ARC 231

History of Architecture: Prehistory through the Middle Ages

The historical development of architecture and art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages, emphasizing Western and Christian culture, with an introduction to Asian, African, Pre-Columbian American, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. Underscoring the cultural values that shape the arts and architecture, the course focuses on the development of building traditions around the world.

discussion boards

image collections
glossaries (inactive)

history in the news

'Millennia of human activity': heatwave reveals lost UK archaeological sites

The scorching weeks of the summer of 2018 left crops shrivelled and gardens scorched. It has also revealed the lines of scores of archaeological sites across the UK landscape, tracing millennia of human activity, from neolithic cursus monuments laid out more than 5,000 years ago to the outline of a long-demolished Tudor hall and its intended replacement.