(Between the 2013-2019 Academic Years) Courses

ARCH 101 Introduction to Architecture I

This course is an introduction to the discipline of architecture and its contextual formation.

ARCH 102 Introduction to Architecture II

This course is an introduction to the discipline of architecture and its contextual formation.

ARCH 104 Architectural Research and Communication

This course aims to make students acquainted with the general topics and issues in architecture and form the basis of their knowledge in architecture. The course is structured in a way that students can learn from the expertise of the all full-time staff in the department. The weekly readings and assignments aims to introduce the very basic terminology. Each week there will be different assignments such as writing a reading response to the given reading, case studies, group work/discussion, drawing, modelling, watching a movie, movie-making and etc. Hence students will be able exercise different communication techniques in architectural design and research

ARCH 201 Architectural Design I

The first architectural design studio focuses on the design of space, architectural forms and elements in relation to our bodies and senses. Visual, environmental, structural and functional aspects are considered throughout the design process. It is an analytical studio that consists of experimental projects. Design studio is the main body of architectural education. The other professional courses, such as architectural history and construction, support and enrich the studio. Hence, drawing links between studio and the other courses is one of the aims of the studio.

ARCH 202 Architectural Design II

The second architectural studio focuses on architectural design in relation to materials and context by considering aesthetic, theoretical, technical and functional aspects. It aims to develop the resolution of spatial organization in parallel with a conscious response to program. It consists of analytical projects that introduce contextual, environmental and material awareness, which in turn advance spatial awareness

ARCH 203 Histories and Theories of Architecture I

History of architecture from the Stone Age to 1750

ARCH 204 Histories and Theories of Architecture II

History of architecture from 1750 to the 1990s

ARCH 205 Statics and Strength of Materials

Scalar and vector quantities, resultant force, equilibrium of a particle, moment and force systems, free body diagrams, equilibrium of a rigid body, truss systems, internal forces in beams and columns, frictional forces. Stress and strain, mechanical properties of materials and Hooke’s law, factor of safety, area moment of inertia, axially loaded rods and beams and deformation of rods, axial force,

ARCH 206 Dynamics and Structural Analyses

This course aims to introduce architectural students elementary engineering concepts, design principles, analysis methods, accompanied by practices and theories providing the background for architectural design courses and it is the follow-up of "ARCH 205: Statics and Strength of Materials" course

ARCH 207 Architectural Construction and Materials I

This course introduces students to building construction systems and materials, as well as their architectural representation.

ARCH 208 Architectural Construction and Materials II

This course builds on knowledge from previous semester on structural systems and focuses on nonstructural building components and systems. The emphasis is on application rather than theory, with most work done in the studio.

ARCH 301 Architectural Design III

Architectural design projects

ARCH 302 Architectural Design IV

The semester long project starts with analysis of precedents and site, continues with developing proposals at neighborhood and building scale. Explorations are done to understand the unique capacity of architecture to convey meaning through spatial and formal means.

ARCH 303 Building Construction Project

Construction and Materials I-II courses constitute the basis of the course. The students are expected to design a building construction project from scratch to construction details in the framework of a given project subject.

ARCH 305 Architectural Environmental Control Systems

This course covers theoretical and applied aspects of the relationship between physical environment and buildings, presenting methods to amend indoor conditions through proper building design.

ARCH 308 Architecture in the Urban Context

The course is underpinned by the importance of understanding the relationship between the urban context and socio-economic and political factors in a global context.

ARCH 342 Building Construction Project II

Building Construction Project I course constitutes the basis of the course. The students will first develop architectural details of the project they designed in Building Construction Project I course. Then they will make project take-offs based on the project and the details, and will develop initial cost estimations and work schedule

ARCH 401 Architectural Design V

In this course the students of architecture bring together all their architectural tools learned in the previous years onto coherent design work founded in the current theoretical discourse.

ARCH 451 Applied Workshop in ARCH I

Topics that explain the operations and obligations of architectural practice including contracts, project management, documentation, and project approval, together with topics relating to the operation of a design firm will be introduced through a series of lectures, guest presentations, and group projects.

ARCH 495 Ethics and Social Responsibility in Architectural Practice

The course is structured around the above outcomes which will be integrated into a final ethical professional practice report which will be completed in groups.

ARCH 498 Graduation Project

In this course the students of architecture bring together all their architectural tools learned in the previous years onto coherent graduation design project founded in the current architectural discourse.

ENG 101 Academic Skills in English I

This course aims at preparing students to use academic skills in English.

ENG 102 Academic Skills in English II

ENG 102 is a compulsory course for first year students. ENG 102 focuses on the cognitive skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Students' academic listening skills will be improved by listening to important / relevant information from lectures or discussions and reading skills by reading recent academic texts and then using this information to create an output task. Speaking focuses on giving presentations and students get prepared to express their ideas and opinions by speaking persuasively and coherently. The writing component is a consolidation of the speaking activities.

ENG 310 Essential Speaking Skills in English

ENG 310 is a compulsory course for third year students and is designed to enable them to speak more effectively while expressing themselves in a variety of areas, such as business related and academic related topics. These areas range from participating in discusiions to presenting information in the form of short presentations, known as Pecha Kuchas. Students will also take part in role plays and formal debates.

ENG 410 English for Career Development

This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they will need when they start their professional lives. The course simulates all stages of the job application process, including topics like finding job openings, CVs, job application forms, cover letters, job interviews, and following up, as well as handling job offers and rejection.

FFD 101 Art and Design Studio 1

This is a course to introduce the basic principles of design that enable the students to establish the network of relations between the elements of a composition in any medium by way of ‘learning by doing’ method.
In the table below, the main topics that are introduced to the students within the context of this course are given weekly. However due to the nature/structure of the course many of these topics that appear in the list sequentially are worked out simultaneously in practice.

FFD 102 Art and Design Studio 2

This course enhances the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for structuring the network of relations among the elements of a composition, conveys the basic design principles through comparison of different disciplinary practices, and uses the method of “learning by doing”.

FFD 104 Computer Aided Technical Drawing

The course introduces the essential techniques of graphics, and stresses the incorporation and application of those within the virtual technology like Computer Aided Design (CAD).

FFD 111 Drawing and Representation

The course introduces freehand drawing both in real or imaginary situations with rendering techniques that are used to accurately communicate the way objects and spaces look in three dimensional projections. Conceptual and presentational drawings and rendering in mixed media will be covered

FFD 121 History of Art and Design 1

Introduce students to the production of images and objects throughout history and to develop a visual sensibility about artistic and cultural production. Visual analysis of objects of art, design and architecture.

FFD 201 Computer Aided Architectural Graphics

The course introduces the essential techniques of architectural graphics in two and three dimensions, and stresses the incorporation and application of those within the virtual technology like Computer Aided Design (CAD).

HIST 100 Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution

This course provides a general information of the events from the end of the 19. century until the end of the Turkish War of Independence and the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 and the following period until 1990’s.

MATH 108 Mathematics for Architecture

Students will learn several mathematical and geometrical concepts including geometry, trigonometry, differentiation, applications of derivative, exponential and logarithmic functions, definite integrals, and techniques of integration, vectors and geometric properties

SFL 1013 Second Foreign Languages I

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SFL 1024 Second Foreign Languages II

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SFL 201 Second Foreign Languages III

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SFL 202 Second Foreign Languages IV

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ST 102 Summer Training (2 weeks)

Internship, covers field experience at any work place. Students should follow the instructions stated in IUE Internship Guide in order to successfully complete their internships.

ST 204 Summer Training (4 weeks)

Internship, covers field experience at any work place for 3 weeks. Students should follow the instructions stated in IUE Internship Guide in order to successfully complete their internships.

ST 304 Summer Training (4 weeks)

Internship, covers field experience at any work place for 3 weeks. Students should follow the instructions stated in IUE Internship Guide in order to successfully complete their internships.

TURK 100 Turkish

Students will be taught how to use the written and verbal communication tools accurately and efficiently in this course. Various types of verbal and written statements will be examined through a critical point of view by doing exercises on understanding, telling, reading, and writing. Punctuation and spelling rules, which are basis of written statement, will be taught and accurate usage of these rules for efficient and strong expression will be provided. As for verbal statement, students will be taught how to use the body language, use accent and intonation elaborately, and use presentation techniques.

ARCH 300 Architecture in Films

Architecture in Films focuses on film space as a representation of architectural space, and on the sensory aspects of film and environment. Fiction films are analyzed in terms of mood, space, architecture and design, and concepts such as representation, montage, time, framing, flattening, light, color and sound are discussed.

ARCH 304 Structural Design

The course will be focusing on mainly LEED/USA,1998 (Leadership in energy and environmental Design) Green Building Design and Construction Certification Systems. It delivers a comprehensive framework for green building design, construction, operations and performance, partially BREEAM /GB 1997 (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and BEP/TR. 2010 (Building Energy Performance)

ARCH 306 Construction Management

This course introduces students to general overview of construction; Owner, designer (architect-engineer), general contractor, subcontractor relationships, basic terminology used in construction project management.

ARCH 318 Architectural Programming and Space Planning

This course introduces two key topics concerning the practice of architectural design, namely architectural programming and space planning. The building programming defines a collaborative process –occurring relatively earlier in visioning processes- where a set of descriptions that define a future facility is gathered and organized within an architectural program. Space planning, on the other hand, refers to a skill that is employed during design development phases. This particular practice involves a form of translation of architectural program and vision into floor layout. This course provides a content where students develop skills for both architectural programming and space planning.

ARCH 320 Advanced Structural Details in Architectural Design

The course lectures present a typology of special structural systems, usually involving non-conventional construction techniques and advanced engineering. The selected systems are described through actual examples illustrating their basic components, practical constraints, required resources, and application potential. Each student is invited to research an assigned topic and present it in class and later as a poster. In addition, students will construct an object according to their access to materials and their creative imagination.

ARCH 322 Introduction to Computational design

The course is conducted in order to make students gain knowledge and experience in computational thinking in the field of design. The workshops that will provide these experiences are fundamental. Following the simple theoretical briefings on the fundamental issues, the students will experience by working on the given design problems. Through the semester students are expected to fulfill and present the workshop assignments.

ARCH 324 Modern Architectural Culture in Turkey

The major themes of the course include the modernization of the home, the kitchen and furniture, the introduction of new building materials and construction technologies, the role of architectural competitions, public sector and private initiatives in the development of Turkey’s architectural culture and major shifts in planning discourse, as well as the various ways of representing modern architecture, modern family and modern life in popular media.

ARCH 326 Architectural Geometry

The course includes lectures, student presentations, assignments and projects. Application will be emphasized throughout the course in order to develop the students capacity for construction and detail design. The course will be structured around the theme of making. The students will also explore architectural and artistic installation design from a number of different perspectives.

ARCH 328 Designing with Nature: Biomimicry in Architectural Design

In the process of design, all ideas, if sustainability is the ultimate goal, need to come from nature. The direction to take from this point on, for all design students, should be able to look back to see all answers given to us by nature, herself, whether it be a quest for energy efficient buildings, or sustainable material use, efficient city planning, or using the Fibonnaci theorem to find the ideal measurements.

ARCH 330 Case Studies in Building Structures

The course includes seminars, lectures and analysis of case studies. The course will be structured around the theme of analysis of structural systems through understanding appropriate techniques, materials and their properties.

ARCH 332 Architecture and The Utopian Imagination

The course will act as a threshold between the term of utopia and contemporary utopias in architecture. Following the examples of utopist ideas from different fields, the students will explore the blurring boundaries between architecture and other disciplines.

ARCH 334 Looking, Thinking, Sketching

In the Process of Making and Designing, all drawings and sketches, collages and words, photographs and models become documents of exploration and experimentation, as well as documents of representation. Like printmaking that places a layer over layer transcribing and transforming elements of the work of art, every sketch will play an important role in the thinking process to formulate a design idea. In using sketching as a critical thinking tool all documents created in class will help understand the objects we see such as sites, buildings, and landscape; transforming and creating a metaphorical structure that serves as a vocabulary used in the development of new ideas

ARCH 336 Architectural Competitions

Theoretical and applied studies related to architectural design competitions.

ARCH 338 Architectural Design Futures

Throughout the semester, the students will be introduced to concepts that will eventually be shaping their profession as architects. Lectures will be interactive in order to engage students in the creation of visions of the possible futures. At least two assignments for each student will be expected throughout the semester. Assignments will be based on forming and presenting visions of the future. Assignment submissions will be in media using current technologies apps, videos etc. The research documents created in class will help understand what the future holds for architectural design. The end product for this class will be a project displaying possible futures for architectural design. Possible formats for display may range from infographics to moving pictures or an architectural design concept to urban depictions etc.

ARCH 340 Theoretical Bases of Architectural Representation

Architects make use of different media to represent their work. Representations – drawing, model, photograph, film, computer graphics, etc. – are tools to communicate their ideas with others. The medium that mediates the idea has an impact on the progress of the design, which brings forth the necessity of a through understanding of media.

ARCH 350 Visuality and Architecture

The course is organized as two sessions. Each week the 2-hour session is “lecture-based” and will cover tips on model photography techniques, basic instruction in page formatting and graphic design methods with a visual presentation plus discussions on examples; and other 1-hour session is “laboratory-based” and consists of assignments to be completed in-class.

ARCH 360 Building Enclosure Systems

In this course, various exterior wall construction systems and their details will be demonstrated. Example projects will be analyzed to understand the applicability of these systems to contemporary architectural design.

ARCH 362 Architectural Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Architecture

Throughout the semester, the students will be introduced to basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Students will be exploring advances state-of-the-art applications of AI in various scales within the scope of lectures given during the first hour of each class. Weekly assignments will give students the opportunity for hands-on experience with data processing, machine learning and deep learning models. A project will run from mid-semester to the Final.

ARCH 370 Analysis of the Built Environment

This course is specifically designed to enrich the professional skills of architecture students by means of analysis and rethinking on a particular built environment (urban, rural, industrial, domestic, commercial, etc). The course is largely based on direct experiences of built works of architecture and architectural sites in Turkey or abroad, facilitated by field trips and/or design workshops to be conducted by staff. Each semester, a concept peculiar to a specified site is treated by selected readings, class presentations, discussions as well as individual and/or group analysis of the selected sites. The students are expected to realize and present their analysis by using various media (written reports, drawings, photographs, posters, reliefs, models, visual and audial recordings, etc.)

ARCH 372 Designing Life, Architecture for Everyone

Into human center, the course will examine the concept of needs on an interdisciplinary scale, make observations/researches on special needs and prepare recommendations, examine solutions to the needs of the older people and the people with disabilities who are rapidly increasing numbers in our population.

ARCH 380 Sustainability in Architecture

This course aims at introducing students to the aspects of environmental sustainability, exploring issues related to design and construction of environment-friendly buildings and their urban context. The course is based on weekly lectures by the instructor on selected topics, followed by discussion. In addition, teams of students will have an oral presentation on an assigned subject, also followed by discussion. Each presentation will be submitted as poster at the end of the semester as a separate assignment.

ARCH 382 Understanding the Concepts of Art and Design

The course will take students on a journey of art and design concepts, which are two main practices of fine arts, to explore the concepts within the triangle of perception, dialectics and reality, and to make an effort to transform these concepts into concrete expressions.

ARCH 390 Performance Spaces

Course is organized to make students understand how to integrate acoustics with architectural design. Lectures about room acoustics and noise control will be given. Readings about sound, music and soundscapes will be supplied and discussions will be held. Each student will be asked to bring material samples or catalogues from acoustic material companies. Students will be expected to design their own multipurpose hall by drawings and calculations. They will propose an initial design and improve it throughout the semester. The project submission is going to include information about sound absorption coefficients of materials, reverberation time, geometry of the hall and the layers of the building elements. A site visit to a mastering studio, where students can observe different surface materials in a room, is a part of this class.

ARCH 403 Contemporary Architectural Discourse

Course is comprised of lectures and discussions based on chosen texts on postmodernism, semiotics and phenomenology, critical regionalism, green architecture, globalization, technology and space

ARCH 404 Portfolio Design

The course will work as a design workshop and it will include tips on model photography techniques, basic instruction in page formatting and graphic design methods. The lectures and assignments are designed to help you structure the process. Examples of various layouts, covers, graphics and outlines will be shown, with the purpose of providing ideas on how to individually develop a portfolio.

ARCH 410 Art, Design and Urban Space

This course deals with the multidimensional and versatile relation of art and design with urban space.

ARCH 420 Digital Based Design

This course trains the students in architectural digital thinking

ARCH 430 Building Information Modeling

Throughout the semester, the students will be in constant research on BIM applications from a wide variety of aspects. Students will be exploring available software and various BIM applications within the scope of lectures given at earlier hours of the course. A t least two presentation for each student will be expected throughout the semester. The research documents created in class will help understand what the future holds for BIM and vice versa.

ARCH 440 Disaster Resistant Structural Design

Design professionals agree that the most successful way to mitigate losses of life, property, and function is to design buildings that are disaster resistant. This approach should be incorporated into the project planning, design, and development at the earliest possible stage so that design and material decisions can be based on an integrated "whole building approach."Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons, flooding, rainfall and winddriven rain, differential settlements, landslides and mudslides, forest fires, building fires, tsunami and global warming are the main topics of the course.

ARCH 460 Urban Conservation Policies

The concept of conservation and the preservation of the urban environment without losing its properties.

ARCH 470 Architectural Restoration and Conservation

The aim of this course is to define architectural restoration principles through the concept of conservation. In this regard, surveying, drawing techniques, identification of the building and research methods in order to create the reconstruction projects, issues to be considered designing the restoration projects (determining the areas that should be protected, new additions for refunctioning),\nexplanation of the analyzes based on these projects (material, termination, deterioration-intervention, reliability analysis), and examination of these stages including the procedures and construction through case studies will be the topics discussed in the course

ARCH 472 Advance Architectural Research and Academic Writing

This course aims to make students acquainted with the terms and principles of architectural research and to strengthen their knowledge in architectural academic writing and research methodology. The structure of the course is centered on the process of writing an academic article on a chosen topic. This process is conducted by both the student and her/his supervisor from the initial phase of determining a research question to the completion of the academic paper. Improvement of certain abilities such as building up research strategies, developing a critical understanding of sources and findings, choosing appropriate methods of research and establishing an ethical manner in writing isas important as the final product.

ARCH 480 Urban Design Principles

The course is structured around three discreet elements: 1) An urban design project based in İzmir. 2) A series of support presentations by the course lecturer. 3) A series of presentation by the students