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Yale University

Roman Architecture

Yale University via Coursera


Roman Architecture is a course for people who love to travel and want to discover the power of architecture to shape politics, society, and culture.

Taught by

Diana Kleiner


4.3 rating, based on 13 Class Central reviews

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  • Edward Tanguay

    Edward Tanguay completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I began watching videos for this class in January 2014 when it started because I was going to be in Rome for 5 days at the end of March. Professor Klein's deep background of Roman architecture gave me a much wider understanding of the individual mon1
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I disagree strongly with two opinions expressed so far. I just finished the entire course and it was engaging and richly rewarding. While this course uses prerecorded video from Yale's Open Courses initiative, the production values are very good.

    Professor Kleiner is a world-renowned authority in Roman art and architecture -- and a delight to watch and listen to. If you pay attention to the lectures, do the supplemental reading, and complete the assignments you will walk away with a strong foundation in classical Roman architecture. Enjoy!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I took this course in 2015 it was great. It was obviously at a fairly basic level but gives you a good outline of roman architecture if you are visiting Europe. I'd say it was really for tourists rather than art historians but there's nothing wrong with that. In many MOOCs there is little feedback or contact with the staff , here this is not the cas. What I liked about this course was the online community, there was always someone to argue with about why there may be paving stones in Pompeii or why the romans shunned pictorial perspective in their latter paintings.

    I would definitely recommend this course if you are going to Rome, Italy or anywhere else in the former Roman Empire.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    there are mistakes in the spoken text and repetitions which lead to incorrect notetaking and test results. Also basic info. hard to find as recom. by lecturer.i suggest some of these problems are due to the background staff preparing the info. I am also doing Everyday Morality at Yale with all readings and info. upfront and ahead of timewhich makes the class a pleasure.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Extraordinary. Dr. Kleiner was at the time a star on Yale's faculty. Extremely well organized and informative. The accompanying text is very good too. Dr. Kleiner's husband is Dr. Fred S. Kleiner who is also an accomplished academic in Art History at Boston University.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Really good course! Thanks Cant explain How HAPPY I AM Really good course! Thanks Cant explain How HAPPY I AM
  • Lucile completed this course.

    I began this course some time ago but never had time to really follow it. Now I wanted to, at least, download the material, but there is only "view course record", and it send me to the achievement part. Is there a direct link to the lectures ?
    Thanks in advance
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Not happy with the course. Expected much more from Yale. These are just videotaped lectures that are available on youtube since for years and too many technical problems. Looks like Yale didn't put enough effort into it.
  • Kaleab Yohannes

    Kaleab Yohannes is taking this course right now, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I want to be an arctect and i am an ethiopian student i want to learn basiv things on the feild to make my universty life easy
  • Aana

    Aana completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

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