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new and exciting course is an introduction to Islam from its inception
in the 7th century to the present. Students will examine the
historical development, spread and significance of Islam as a
religious, social and political force. The course will also
explore the major contributions of Islamic civilization, including art
and architecture, which will be investigated as expressions of the
basic beliefs behind this major world religion and the people who
History 268 is an excellent course for art or history majors, or for
anyone with an interest in world religions, art, culture or
politics. There is an immediate need to understand Islam and its
various expressions around the world. This course is intended to
help students learn about Islam as a faith and to appreciate how that
faith is practiced around the world today. Currently, this new
course serves as an elective. Consult with your transfer
institution to find out if this course will transfer toward
your four-year degree.
History 268 is a team-taught course. Dr. Ronald Covil will be teaching
the history portion of the course and Prof. Jayne Yantz will be
covering Islamic Art and Architecture. A museum trip and a trip to a
mosque are planned.
Sample Pages from the Art History Syllabus