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Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages Course


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


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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!

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 61 votes
Course Title: Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages
Course #: 371
Course Publisher: Smart History
Course Category: 6
Content Origin:
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
Content  
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Matthew Dukinas
    Matthew Dukinas United States of America I really enjoyed this course. 2016-01-13 00:01:45
  • Mahendran Thulasimani
    Mahendran Thulasimani India This course is really helpful to know about the ancient building culture and really wondering about their knowledge.. Thanks for providing this oppurtunity 2015-11-07 09:11:47
  • Christopher Jared Martin
    Christopher Jared Martin United States of America There is a wide selection of western culture architecture with a large time period which certainly allows the exploration of several classical and iconic structures. However, the course falls short with have no eastern architecture or wide range of complementary examples of styles and techniques of covered topics reduce the effective understandings of styles, periods, and components. Additional, there is no depth in examples or diversity of styles; New York city Modernism vs LA or Europe/Asia, Greek/ Roman vs. Egyptian/Babylonian. 2015-11-02 15:11:56
  • Vince Ellis
    Vince Ellis New Zealand Very interesting 2015-10-25 21:10:52
  • Despoina Michailidou
    Despoina Michailidou Greece It is a highly informative and very entertainting course. I find it very educative and extremely valuable. It certainly deserves the time I passed to complete it. 2015-10-20 15:10:44
  • Belinda Caulfield
    Belinda Caulfield United Kingdom It would have been beneficial for the learner to have some handouts that explained some of the features of architecture and some background information on the buildings highlighted in the videos, also some of the videos became confusing when different people discussed different elements and features of the buildings. A good course to get you interested in architecture and lovely to be able to view the different buildings that may be difficult to access due to location 2015-09-16 14:09:42
  • Adam Jensen
    Adam Jensen Egypt It is a great course to give you a push of information about building from old to modern architecturally and historically. It is wonderful one, thanks ALISON. 2015-06-22 21:06:44
  • Sam Chorlton
    Sam Chorlton United Kingdom It is a very interesting and useful subject to learn about for people who like history and culture 2015-04-08 22:04:29
  • Abdul Basit Shaikh
    Abdul Basit Shaikh Pakistan An informative course specially for concerned students. 2015-01-05 19:01:42
  • Abdul Basit Shaikh
    Abdul Basit Shaikh Pakistan It was really an informative course specially for me who is concerned with civil engineering. 2015-01-05 19:01:09
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