Have a little extra time this fall and looking to expand your knowledge of architectural history? Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is offering a 12-course online course titled “A Global History of Architecture” that will cover everything from architecture’s origins 100,000 years ago all the way up to 1600 C.E – and the best part? It’s totally free.
Taught by MIT Professor of History and Theory of Architecture Mark Jarzombek, the introductory-level course is based around 4 main topics:
- The history and context of the important buildings that shaped our culture
- History of technological advances that significantly impacted the development of architecture
- Impacts of certain cultural and religious traditions on architecture
- History of climate and geographical changes that shaped human civilization and its architecture
Material will be taught in weekly video lectures supplemented by readings from the textbook A Global History of Architecture.
Those interested will need to act quickly, as the course is set to begin on September 14, 2016.
To sign up or learn more about the course, hosted by online course platform edX, check out the website, here.