COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Histories and Theories of Architecture I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 203
Fall
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Understanding the development of the history of architecture from the Stone Age to 1750
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to explain the social role of architecture (religion, politics, etc).
  • Student will be able to explain basic terminology of architectural forms.
  • Student will be able to identify the Classical Greek and Roman Orders.
  • Student will be able to identify basic architectural plan types.
  • Student will be able to identify basic structural forms.
  • Student will be able to identify basic architectural styles.
Course Description History of architecture from the Stone Age to 1750

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction to the course
2 Stone Age Architecture and the Rise of Cities Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 21-65.
3 Architecture of Ancient Egypt Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 67-89.
4 Hittite, Minoan and Mycenaean Architecture Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 91-113.
5 Ancient Greek Architecture Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 137-159.
6 Ancient Roman Architecture Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 191-215.
7 Field Trip Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 161-189.
8 Midterm
9 Early Christian Architecture Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 245-267
10 Early Islamic Architecture Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 269-272; 284-293.
11 Architecture of the Middle Ages Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 274-284; 295-314.
12 Gothic Architecture Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 323-347.
13 Renaissance Architecture Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 375-386; 403-431.
14 Baroque Architecture Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 468-483; 485-509.
15 Ottoman Architecture Kostof, A History of Architecture, pp. 453-468.
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks None
Suggested Readings/Materials Spiro Kostof, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
15
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
35
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
18
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
Presentation / Jury
Project
8
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
10
Final Exams
1
14
    Total
104

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

Ability to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in architecture.

X
2

Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate architectural concepts and theories.

X
3

Ability to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of architecture.

 

X
4

Critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and to direct self-education.

X
5

Ability to communicate architectural ideas and proposals for solutions to architectural problems in visual, written and oral form.

X
6

Ability to support architectural thoughts and proposals for solutions to architectural problems with qualitative and quantitative data and to communicate these with specialists and non-specialists.

X
7

Ability to use a foreign language to follow developments in architecture and to communicate with colleagues.

X
8

Ability to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of architecture.

X
9

Being equipped with social, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of architectural data.

X
10

Ability to collaborate with other disciplines that are directly or indirectly related to architecture with basic knowledge in these disciplines.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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