4.614 Building Islam

Class Info

Examines the history of Islamic architecture and culture spanning fifteen centuries on three continents - Asia, Africa, Europe. Students study a number of representative examples, from the 7th century House of the Prophet to the current high-rises of Dubai, in conjunction with their urban, social, political, and intellectual environments at the time of their construction.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.614 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by N. Rabbat.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 5-216.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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