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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals

Introducing the students ‘space’ concept, urban and architectural terminology, historical development of ‘building’, through discussing space and its components on urban and architectural examples from Prehistory to Baroque Period, Improving the skills of students in writing an essay for defining and discussing an architectural problem.

Prerequisite(s) -
Corequisite(s) -
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, Ataköy Campus, ZD2, 13.00-15.00, Ataköy Campus, Classroom ZA1
Office Hour(s) Lec.Dr. Ceren GÖĞÜŞ, Wednesday, 15:00-17:00, 2G01
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lectures, discussion
Principle Sources

Kruft, H.-W., 1994, A history of Architectural Theory From Vitruvius to the Present, Princeton Architectural Press, New York

Panofsky, E., 1995, Gotik Mimarlık ve Skolastik Felsefe -Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism-, Kabacı Yayınevi, İstanbul

Roth, L.M., 2002, Mimarlığın Öyküsü -Understanding Architecture Its Elements, History and Meaning-, Kabalcı Yayınevi, İstanbul 

Thorpe, Martin, 2002, Roma Mimarlığı, Homer Kitabevi , İstanbul

Vitruvius, 1993, Mimarlık Üzerine On Kitap, Şevki Vanlı Mimarlık Vakfı  Yayınları, Ankara

Other Sources

Akurgal, E., 2007, Anadolu Uygarlıklar, Net Yayıncılık, İstanbul

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

Kostof, Spiro, 1985, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals. Oxford University Press, London

Mutlu, B., 2001, Mimarlık Tarihi Ders Notları, Mimarlık Vakfı Enstitüsü Yayınları, İstanbul

Risebero, B., 1997, The Story of Western Architecture, Herbert  Press, London

Trachtenberg, M., Hyman, I., 1986, Architecture, From Prehistory to Post-Modernism, Harry N. Abrams, Netherlands

Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction Lecture
2. Week Prehistoric Architecture Lecture
3. Week Ancient Egypt Architecture, Architecture of Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations Lecture
4. Week Ancient Greek Architecture Lecture
5. Week Ancient Roman Architecture Lecture
6. Week Byzantine Architecture Lecture
7. Week Mid-Term Examination Mid-Term Examination
8. Week Romanesque Architecture Lecture
9. Week Gothic Architecture and Art Lecture
10. Week Gothic Architecture and Art Lecture
11. Week Renaissance Architecture and Art Lecture
12. Week Renaissance Architecture and Art Lecture, Term Paper Submission
13. Week Baroque Architecture and Art Lecture
14. Week Baroque Architecture and Art 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-1To gain theoritical level of knowledge about Prehistoric Period, the Egyptian civilization, the Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations architectures, architectures of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome
LO-2To gain theoritical level of knowledge about Architectures of the Romanesque and Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo
LO-3Ability of interpret and evaluate using the knowledge and skills the principles of architecture and urban development, innovation and developments in the emerging field of architecture through social and cultural history development in around the Mediterranean from Prehistoric period to the end of antiquity
LO-4Ability of interpret and evaluate the principles of architecture and urban development of the Middle Ages, east and west by studying the basic properties of the architecture of the Byzantine and Romanesque and Gothic.
LO-5Ability of interpret and evaluate the Renaissance architecture which is re-discovered the world of ancient times by examining its relation with Middle ages and Reneissance.
LO-6To have the competence to conduct an advanced study independently
LO-7To have the competence to make a critical approach
Course Assessment Matrix:
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