ARCH414 Introduction to Islamic Architecture

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ARCH414 Introduction to Islamic Architecture 2 0 4 Thursday, 11:00-13:00
Prerequisite ARCH207 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Edin Jahic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Wednesday:
11:00-13:00
Thursday:
8:00-11:00
A F3.14
E-mail ejahic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives To develop knowledge in Islamic architectural tradition through the major dynastic periods. To get familiar with typical forms, styles, influences, and decoration of a certain period. To introduce a student in architectural characteristics of main monuments from the formation period, through classical and post classical period in the end of 18th century.
Textbook Ettinghausen, R, and Grabar, O. The Art and Architecture of Islam 650-1250, Yale, 1987; Blair, S., and Bloom, J., The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800. New Haven, 1994; Goodwin, G., A History of Ottoman Architecture. New York, 1987; Hillenbrand, R., Islamic Architecture, Form, function and meaning, New York, 1994; Unsal, B., Turkish Islamic Architecture, in Seljuk and Ottoman times 1071-1923, London, 1973
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify major characteristics and forms of Islamic architecture
  2. Explain how Islamic belief gave impetus in formation of Islamic Art and Architecture
  3. Identify major succeeding dynastic periods together with principal monuments and their main stylistic features
  4. Define typical architectural forms in period of 7th to 18th century
Teaching Methods Power Point and hand drawing presentations. Active tutorial sessions for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. Essay. Drawing records.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction: from the birth of Islam till the formation of Islamic architecture Ettinghausen, 17-25;
Week 2 The Umayyads 650-750 Ettinghausen, 26-71;
Week 3 The Abbasid tradition 750-950 Ettinghausen, 75-105;
Week 4 The Umayyads of Spain 756-1031, North Africa 1000-1260; Ettinghausen, 125-145;
Week 5 The Fatimids 910-1171; Iran and Central Asia 800-1025; Ettinghausen, 168-186; 209-224;
Week 6 1st In-class exam (Topics from week 1 - 4)
Week 7 Great Seljuks 1040-1194; Ettinghausen, 256-286;
Week 8 Seljuks of Rum 1075-1308; Ilkhanids; Timurids; Uzbeks; Etting., 313-326; Unsal, 15-37; Blair, 5-19; 38-54; 197-207
Week 9 The Mamluk architecture in Cairo; Arch in Maghrib and Andalusia, 13-15th century Blair, 70-96
Week 10 The Early Ottoman architecture until the fall of Constantinople Blair, 114-131
Week 11 Quiz (Topics from week 5; 6; 8)
Week 12 Classical Ottoman architectural heritage Goodwin, 15-100,
Week 13 The Safavid architecture Blair, 183-198
Week 14 The contemporary Islamic architecture: challenges, approaches and expressions Serageldin.
Week 15 2nd In-class exam (All topics)
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final submission of the Essay 1 40 1,2,3
Semester Evaluation Compenents
1st in-class test 1 20 1,2
2nd in-class test 1 20 2,3,4
Homework 2 10 4
Quizz 1 10 2,3
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 6 12 Home study & work 4 12 48
Homework Assignment 1 5 5 Study for in-class examination 7 3 21
Essay 2 7 14
        Total Workload Hours = 100
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 4
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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