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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals
 Prehistoric era architecture in Anatolia; architecture and city in the ancient Greek and Roman era in Anatolia; Seljuk and Seigniory Architecture in Anatolia from 11 to 14. Century and space concepts in these architectures; the relationship between Ottoman, Seljuk and Byzantian architecture; Ottoman architecture between 14. And 17. century
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Special Requisite(s) The minimum qualifications that are expected from the students who want to attend the course.(Examples: Foreign language level, attendance, known theoretical pre-qualifications, etc.)
Instructor(s) Assist. Prof. Dr. Ceren GÖĞÜŞ
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Tuesday 09:00-11:00, ZA2
Office Hour(s) Thursday 13:00-16:00, 2G01
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture and discussion
Principle Sources   Akurgal, E., 2007, Anadolu Uygarlıklar, Net Yayıncılık, İstanbul

Aslanapa, O., 1999, Türk Sanatı, Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul

Goodwin, Godfrey. 1997 (reprint of 1971). A History of Ottoman Architecture. Thames and Hudson: London
Hattsein, M. ; Delius, P., 2007, İslam Sanatı ve Mimarisi, Literatür Yayıncılık, İstanbul  

Kuban, D., 1995, Türk ve İslam Sanatı Üzerine Denemeler, Arkeoloji ve Sanat YayınlarıDeneme , Eleştri ve Tarih Dizisi, İstanbul  
Kuban, D., 1998, İstanbul Yazıları, YEM Yayınları, İstanbul 
Kuban, D., 1998, Sinan’ın Sanatı ve Selimiye, Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları, İstanbul 
Kuban, D., 2002, Selçuklu Çağında Anadolu Sanatı, Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık, İstanbul 
Müller-Wiener, Wolfgang. 2001. Istanbul'un tarihsel topografyasi: 17. yüzyil baslarina kadar Byzantion-Konstantinopolis-Istanbul (translated by Ülker Sayin), Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, Istanbul
Roth, L.M., 2002, Mimarlığın Öyküsü -Understanding Architecture Its Elements, History and Meaning-, Kabalcı Yayınevi, İstanbul 
Sözen, M., 2000, Anadolu Kentleri ve Anadolu'nun Kenti İstanbul, İstanbul
Trachtenberg, M., Hyman, I., 1986, Architecture, From Prehistory to Post-Modernism, Harry N. Abrams, Netherlands

Yerosimos, S., 2000, İstanbul İmparatorluklar Başkenti, Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, İstanbul

Other Sources Delius, P. (Ed.), 1996, The Story of Architecture, From Antiquity to the Present, Könemann, Cologne

Fletcher, Sir B., 1996, History of Architecture, UK

Kostof, Spiro, 1985, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals. Oxford University Press, London
Kruft, H.-W., 1994, A history of Architectural Theory From Vitruvius to the Present, Princeton Architectural Press, New York
Mutlu, B., 2001, Mimarlık Tarihi Ders Notları, Mimarlık Vakfı Enstitüsü Yayınları, İstanbul
Risebero, B., 1997, The Story of Western Architecture, Herbert  Press, London

Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Prehistoric Era Architecture in Anatolia Lecture
2. Week Ancient Greek Era Architecture in Anatolia Lecture
3. Week Ancient Roman Era Architecture in Anatolia Lecture
4. Week Byzantian Architecture in Anatolia Lecture
5. Week Islamıc Architecture Lecture
6. Week Seljuk Architecture in Anatolia Lecture
7. Week Seljuk and Seigniory Architecture in Anatolia Lecture
8. Week Midterm
9. Week Early Ottoman Architecture Lecture
10. Week Mimar Sinan and Classical Ottoman Architecture Lecture
11. Week Mimar Sinan and Classical Ottoman Architecture Lecture
12. Week Ottoman Architecture after Mimar Sinan Lecture
13. Week Ottoman Westernization Era Lecture
14. Week Ottoman Westernization Era Lecture
15. Week
16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 40
Final Exam 1 60

Program Outcomes
PO-1Critical Thinking: Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
PO-2Communication: Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
PO-3Investigation: Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
PO-4Design: Ability to reproduce the design information in the creative thinking process, to reach new and original results through universal design principles such as sustainability and accessibility.
PO-5World Architecture: Understanding world architecture in terms of their historical, geographical and global factors.
PO-6Local Architecture / Cultural Diversity: Understanding the architectural formations and samples of a geography through its historical and cultural context. Understanding the divergent canons of cultural values, behavioral, social and spatial patterns.
PO-7Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Understanding of conservation discourses and methods, and the subjects of cultural heritage, conservation awareness, environmental concerns and ethical responsibility.
PO-8Sustainability: Ability to design projects by using the information regarding the natural and built environment to reduce the undesirable environmental impacts on future generations through means.
PO-9Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility about protecting the commonweal, having respect for historical/cultural and natural resources and improving the life quality.
PO-10Nature and Human: Understanding of the relationship between human, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
PO-11Geographical Conditions: Understanding the relationships of site selection, settlement and building design by considering the cultural, economical and social properties as well as the natural characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation and watershed.
PO-12Life Safety: Understanding the basic principles of security and life-safety systems in the conditions of natural disasters, fire, etc. through building and environment scales.
PO-13Structural Systems: Understanding of the basic principles of structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces and the evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems.
PO-14Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of physical environmental systems’ design such as lighting, acoustics, climatization and the use of appropriate performance assessment tools.
PO-15Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies.
PO-16Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic design principles of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems.
PO-17Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of construction materials, products, components and assemblies, based on their inherent characteristics and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse.
PO-18Integration of Building Service Systems: The ability of assessing, selecting and integrating the structural, environmental, security, envelope and service systems of the buildings for building design.
PO-19Programming and Evaluation: Ability to prepare and evaluate an architectural project program by considering the public benefits in regards of client and user needs, appropriate examplers, space and equipment requirements, financial limitations, site conditions, relevant codes, laws and design principles.
PO-20Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates to make design decisions across various scales.
PO-21Considering Building Costs: Understanding the fundamentals of building construction and use costs.
PO-22Architect-Client Relationship: Understanding of the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand, and reconcile the needs of the client, owner, user groups, and the public and community domains.
PO-23Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
PO-24Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods.
PO-25Practice Management: Understanding the basic principles in the architectural practice processes like financial management, business planning, quality management, risk management, discussion and reconciliation.
PO-26Leadership: Understanding of the techniques and skills architects use to work collaboratively in the building design and construction process and on environmental, social, and aesthetic issues in their communities.
PO-27Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture.
PO-28Professional Practice: Understanding and fulfillment of employer and intern rights and responsibilities for development of profession.
PO-29Ethics of Profession: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in profession regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1Being able to interpret and evaluate the development of cities and architecture in Prehistoric Era & Acient Times in Anatolia. (SKILL)
LO-2Being able to interpret and evaluate the relations between Seljuk/Ottoman Empires Architecture and Byzantine Architecture. (SKILL)
LO-3Being able to evaluate the course's theoretical informations with a critical approach. (COMPETENCY)
LO-4Wtih the help of the course's theoretecial information and skills, being able to pursue advanced studies individually. (COMPETENCE)
LO-5To learn theoretical information about Prehistoric Era Architecture in Anatolia, Ancient Greek & Ancient Roman cities and architecture, Byzantine Architecture. (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-6To learn theoretical information about Islamic Architecture, and Anatolian Emirates & Seljuk Empire architecture between 11th and 14th centuries. (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-7To learn about social, cultural and historic development of Ottoman Architecture between 14th & 19th centuries (knowledge)
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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