Buildings of Islam

Ref: C2228268

This course will consider the development of Islamic architecture up to 1700, looking at a variety of buildings from across the Muslim world ranging from India to Spain and Turkey to Morocco. We shall consider the geographical, historical,religious and cultural factors which have created a variety of regional styles and a distinctively Islamic architecture.

Course aim

This course will provide an introduction to Islamic architecture, looking at a range of buildings across the Islamic world and considering regional styles and their religious, cultural and geographical contexts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise and identify a number of significant buildings
  • Discuss the religious and cultural factors which have contributed to a distinctively Islamic style
  • Recognise and identify regional and cultural building styles
  • Describe the basic characteristics and arrangements of certain building types, especially the mosque

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Students might find an atlas helpful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Buildings of Islam

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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