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FIF 214 Churches and Cathedrals: Decoding Sacred Symbolism

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Course Description

Examine hidden symbols and complex layers of meaning in the structures and details of some of the world’s most beautiful buildings. Churches and cathedrals are more than just magnificent and imposing pieces of architecture. They are extraordinary buildings that express complex ideas about human life and were designed to be ‘read’ by those who attended them. Who is the figure holding a book in the stained glass window? What do the carved figures in the portal represent? Why are there four beasts in the corners of the ceiling? Topics include: a brief history of the Medieval Period; history of church buildings; architectural elements; major cathedrals in Europe; the Bible, Jesus, Mary, saints and prophets; and, sacred geometry, colours and numbers.


  FIF 214 - 004 Churches and Cathedrals  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Available
Class:   Wed 6:30PM - 9:00PM
28 Sep 2016 to 16 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 8 Sessions
Hours: 20.00
Course Fees:   Fee before GST non-credit    $295.00
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Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Marina Fischer, MA
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