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DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE – MUST COURSE CONTENTS

FIRST YEAR/ FALL SEMESTER

ARCH 101 BASIC DESIGN (4-4) 6
This course is an introduction to the basic elements, concepts and principles of design. It comprises specific assignments to develop mental and manual skills to deal with the design problems at hand and to form visual and formal values for forming compositional unities in two and three dimensions.

 

ARCH 121 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE (2-0) 2
This course provides an introduction to the basic scope and vocabulary of architecture and architectural design. It includes the theoretical study of the primary concepts of architectural knowledge, principally on architectural form, structure, function and context. It examines these architectural concepts in detail in order to develop the basic means and criteria of understanding and evaluating the formation of architectural products within their environment.

 

ARCH 131 TECHNICAL DRAWING (2-2) 3
This course involves exercises to develop perception, communication, and visual concepts in architecture by using drawing media. It concentrates on specific themes, such as formal rules of abstraction, visualization of three dimensionality, drawing to scale, proficiency in drawing, manipulation of drafting techniques, and basic skills of graphic expressions. The drawing equipment, materials and techniques are introduced to students via this course.

 

ARCH 103 FREE-HAND DRAWING (3-0) 3
This course introduces students free hand drawing and to describe how to make architectural sketches. Course designed to improve students’ skills of visual expression.

 

FIRST YEAR/ SPRING SEMESTER

ARCH 102 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (4-4) 6
This studio course is the introductory course for the design studios. It introduces students what the architectural design idea is and to analyzing design ideas in a given project. It demonstrates that design process is depended to the concepts of context and program. Students firstly encounter with what the context and program are.

 

ARCH 104 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY I (2-0) 2
Architectural History I is the first one of four general survey courses that provide students with a critical understanding of architectural developments and cross-cultural relations. The material presented in this course is drawn from the Neolithic through the Middle Ages and will focus particularly on the architecture of Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The course will deal with architecture and built environment within a contextual frame.

 

ARCH 132 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING (2-2) 3
This course introduces students to architectural drawing techniques in proper scales. It involves exercises to give the principles of three dimensional, pictorial drawing techniques, and perspective drawings (one point perspective and two points perspective). It focuses to architectural drawing methods from site plan and sections to application project scale.

 

ARCH 122 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING MECHANICS (2-0) 2
Introduction to principles of statics and strength. Force vectors, equivalent force systems, free body diagrams, support reactions, analysis of planar trusses, analysis of beams, shear force, bending moment and axial force diagrams, centroids and moment of inertia of sections, stress and strain, axial stress, shear stress, bending stress, combined stress effects.

 

SECOND YEAR/ FALL SEMESTER

ARCH 201 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO I (4-4) 6
This is the first studio in the Architectural Design Studio series, which totals 6 studios in all. The Architectural Design Studio series constitutes the core of the architectural curriculum. The Architectural Design Studio series allows students to apply their theoretical and technical knowledge/skills to specific design problems. Each studio in the series covers various aspects of design and places in a different emphasis on the topic, concept, scale, and context of the design problem. This course introduces students what the “dwelling” means and related concepts are such as neighbourhood, privacy, private space in a physical context.

 

ARCH 225 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY II (2-0) 2
Architectural History II is the second one of four general survey courses that provides students with a critical understanding of architectural developments and cross-cultural relations. The material presented in this course is drawn from the end of the 7th through the 19th centuries and will focus particularly on the architecture of Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The course will deal with architecture and built environment within a contextual frame.

 

ARCH 233 CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS I (2-2) 3
Covering the aspects of building construction by concentrating on the main elements of buildings. In this respect, architectural background of buildings such as foundations, walls, and floor systems are analyzed. Also, terminology regarding various materials and structural systems are covered within the content of this course.

 

ARCH 237 BEHAVIOR AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES (2-0) 2
A survey of the elements influencing the behavior of structures. Use of appropriate approximate and exact methods of analysis. Deflections, distribution of internal forces and stresses. Behavior of frame systems under gravitational and lateral load effects.

 

ARCH 243 BUILDING SCIENCE I (2-0) 2
The course covers evaluation of factors that create the climatic environment, precautions regarding to climatic environment and standards and regulations on the subject, heat flow and movements due to heat in building elements, rules that will be taken into consideration during the design in terms of fuel economy, solar control methods, precautions to be taken against water and moisture on building, insulation systems and their details. In addition the course provides principles of integrating HVAC systems and into design while regarding renewable energy potential. Design integration of water supply and disposal, waste management are also subjects of the course.

 

ARCH 203 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I (2-2) 3
This is an undergraduate course which aims to develop the basic skills for 2D architectural drawing and 3D architectural modeling using one or more computer aided design software. This course is the first phase of the series of the computer aided design courses based on a total comprehension of architectural drawing, modeling and representation by computer aided design applications in pursuit of a contemporary means of architectural design and representation at the end. It aims to bring the students of architecture in the basic information and tools for 2D architectural drawing and 3D architectural modeling by a comprehension of the basic rules for a computer aided orthographic composition and 3D representation of the architectural design projects. Producing architectural drawings and modelings in different scales in computer aided software forms the essential part of the course.

 

SECOND YEAR/ SPRING SEMESTER

ARCH 202 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO  II (4-4) 6
This is the second studio in the Architectural Design Studio series, which totals 6 studios in all. The Architectural Design Studio series constitutes the core of the architectural curriculum. The Architectural Design Studio series allows students to apply their theoretical and technical knowledge/skills to specific design problems. Each studio in the series covers various aspects of design and places a different emphasis on the topic, concept, scale, and context of the design problem. The main focus of this course is the notions of privacy and publicity within a physical context. The architectural programming is moderate and small-scale. The topics may cover but not limited to housing, office and administration, retail, education and research, sports, recreation and public safety. The drawing and representation scale of the projects will mainly constitute of 1/100 scale.

 

ARCH 204 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY III (2-0) 2
Architectural History III is the third one of four general survey courses that provide students with a critical understanding of architectural developments and cross-cultural relations. This course covers art and architecture of the 20th and 21th centuries as exemplified especially in Europe and USA. Steady and rapid changes, similar and contrasting ideas and their reflections in art & and architecture will be discussed in the course.

 

ARCH 234 CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS II (2-2) 3
Covering the aspects of building construction by concentrating on the main elements of buildings. In this respect, architectural background such as staircases and roof systems are analyzed. Also, terminology regarding various materials and structural systems are covered within the content of this course.

 

ARCH 238 INNOVATIVE STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS (2-0) 2
An environment of innovative application for theoretical concepts acquired in previous structure courses. Introductory use of computer software for structural analysis. Structural design projects concerning the design, building and testing of small-scale truss and frame systems.

 

ARCH 214 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN II (2-2) 3
This is an undergraduate course which aims to develop the basic skills for 3D architectural rendering and 2D architectural visualization and illustration using one or more computer aided design software. This course is the second phase of the series of the computer aided design courses based on a total comprehension of architectural drawing, modeling and representation by computer aided design applications in pursuit of a contemporary means of architectural design and representation at the end. It aims to bring the students of architecture in the basic information and tools for 3D architectural rendering and 2D architectural visualization by a comprehension of the basic rules for a computer aided rendering and representation of the architectural projects. Producing architectural drawings and modelings in different scales in computer aided software forms the essential part of the course.

 

ARCH 100 SUMMER PRACTICE: BUILDING SITE I (0-0) 0
ARCH 100 Summer Practice is the first one of the series of Summer practices in the curriculum of the department of Architecture. It has a different process than the other undergraduate courses of the department in terms of its structure and timing. In this course, the student is on his own to prepare a proper report on the development of a building process by considering the rules which were mentioned in the regulations and announced via related internet page. In general, ARCH 100 is intended to be a self-teaching process for the students of architecture in terms of building site organization and other aspects of building construction. The students are expected to complete their summer practice in a construction site with basic applications in progress.

 

THIRD YEAR/ FALL SEMESTER

ARCH 301 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO  III (4-4) 6
This is the third studio in the Architectural Design Studio series, which totals six studios in all. The Architectural Design Studio series constitutes the core of the architectural curriculum. The Architectural Design Studio series allows students to apply their theoretical and technical knowledge/skills to specific design problems. Each studio in the series covers various aspects of design and places a different emphasis on the topic, concept, scale, and context of the design problem. The main focus of this course is to concentrate on medium scale public buildings (such as office blocks, governmental buildings, education and research units, sport and recreational buildings etc.) or housing projects by focusing on the integration of composition, site, program, mass and form in relation to structure, and methods of construction.

 

ARCH 305 CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS III (2-2) 3
Covering the aspects of building construction by concentrating on the main elements of buildings. In this respect, architectural background of building systems such as Environmental & Utility Services, Ceiling Systems, Cladding & Wood Veneering, Structural Glazing systems, Curtain Wall Systems are analyzed. Also, terminology regarding various materials and structural systems are covered within the content of this course.

 

ARCH 311 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY IV (2-0) 2
Architectural History IV is the last one of four general survey courses that provides students with a critical understanding of architectural developments and cross-cultural relations. This course covers art and architecture of the 20th and 21th centuries as exemplified especially in Turkey. Steady and rapid changes, similar and contrasting ideas and their reflections in art & and architecture will be discussed in the course.

 

ARCH 313 PRINCIPLES OF CITY PLANNING (3-0) 3
Definition of the city, its development and analysis of its elements, functions, and corresponding physical form. Introduction to city planning: historical background, land-use planning, transportation planning, planning at different scales, management of cities, legal framework guiding the formation of cities.

 

ARCH 315 HERITAGE CONSCIOUSNESS & CONSERVATION (3-0) 3
This course is intended for developing heritage consciousness amongst the students of architecture. ARCH315 is the introductory level course for the possible forthcoming courses concerning the issues of heritage conservation and architectural restoration. In ARCH315 students are expected to get information about cultural heritage, understand the meaning and importance of architectural heritage with respect to the values of them.

 

THIRD YEAR/ SPRING SEMESTER

ARCH 302 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO  IV (4-4) 6
This is the fourth studio in the Architectural Design Studio series, which totals 6 studios in all. The Architectural Design Studio series constitutes the core of the architectural curriculum. The Architectural Design Studio series allows students to apply their theoretical and technical knowledge/skills to specific design problems. Each studio in the series covers various aspects of design and places a different emphasis on the topic, concept, scale, and context of the design problem. The main focus of this course is on the contextual interpretation of design problem within a technological context which consists of tectonic, structural, accessibility and sustainability aspects. The topic and scale vary depending on design problem.

 

ARCH 312 URBAN DESIGN (2-2) 3
This is an undergraduate course which aims to develop an understanding on the general concepts, theories, principles and practices of urban design including the development of an urban design proposal from surveying and analysis to design and representation within the students of architecture. The courses deals with urban design as an operative field at the intersection of planning and design from political, economic and social planning and development to spatial interventions in urban scale to produce a generative urban space for the public. In this sense, developing a design concept for a piece of urban land regarding historical and new trends, theories and principles of urban design in terms of architectural interventions in urban public space is the main objective of the course. Contextual and spatial surveying, documentation and analysis as well as developing and representing a design concept in urban scale are also projected as part of the course.

 

ARCH 314 CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL THEORIES (3-0) 3
This course covers the main theoretical discussions that guide the practice of architecture, from the Enlightenment up until the 21st century. The course delves into the principal philosophical discussions of the 19th, 20th and the 21st centuries, the architectural movements that they commenced; and the architectural practices that came forth as a reflection of those movements. By examining these theories and their reflected practices, the course provides the student the criteria to understand and critically contemplate upon the contemporary developments of the architectural field today.

 

ARCH 316 HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION (2-2) 3
In ARCH316 the students are expected to get information about the methods of documentation, which is essential for transferring the built heritage of the humanity to the future generations. The methods of, survey, visual documentation and written documentation are introduced to the students via this course.

 

ARCH 200 SUMMER PRACTICE: BUILDING SITE II (0-0) 0
ARCH 200 Summer Practice is the second one of the series of Summer practices in the curriculum of the department of Architecture. In this course, the student is on his own to prepare a proper report on the development of a building process by considering the rules which were mentioned in the regulations and announced via related internet page, similar to the general process of ARCH 100. ARCH 200 is intended to be the second phase of a self-teaching process for the students of architecture in terms of site organization and other aspects of building construction. In ARCH 200 the students are expected to complete their summer practice in a building site, which is close to the completion with all the finishing applications and built in furniture in progress.

 

FOURTH YEAR/ FALL SEMESTER

ARCH 401 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO  V (4-4) 6
This is the fifth studio in the Architectural Design Studio series, which totals 6 studios in all. The Architectural Design Studio series constitutes the core of the architectural curriculum. The Architectural Design Studio series allows students to apply their theoretical and technical knowledge/skills to specific design problems. Each studio in the series covers various aspects of design and places a different emphasis on the topic, concept, scale, and context of the design problem. The main focus of this course is on the contextual interpretation of design problem within a historical context. The topic and scale vary depending on design problem.

 

ARCH 407 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND ETHICS (3-0) 3
The purpose of this course is an introduction of the principles, practices, areas of concern, ethics and types of organizations in practice of architecture profession. Emphasis is placed on history of the profession, project management, risk management, ethics, contracts and negotiations, specifications, building planning controls, the laws, guidelines, occupational health and safety and other aspects of professional practice that guide architecture.

 

FOURTH YEAR/ SPRING SEMESTER

ARCH 402 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO  VI (4-4) 6
This is the sixth studio in the Architectural Design Studio series, which totals 6 studios in all. The Architectural Design Studio series constitutes the core of the architectural curriculum. The Architectural Design Studio series allows students to apply their theoretical and technical knowledge/skills to specific design problems. Each studio in the series covers various aspects of design and places a different emphasis on the topic, concept, scale, and context of the design problem. The main focus of this course is on the contextual interpretation of design problem within a complex urban context. The topic may vary depending on the design problem. The scale encompasses an extra large and complex building programme and/or the design of an extra large building complex.

 

ARCH 408 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROJECT REPORT (0-2) 1
Architectural Design Project Report is a complementary course to ARCH 402 Architectural Design Studio VI. Therefore the development of the thesis is monitored by studio instructors parallel to the development of students’ projects. Students submit two “interim reports” during the semester and a “Final Report” during the final project jury.

 

SUMMER PRACTICE III: ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE (0-0) 0
ARCH 300 Summer Practice is the last one of the series of Summer practices in the curriculum of the department of Architecture. In this course, the student prepares a proper report on the working process of an architectural office by considering the rules which were mentioned in the regulations and announced via related internet page, similar to the general process of ARCH 200 and ARCH 100. ARCH 300 is intended to be the last phase of a self-teaching process for the students of architecture, which complete their real life experience with their observations on and their participation to the working process of architectural office.

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

ARCH 245 PRINCIPLES OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
This course aims to introduce landscape design process by discussing major landscape design elements, concepts and principles. Moreover, the methodology of planning urban areas, national parks and recreation areas will be evaluated in the light of landscape design. The role of both living and non-living materials and their characteristics, landscape design standards will be introduced and discussed.

 

ARCH 307 ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS (3-0) 3
This course aims to provide architecture students a comprehensive understanding on the multi-dimensional and complex relationship between acoustics and architecture. To achieve that, design considerations will be given in terms of room acoustics including the formation of basic theory of acoustics. Moreover, course will introduce students a new software; Odeon Room Acoustics Software to evaluate the sonic spaces.

 

ARCH 317 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT (3-0) 3
This course will focus on the concept of historic environment and its conservation by analyzing and discussing urban conservation, urban archeology, archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, historic towns and villages, rural heritage, historic sites and neighborhoods, new design in historic context, heritage management planning, related issues and new trends.

 

ARCH 336 PASSIVE SOLAR ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
Passive and active solar systems, general principles of passive solar design, design alternatives achieved by thermophysical and optical properties of building components, direct solar gain systems, indirect solar gain systems, separate and hybrid solar gain systems, principles of solar cooling systems are covered within the content of this course.

 

ARCH 337 (DE)CODING PROCESS IN DESIGN (3-0) 3
This course explores and tests the ideas that shape architecture within a given context. For this purpose, a specific architectural research topic will be selected each semester. “Decoding” and “coding” methodologies/procedures will be used in order to develop conceptual awareness of the current spatial/architectural/urban problems and various design responses to them. Correspondingly, the course covers dissolving of case studies, as well as, study of seminal literary/audio-visual sources on the selected architectural research topic. Relying on this in-depth study and “decoding” procedure, students are expected to rewrite theme specific “codes” and to reinterpret the architectural problem.

 

ARCH 338 MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
This course aims to explore the concept, content and architecture of museums. This is aimed to be achieved through the discussions on several themes such as history and function of museums; the role they have been playing as cultural institutions; as well as contemporary approaches to museum architecture.

 

ARCH 355 EARTHQUAKE ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
This course explores the principles of earthquake resistant architectural design. Definition of the earthquake phenomenon, seismic characteristics of Turkey are among the topics covered during the semester. Main focus will be on the material and mechanical properties of reinforced concrete and seismic performance of reinforced concrete structures from an architectural point of view. Common seismic design mistakes made by designers will be explored and methods of avoiding them will be studied. The course will finalize with a series of computer generated parametric models which will help the students visualize the effects of their design decisions in simulated real-life conditions.

 

ARCH 357 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WITH CLIMATE (3-0) 3
Energy, climate and design relationship, macroclimate and microclimate, natural, renewable and clean energy sources, passive heating and cooling systems, thermal response of the building components, wind and air movement inside and outside of the building, energy efficient building and urban design parameters, are covered within the content of this course.

 

ARCH 359 THINKING READING WRITING ON OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
This pro-seminar course focusing on the aspects of architectural culture, urban forms, uses and representations of spaces in Ottoman Architecture and Ottoman cities. The material presented in this course is drawn from the beginning of the 15th century through the 19th centuries and will focus particularly on the Ottoman architectural examples of Istanbul, Bursa, Edirne and other Ottoman provincial cities. The course will deal with Ottoman architecture and the built environment within a contextual frame. The concept of urbanism, representation, monumentality are going to discuss by making comparisons with other cultures’ developments.

 

ARCH 403 ZONING LAW (3-0) 3
Students of the Faculty of Architecture to be able to practice their profession must learn zoning regulations and audits, planning and its principles, legal character of planning, zoning programs, many concepts related to practice, legal extents of construction etc. This course covers the relationship between urban planning and personal property, the areas of responsibility for local administration and central administration, the protection of natural and cultural entities, touristic and organized industrial regions, the competency of planning, principles of planning in zoning plans and construction and its legal aspect. The aim of the course is to imbue the consciousness of creating a steady, healthy and esthetic city by teaching the concept of zoning, zoning regulations and audits, planning and its principles, legal character of planning, zoning programs, legal extents of construction, sectoral planning, urban transformation and restoration fields. At the end of course, students will have general knowledge about zoning law and have the conciousness of healthy, steady and esthetic urbanization and have an idea about zoning law practices.

 

ARCH 412 20th CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE (3-0) 3
This course will focus on twentieth century architectural heritage by investigating the concept of modern particularly in architecture, selection and designation as cultural property, related legislative regulations, conservation problems and intervention methods. Theoretical background will be discussed through international and local case studies.

 

ARCH 413 INFILL PROBLEMS IN URBAN HISTORIC SITES (3-0) 3
This pro-seminar course focuses on theoretical and methodological issues in the infill problems in urban historic sites. Texts and visual sources on the subject will be read and discussed. Contemporary designs in urban historic areas will be examined in the context of international decisions. In this course, students read resources about prefaces of old and contemporary architecture in historic urban sites.

 

ARCH 414 TRADITIONAL ANATOLIAN HOUSES (3-0) 3
 This pro-seminar course focuses on theoretical and methodological issues in the Traditional Anatolian Houses. Texts and visual sources on the subject will be read and discussed. Traditional Anatolian Houses will be examined through key notions of the tradition of construction in Anatolia. In this course, students read resources about Anatolian housing culture, analyze tradition, and the reasons of regional differences. 

 

ARCH 415 UNDERSTANDING MULTI-LAYERED HISTORIC CITIES (3-0) 3
Approaches for comprehension, analysis, assessment and representation in/of multi-layered contexts; survey of stratification formed by the relations through historical continuity in space, ranging from settlements to edifices; constitution of the plano-volumetric image of multi-layered settlements in reference to data obtained from diverse studies as a mean to define specific case studies; representative, interpretative and transformative design explorations and utopias in selected historic towns.

 

ARCH 416 SURVEYING AND RECORDING CULTURAL HERITAGE (3-0) 3
Generating knowledge on the purposes and systematic operations of surveying in the matter of architectural conservation; providing an experimentation platform related to surveying with photogrammetric, optical and electronical equipment recently being applied on cultural heritage; establishing a critical assessment about the different methods used for recording the data gathered from the historical edifices.

 

ARCH 417 SPACES OF UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA/HETEROTOPIA (3-0) 3
This course introduces students what Utopia/Dystopia/Heterotopia is and what their conceptual relations with architectural spaces are. Through readings of selected texts and visual documents, the course will examine which architectural space elements used to represent and to reflect the concepts, Utopia/Dystopia/Heterotopia. This course will pursue that what the role of the concepts, Utopia/Dystopia/Heterotopia, in constructing new/critical/ heterogeneous life structures for understanding current urban life.

 

ARCH 425 MODERNIST TEXTS (3-0) 3
This course introduces to fundamental texts and concepts of modernity. Through a reading of selected texts, the course will examine what the modernity is and new approaches came with modern thoughts in literature, music, cinema and architecture. It will pursue that what the modernity brings to life and how it changed the whole cogito.

 

ARCH 426 GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS (3-0) 3
Based on concepts of sustainability and green construction practices specified in Turkish and EU laws, green building techniques and their rating systems are analyzed. Besides utilizing costs/benefits analysis, life cycle costs, embodied energy evaluation and overall sustainability issues are scrutinized. Fundamentals of green building design, techniques, and documentation and certification systems are analyzed considering current certification systems practice.

 

ARCH 428 CRITICAL ANALYSIS ON ARCHITECTURAL DOCUMENTARIES (3-0) 3
This course introduces students to architectural documentaries related with urbanism. Through readings of selected texts, the course will examine transformations in urban life from the second half of 20th century to now. Course designed to understand new urban issues via the architectural documentaries.

 

ARCH 430 THEORIES IN THE HISTORY OF VISUAL CULTURE (3-0) 3
This pro-seminar course focuses on theoretical and methodological issues in the historical study of art, visual culture, and the urban environment. Critical texts on the subject will be read and discussed, and central issues and problems of art historical and critical analysis will be examined through key notions and interpretative tools of the discipline. Issues of production, patronage and use of works of art and architecture, issues of representation, issues of style and meaning will be discussed within the framework of a range of approaches to the interpretation of works of art as cultural products.

 

ARCH 433 BUILDING PROGRAMMING (3-0) 3
The course covers comprehensive architectural pre-design. Basic information regarding to the planning that will be created in terms of spatial dimensions and qualities, concepts of spatial organization and programming, common features of the spatial organizations, the factors that determine the spatial organisation needs, spatial organisation process, elasticity in the programming, decision fields in the programming, issues and their solutions.

 

ARCH 435 ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE-CASE STUDIES (3-0) 3
Architecture depends on people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. The course offers a diverse spectrum of approaches to design, each offering a potential future for architectural practice, opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Through the use of case studies, this course focuses on the moral, ethical and legal issues, and challenges that face the philanthropic community. Students explore professional conduct, including organizational best practices and individual professionalism, as it relates to independent practice, consulting, foundations and non- profit agencies. Students gain insight and understanding of the concepts of professionalism that will assist in developing a personal philosophy in keeping with the profession’s Code of Ethics.

 

ARCH 436 CASE STUDIES IN SOCIAL HOUSING AND COMMUNITY PLANNING (3-0) 3
This course aims to develop an understanding on the general concepts of social housing and community planning from design and planning to spatial and social formation for the students of architecture. The course deals with economic and social interventions as well as spatial actions in social housing as an operative field at the disciplinary intersection of architecture, urban design and planning. Surveying and analysing social housing projects from different countries is part of the course.

 

ARCH 438 CRITICAL APPROACHES TO ARCHITECTURAL THEORY (3-0) 3
This course introduces students to theoretical texts written after the year 2000 in architecture. Through readings of selected texts, the course will examine what kinds of transformations have been happened in architectural theory, while theory has minor importance according to praxis in contemporary architecture. This course will pursue that what the role of theory on contemporary practical architectural milieu.