Columbia University Enriches Syllabus with Islamic Masterpiece

Columbia Center for the Core Curriculum expands Art Humanities syllabus, welcoming the first Islamic masterpiece: Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. The Spanish mosque, built in 785 A.D., exemplifies Islamic art and Spain’s heritage. The Columbian spectator noted that the move intends to bridge cultural divides and enhance curriculum cohesion.

However, it also consolidates two Renaissance units due to course length limitations, emphasizing the evolving definition of ‘Western masterpiece.’ Students anticipate a broader perspective, intertwining history and contemporary societal influences.

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