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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
2303026262011 The Relation Between Religion And Art 927001 1 1 6
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Exposing impacts of religion during formation and development of existing various art perceptions in the world and especially of Islamic Art by means of analysis and determination
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yılmaz CAN
Learning Outcomes
  1. Understanding that religious perceptions generally affect formation and development of art.
  2. Apprehending that Christianity influenced on Western Art so much with iconographic images.
  3. Understanding that religion influenced on Islamic Art so much especially about image matter.
  4. Shortly, apprehending the fact that religion influenced on all art perceptions more or less.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
N. Çam, İslamda Sanat Resim ve Mimari, Ankara 1994
Y.Can-R.Gün, Türk İslam Sanatları ve Estetiği, İstanbul 2006
B. Toprak, Din ve Sanat, İstanbul 1962
E.Akyürek, Bizans'ta Sanat ve Ritüel: Kariye Güney Şapelinin İkonografisi ve İşlevi, İstanbul 1996
B.Ayvazoğlu, İslam Estetiği, İstanbul 1992
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
How a relationship established between art and religions in chronological progress and how religions influenced on art. Opinions about art belong to important religions in the world and especially Islam and dimensions of this relationship.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Religion, art and iconograpy concepts
2.Importance and dimension of relationship between religion and art
3.Religion and art in ancient civilizations
4.Religion and art in Antiquity before Christianity
5.Christianity and art
6.Christian Iconography
7.Judaism and art
8.Budism, other Far Eastern Religions and art
9.Islam and art
10.Term Examination
11.The place of art in Islamic logic
12.Reflections of rules of Islam about faith, ethics and practice on art
13.Image matter in Islamic art
14.Aesthetic apprehension of Islam
15.Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination040
Field Work030
Writing Paper030
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination0100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Field Work000
Writing Paper31030
Individual Study for Homework Problems15690