preserve cultural heritage.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Honors course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Ethel Wolper

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 422