HUM 175: Arts and Cultures of Islam

In this course, students are introduced to the rich visual arts, history, and contributions of Islamic Cultures from the 6th century to the present. Islam will be studied against the backdrop of the contemporary Byzantine and Persian Empires. Cultural exchange and culturally unique developments in the arts and architecture will be traced. Students will gain an introductory understanding of the main religious tenets of Islam. This course will investigate the material both from a faith-based position as well as an academic position (based on criteria of the historic-scientific method). The course may cover subjects and images considered sensitive to some practitioners of the religion. This course is geared towards students with an interest in arts, cultures, religions, and history, as well as those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the contemporary world.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Level II Prereq: Computer Literacy

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

offered in the daytime    

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

offered in the daytime    

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 3/30/23

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Description Hours
Credits 3
Lecture Hours 45
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 45

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