A Global History of Architecture
Discover fascinating insights on humanity’s rich architectural history spanning from 100,000 BCE-1,600 CE with A Global History of Architecture Certification.
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Classroom
Mode of Delivery Video Based
Learning efforts 7-9 Hours Per Week
A Global History of Architecture Certification Course equips learners with limitless opportunities to acquire a larger-than-life experience of looking through the lens of history and historical architecture with its variations. Beginning with First Societies and proceeding with the 16th century, the curriculum enwraps all the valuable learnings of architectural history. This course is not intended to run as a linear narrative, but with a more global adaptation of concepts with a stressing focus on different architectural instances.
Through the programme pedagogy, course participants will learn about the impact of the introduction of iron in the 9thcentury BCE on the development of architecture and regional politics. They will also acknowledge how newly found and developed religions like Hinduism and Buddhism bore new architectural understandings by and large in society.
Each lecture imparted by an experienced pedagogue deals with architectural transformation arising from a dynamic cultural symbolism. The course material covered in lectures will be supplemented by additional readings from the textbook- "A Global History of Architecture" which would hone the textual knowledge of candidates and help them revisit what they have learned through modules. Lastly, the verified certification would make up a great addition to the learner's resume.
- 12 weeks of online education
- Free accessibility
- 7 to 9 hours required per week
- Supported by University of Massachusetts
- Introductory-level programme
- Verified certification from EdX
- Shareable certificate
- Self-paced learning
- Course material
- Instructor-led training
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
Learners need to check the following points for the fee-
- Access to A Global History of Architecture Certification Course is absolutely free. However, learners wishing to receive a certificate need to pay Rs. 3615.
- Interested learners can also avail of a discount of 90% on their financial assistance.
Fee Details for A Global History of Architecture Certification Course
Amount in Rs.
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
A Global History of Architecture Certification Course is not intended for a specified audience and anyone interested in the course can register for the same. Pursuing the course would be fruitful for the following categories-
- Individuals pursuing any course in history.
- Individuals looking for an introductory course on the history of architecture.
- Individuals having a penchant for learning about the current domain.
Certification Qualifying Details
Students willing to earn a certificate at the end of A Global History of Architecture Certification Course will have to purchase or upgrade to the verified course within the course upgrade deadline (which is mentioned on the course link) and obtain a passing score before the course ends. Since this course has ended and there is no certificate available for such courses, learners will have to wait till the registration resumes.
What you will learn
Stepping into the world of architecture from ancient world civilizations and studying various factors contributing to the same is the primary takeaway in A Global History of Architecture Certification Course, where candidates can examine the historical perspective of architectural engineering holistically. They may discover unique insights through this course, including-
- History of climate and geographical changes that shaped human civilization and its architecture.
- History of technological advances that significantly impacted the development of architecture.
- History and context of the important buildings that shaped our culture.
- The emergence of corn affecting the rise of religious and temple construction in Mexico.
- Possible impacts of the introduction of iron in the ninth century BCE on regional politics and the development of architecture.
- Impacts of certain cultural and religious traditions on architecture.
- Architectural consequences of changing the political landscape in northern Italy in the 14th century.
- Discovery of religious formations such as Buddhism and Hinduism playing a role in producing new architectural understandings.
- Transformation of rock-cut architecture across ages from West Asia to India to Africa.
- Development and interaction of architecture with the world's culture, history and religion.
Registrations for A Global History of Architecture Certification Course are temporarily closed. Once the registration resumes, learners can follow the given steps to register themselves-
Step 1: You will be required to sign up on edX or log in with your existing account.
Step 2: Navigate through the course URL- https://support.edx.org/hc/en-us/articles/215167857-How-do-I-apply-for-financial-assistance-
Step 3: Once the registration opens, you will spot an option for enrollment on the top of the webpage after which you will be directed with the further process.
The first societies
Borobudur, Angkor, and SE Asia
India and China
Italy - 13th to the 15th century
Stone – between life and death
Americas - shaping/harvesting the land
Cities and temples
After the taclysm and the rise of the eastern Mediterranean
Persia and Greece
Medieval Christian architecture
The gravettians and the hunting traditions of the north
Christianity and the roman east
Buddhism - India and beyond
Early Hindu architecture
Early Islamic architecture
Early Christian architecture
The Holocene and the agro-pastoral emergence
The 13th century - inner Asia and beyond
Iron and the new world order
edX offers candidates who are unable to pay the fee for certification the option of availing 90% discount on the price. To apply for the financial assistance learners should ensure that they have enrolled themselves as audit learners, after which they need to submit a financial assistance application.
They have to select A Global History of Architecture Certification Course from the course dropdown on the course URL. If the course is not visible in the dropdown, it may not be eligible for financial assistance. They will have to now confirm their annual household income range. Further, learners will have to write three distinct essays of at least 1250 characters as requested on the course page.
Once the team reviews the application, learners will get a confirmation within approximately 2-4 days if their application is approved or not. In the former case, the mail will enclose a coupon code for a 90% discount.
How it helps
A Global History of Architecture Certification Course is taught by Mark Jarzombek, professor of history and theory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which adds supreme significance to the curriculum and its learnings. Students across the world pursue courses from edX which is known to be a famous and eminent course provider furnishing world-class learning. After finishing the course, verified candidates can share verified certificates in applications for work or school, on resumes or CVs, and on recruitment sites such as LinkedIn which would accentuate their profile incredibly.
The shareable certificate would bear the signature of the instructor certificate with the logo of MIT which would certify a candidate's achievements in taking the learnings from this course. Working on the assignments would strain the brain of individuals to give better participation in real-life case studies and research. The certification would further increase their job prospects and selection in top universities.
Lastly, the fact that some educational institutions or organizations offer credits to their students based on edX verified certificates is an additional advantage of this course. Once learners receive confirmation from their respective institutions, pursuing the course will be advantageous for candidates in their academic endeavors.
Most current browsers will work aptly on edX, however, the latest versions of Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer will be the best.
After the expiration date, candidates will have to pay and upgrade to the verified certificate to regain their access to this course.
Learners can mention their queries in the course discussion forum wherein the support team or instructor will promptly address them.
While some courses come with a download option for the video modules, most of them can only be accessible online. Participants would be able to download the videos if the option is present beneath each video.
Candidates need an active internet connection to complete their assignments and view most of the course content. However, some downloadable videos and transcripts, if available, can be accessed on the lower-left corner of a video window.
Each course is usually offered twice a year, but it totally depends on the course team. Candidates will have to regularly visit the site for updates.
A candidate needs to unenroll himself from the course within 14 days from the purchase date or 14 days after the course starts, whichever comes later. A candidate shall not be eligible for a refund after earning a certificate. Refund succeeds within 5-10 days.
Candidates can check the deadline on the course link. Financial assistance needs to be applied for before the expiration of the course deadline to avail of the verified certificate.
Since each aid is granted on a course-to-course basis, it cannot be transferred from this course to another and candidates will have to apply for assistance individually.
No, learners will have to enroll for the course again and pay the fee again if they wish to get a certificate.
State Bank of India via Edx
Smithsonian Institution via Edx
Smithsonian Institution via Edx
Smithsonian Institution via Edx
SDG Academy via Edx
Catholic University of Louvain via Edx
HKU via Edx
Harvard University, Cambridge via Edx
IsraelX via Edx
Smithsonian Institution via Edx