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We can read a city in a number of ways: in its plan, in the buildings that make its streets and public spaces, in the skyline. The aim of this architectural course is make you will learn how to “read” Rome, an ancient city, reborn in the fifteenth century and reshaped substantially in the following three centuries.


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: University of Notre Dame

Course Curriculum

Professor's Weekly Updates
Week 1 Video Update 00:10:00
Week 2 Video Update 00:10:00
Week 3 Video Update 00:11:00
Unit 1: About This Course
Course Introduction video 00:03:00
Course Tour Video Part 1 00:06:00
Course Tour Video Part 2 00:08:00
Course Tour Video Part 3 00:06:00
Watching edX Videos 00:02:00
Unit 2: Course Primer
Course Primer Introduction video 00:02:00
Timeline Help Video (transcript pending) 00:06:00
Classical Orders Part 1 video 00:02:00
Classical Orders Part 2 video 00:05:00
Classical Orders Part 3 video 00:09:00
Unit 3: Reading Cities
Reading Cities Introduction video 00:01:00
The Florence Skyline video 00:05:00
Florence Part 1 video 00:11:00
Reading Florence Part 2 video 00:05:00
Streets and Squares Part 1 video 00:06:00
Streets and Squares Part 2 video 00:10:00
Unit 4: The City and Memory
The City and Memory Introduction video 00:03:00
Classical Memory Technique video 00:02:00
Memory Theater video 00:02:00
The History of the Campidoglio: Before Michelangelo video 00:10:00
The Palazzo dei Senatorio video 00:07:00
Basilicas and Michelangelo video 00:10:00
Michelangelo’s Order video 00:05:00
The Relationship Between Buildings and the Spaces Around Them video 00:05:00
Janiculum Hill and Its History video 00:08:00
Bramante and the Tempietto video 00:15:00
The Tempietto and Its Materials video 00:12:00
Relationships Across Time video 00:04:00
Unit 5: The City and Reliquary
A Modern City’s Reliquary video 00:03:00
Axis Mundi video 00:05:00
More on the Axis Mundi video 00:01:00
The Gesù video 00:05:00
The Rise of Christianity in Rome video 00:17:00
The Lateran and Saint Peter’s Church video 00:04:00
The Christian Basilica video 00:02:00
The Pont Sant’Angelo video 00:09:00
The Castel Sant’Angelo video 00:04:00
The Piazza and Church of Saint Peter’s video 00:09:00
The Relationship Between Processions and Urban Fabric video 00:08:00
Unit 6: The City and Theater
Introduction to The City as Theater video 00:02:00
Piazza del Popolo video 00:12:00
Introduction to the Possesso Route video 00:07:00
A Fork in the Via de Papalis video 00:09:00
The Piazza dell’Orologio Part 1 video 00:09:00
The Piazza dell’Orologio Part 2 video 00:02:00
Piazza of Santa Maria della Pace video 00:07:00
Another Fork in the Via de Papalis video 00:06:00
Sant’Andrea della Valle video 00:06:00
The Via del Sudario video 00:07:00
Back to the Gesù video 00:03:00
Ascending to the Campidoglio video 00:06:00
Unit 7: Course Conclusion
Concluding Lecture Part 1 video 00:05:00
Concluding Lecture Part 2 video 00:07:00
Concluding Lecture Part 3 video 00:06:00
Concluding Lecture Part 4 video 00:07:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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