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Learn the short history of architecture and enjoy the beauty of gradual development of architecture with the [course_title] course.

Starting from the prehistoric to the sixteenth century, the course focuses on the history of the development of architecture covering buildings and environments. You will learn about the context of the cultural and civilizational history.

Apart from the architecture history, the course focuses on the design principles and analysis. You will able to understand the factors that affect architecture and its meanings. It may be economic, political, religious or climatic. The course started its discussion on the first societies, and gods and discussed the Greeks, Persian and Central Asia, Rome, Gothic architecture, etc.

After completing the course, you will gain a complete understanding of the history of architecture from the beginning of human civilisations.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: MIT

Course Curriculum

Module 01
lec01 First societies 00:05:00
lec02 The Gravettians and the hunting tradition of the north 00:05:00
lec03 The Holocene and the agro-pastoral emergence 00:05:00
lec04 Grains, animals and the village world 00:10:00
lec05 Cities, gods and empires 00:05:00
lec06 Pits and granaries the sacred section 00:05:00
lec07 1500 BCE After the Cataclysm Knossos and Karnak 00:05:00
lec08 800 BCE Iron and the New World Order Greeks, Etruscans, Assyrians 00:05:00
lec09 500 BCE Persia and Central Asia 00:10:00
lec10 Fire, water and chariots (PDF) 00:10:00
lec11 Buddhism Out of India 00:10:00
lec12 Chang’an 00:10:00
Module 02
lec13 Rome 00:05:00
lec14 Rome (cont.) 00:05:00
lec15 The Americas 00:10:00
lec16 Early Christian transitions 00:10:00
lec17 Early Islam 800 CE 00:05:00
lec18 From Armenia to Borobudur 00:05:00
lec19 Early Hindu architecture 00:10:00
lec20 Southeast Asia and Angkor Wat 00:05:00
lec21 Gothic architecture Cistercians & cathedrals 00:05:00
lec22 Late medieval Europe Renaissance in perspective 00:05:00
lec23 History and time; UNESCO & cultural nationalism 00:05:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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