AHIS 140 Ancient Persian to Contemporary Iranian Art




This course is designed to explore the art and architecture of Iran (formerly known as Persia) by examining artworks from across media including architecture, painting, metalwork, woodwork, glass, and textile. By completing this course, students will be familiar with the visual vocabulary and artistic practices of Persian art from its ancient to contemporary times, as well as the art produced by Iranian artists in diaspora. They will be able to analyze the visual features of these artworks and contextualize them by applying the appropriate terminology. They will be motivated to expand their knowledge to other artworks from the region and draw comparisons with artistic traditions they are more familiar with.

Course Notes

AHIS 140 is an approved Culture and Creative course for Cap Core requirements.

AHIS 140 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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