About this Course

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Learner Career Outcomes

12%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Instructor

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Politecnico di Milano

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Week 1

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
The celestial coordinates and the apparent motion of the Sun6m
The constellations and the apparent motion of the stars6m
Precession and the reconstruction of ancient skies4m
Sightseeing with an archaeoastronomer's eye4m
1 reading
Supplementary Course Text5m
1 practice exercise
Astronomy with the naked eye: how the ancients saw the sky15m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Week 2

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 24 min)
4 videos
Archaeoastronomy in action: hierophanies and sacred landscapes6m
The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Stonehenge6m
The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Newgrange4m
1 practice exercise
Astronomy, power and architecture15m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Week 3

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 30 min)
5 videos
The Great Pyramid and the stars6m
The horizon of Khufu7m
Karnak, Abu Simbel and the Egyptian calendar6m
The Amarna heresy and the horizon of the Aten5m
1 practice exercise
Ancient Egypt15m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Week 4

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min)
4 videos
Chichen Itza and the Serpent Equinox7m
The Inca pillars of the Sun6m
Macchu Picchu4m
1 practice exercise
The Pre-Columbian world15m

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