New open online course, "The Architecture of the Mosque: Historical Roots and Modern Influences."

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Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Islamic History / Studies, Arabic History / Studies

This course is produced by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme, the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE), and the Edraak massive open online course portal. It provides an overview of the architectural evolution of the mosque from the birth of Islam to the present, with an emphasis on the past half a century. For this latter period, the course will focus on mosques that have received or have been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture since the completion of its first cycle in 1980.

The course instructor is Mohammad al-Asad, the Director of CSBE. The course language is English, but it also includes full Arabic subtitles.

You can obtain additional information and register for this free online course through the Edraak website at the following link:

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For additional information, please contact Zaid Wahbeh at the Center for the Study of the Built Environment:

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