Islamic Civilization and Artistic Expression

ISA Meknes Study Center

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Islamic Civilization and Artistic Expression

  • Host University

    ISA Meknes Study Center

  • Location

    Meknes, Morocco

  • Area of Study

    African Studies, Architecture, Art, Art History, Communication, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Moroccan Culture, Music (BA), Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This course is a broad overview of historical and contemporary cultural context, bridging diverse domains from religion and politics to architecture, music and popular culture. Students will largely be graded on their communicative performances during the sessions, analytical abilities, writing skills in addition to retention of essential information provided throughout the trimester. This course aims equally at bringing history and culture to bear upon contemporary global issues that frequently involve the Muslim and Arab World such as universal human rights, peace and conflict, cross cultural communication, and cultural critique. Among the major aims of the course is to enable students to develop a multi-disciplinary approach in the understanding and analysis of issues related to Islamic civilization, Muslim culture and artistic expression. Rather than being merely exposed to the latter subject matters, students will be initiated into developing deeper insights of the daily Moroccan cultural intricacies as well as Islam and art cohabitate.  We will equally provide a space for insiders and outsiders understandings of Muslim Culture along with artistic perspectives. 

    For a full course syllabus, please contact the ISA Meknes Site Specialist.