Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Free (certificate fee: USD$ 49, optional)
This online course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) describes humanity’s rich architectural history around the globe--from 100,000 BCE to ca. 1,600 CE. It is hosted by edX, an online education platform.
This course in architectural history is not intended as a linear narrative, but rather aims to provide a more global view, by focusing on different architectural "moments." Each lecture analyzes a particular architectural transformation arising from a dynamic cultural situation. Material covered in lectures will be supplemented by readings from the textbook titled, 'A Global History of Architecture.'
Among the course outcomes are: