Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
History Of Islamic Art ITS 511 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MEHMET MEMİŞ
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Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective Learning the emergence, development and characteristics of Islamic art. Recognizing the richness of the art in Islamic countries.
Course Content Islamic art and its characteristics, Historical development of Islamic architecture, Foreigner effects on architecture and decorative arts, Structures of Islamic architecture and their features, Islamic calligraphy and other decorative arts.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To interpret the concept of Islamic art Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 Explain the impact of the Islamic faith to the arts Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
3 Recognize the early Islamic architecture. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam,
4 To describe the general characteristics of the Umayyad and Abbasid architecture. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
5 To recognize the arts of the other Islamic state. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Explain the historical development of the mosque, madrasa and tomb architecture Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam,
7 Explain artistic concepts. Lecture, Testing, Oral Exam,
8 Recognize the ornament applications in Islamic architecture Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
9 Recognize the Islamic art of writing and writing types. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The concept of art and the branches of art
2 Factors affecting the notion of art
3 The matter of depicting and its effects on Islamic art
4 Reflections of Islam on the art
5 Islamic architecture in early period (Period of Prophet Muhammad and the Four Caliphs)
6 Architectural works of the Umayyad period
7 Architectural works of the Abbasid period
8 Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mameluk works
9 Architecture of the Great Seljuk period
10 Architectural works of the Anatolian Seljuk period
11 Ornamental elements in Islamic architecture
12 Historical development of Islamic Calligraphy
13 Writing styles and their application areas
14 Other Book Arts (Illumination, Miniature, Marbling, and Binding)
Course Notes
Course Resources [1] Yetkin, S. K. (1954): İslam Sanatı Tarihi, Ankara: AÜ. İlahiyat Fakültesi Yayınları
[2] Aslanapa O. (1989): Türk Sanatı, İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi.
[3] Çam, N. (2000): İslamda Sanat Sanatta İslam, İstanbul: Akçağ Yayınları.
[4] Can, Y. - Gün, R. (2005): Anahatlarıyla Türk İslam Sanatları ve Estetiği, Samsun: Din ve Bilim Kitapları.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To gain skill for data collection, consultation of the literature and analysis in relevant area X
2 To become skilled at knowledge of methods for the process of scientific research X
3 To gain the skill to make contribution to science, at least in one of the theoretical, methodic or practical areas, in the scientific researches X
4 To gain thorough competence in critical evaluation and synthesis X
5 To gain the skill for production of new ideas X
6 To have the capability of interdisciplinary study and gain the skill for adaptation of theory, method and applications of different branches to relevant branch X
7 To follow technical, scientific developments and information technologies in relevant area X
8 To publish at least an academically work related to the writing of history X
9 To gain the skill for communication with the national or international circles of the relevant branch
10 To have behavioral and ethic sensitivity in accordance with academic life
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Ödev 40
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 14 14
Final examination 1 14 14
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6