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Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages


Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages

Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages

Increase your knowledge of famous buildings and momuments from all around the world


Students: 3,432
Course Description

Humans have been designing and building monuments and buildings of all types and sizes from the dawn of civilisation to the extent that the built environment reflects a people's cultural, religious and political beliefs and characteristics. This free online course reviews early buildings and monuments from the Roman Empire through to the Middle Ages.
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It looks at examples such as Renaissance and Baroque architecture and well-known examples of 19th and 20th century buildings. Works by famous architects such as Brunelleschi, Bernini, Solomon Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are also reviewed. This course will be of interest to architecture and design professionals, and to learners who would like to pursue a career in the areas of design, architecture and the built environment. Even if you are about to design your new home, you might find inspiration by studying this course!

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Learning Outcomes

In this course you will: - Review early buildings and monuments from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages - Examine examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture - Assess examples of 19th and 20th Century buildings - Appraise the work of architects such as Brunelleschi, Bernini, Solomon Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


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Module Title
Module 1: Early Buildings and Monuments
Module 2: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
Module 3: 19th and 20th Century Architecture
Module 4: Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Assessment

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Course Title Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages
Course # 371
Course Publisher Smart History
Course Category 6
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Course Description  Humans have been designing and building monuments and buildings of all types and sizes from the dawn of civilisation to the extent that the built environment reflects a people's cultural, religious and political beliefs and characteristics. This free online course reviews early buildings and monuments from the Roman Empire through to the Middle Ages. It looks at examples such as Renaissance and Baroque architecture and well-known examples of 19th and 20th century buildings. Works by famous architects such as Brunelleschi, Bernini, Solomon Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are also reviewed. This course will be of interest to architecture and design professionals, and to learners who would like to pursue a career in the areas of design, architecture and the built environment. Even if you are about to design your new home, you might find inspiration by studying this course!
License  This course is available from SmartHistory through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 09 February 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Richard Joosse Australia Excellent course, loved it. 2014-11-27 04:11:24
  • Michael Shewry United Kingdom I found it very interesting how the designs have improved over all them years, but also how much details are in the buildings. 2014-08-19 14:08:06
  • Shannon Uselton United States of America I enjoyed this course very much. I am just taking classes that I think would be interesting and I was correct with this one! 2014-07-17 17:07:19
  • Yidnekachew Mulugeta Ethiopia I have get a good and basic knowledge about the colosseum. It the most beautiful architectural creativity. 2013-03-17 18:03:32
  • Emmanuel Asare Mensah Ghana Course Module: Module 3: 19th and 20th Century Architecture
    Course Topic: Seagram Building
    Comment: I want to improve on skills. 2013-02-03 21:02:25
  • Vartouhi Komjian Armenia Course Module: Module 1: Early Buildings and Monuments
    Course Topic: The Arch of Titus
    Comment: sorry , but may I ask if the date of the Arch of Titus is 81 CE or AD since all the other dates about the topis are AD in addition to the video> thanks 2012-12-19 00:12:46
  • Dan Bernier Canada Course Module: Module 1: Early Buildings and Monuments
    Course Topic: Temple of Portunus
    Comment: sound was not very good. The speakers sounded like they were walking and out of breath. 2012-05-27 01:05:05
  • Nicole Caluza Philippines Course Module: Module 2: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
    Course Topic: Orsanmichele
    Comment: florentine art - celebrate individual and rational thinking 2012-05-04 19:05:26
  • Carol Carter United States of America Course Module: Module 4: Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Assessment
    Course Topic: Architecture Assessment
    Comment: ok so i failed, got a 75. bummed . Some of the questions i never heard anything about. Buildings containg "oculus" and the choices I never heard discussed. Colums built with "entasis"..?Gaudi design as Art Nouveau I heard them call it contemporory. Basilica in Roman times being Hall of Justice and place of community and never seen or heard of Burj Khalifa. I liked the course but spending all that time and not passing or redo wrong questions after a review is upsetting. maybe i won't take any more courses. 2012-02-24 03:02:44
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