Undergraduate Course: Islam Through the Arts (IMES10074)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will provide an overview of some of the artistic expressions of Muslims. We will study examples of literature, calligraphy, architecture, painting, drama and film covering both the classical period as well as contemporary Muslim societies. These case studies will provide us with an understanding of Islam as practiced and expressed by Muslims in various time periods as well as some of the fundamental concepts of their faith. The course does not require a prior knowledge of Islam and is appropriate for both those who are studying Islamic Studies and those new to the field and wishing to acquire an understanding of Islam.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Before enrolling students on this course, you are asked to contact the IMES Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 504182, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 courses in a suitable subject area at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify the main artistic expressions within the Middle East
- Evaluate and Critique the main relevant literature on art and Islam
- Develop an understanding of the diversity of Muslim expressions of Islam and their arts
- Engage critically with the arts and and conduct independant research related to the topics and themes of this module
- Demonstrate advanced awareness of the influence of Islam on the arts and apply knowledge gained on the course elsewhere.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Islam,arts,Middle Eastern art,islamic art,calligraphy,miniature painting,film
|Course organiser||Prof Nacim Pak-Shiraz
Tel: (0131 6)50 8432
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618