Roman Architecture is a course for people who love to travel—in actuality and virtually—to a wide variety of places and we will do that together as we explore the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its vast empire in their ancient and contemporary contexts.
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!
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.
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.