Engineering an Empire, Part III
Dates: January 23 - March 5, 2024
Meets: Tu from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Center for Lifelong Learning 154
No Fee: $0.00
This course covers the impressive architectural and engineering accomplishments of some of the world's greatest civilizations. The fourteen-episode miniseries tackles ancient peoples such as The Mayans, The Aztecs, and Ancient Egyptians as well as more recent empires such as Britain, Russia, and France.
The course is an homage to the incredible feats of the Roman Empire and other notable dominating powers from Carthage to Macedonia, the Byzantine Empire to Czarist Russa. All of these great nation-states accomplished massive undertakings of engineering genius.
Aqueducts were found in both the Roman and Aztec cultures. Large palaces that most likely required aerial access were built by the likes of the Ancient Egyptians and the Mayans. All of these empires inevitably fell from within, but their legacies still last in their long-standing architecture and the history books.
The class completes the course begun during the fall term.
Instructors: Jim Barber and Herb Shivers
Center for Lifelong Learning 154