Michael O. Garvey | March 3, 2016
The University of Notre Dame will offer its sixth massive open online course (MOOC), “The Meaning of Rome: The Renaissance and Baroque City,” beginning on March 15 (Tuesday).
The six-week course, taught by David Mayernik, associate professor of architecture, with Jay Hobbs, graduate student in architecture at Notre Dame, was developed by Mayernik and the Office of Digital Learning with the support of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture.
The course will concern the people and events that shaped Rome’s Renaissance and Baroque architecture and the architecture of the world beyond Rome. In addition to considering the city’s urban forms, sacred relics, monuments, theaters and other buildings — and what they reflect of a people’s values — it is designed to teach its participants how to “read” other cities as well.