Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
MIM5233 Architecture and the City Fall 0 3 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery:
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi NESLİHAN AYDIN YÖNET
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi NESLİHAN AYDIN YÖNET
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to explain the relationship between architecture and the city. In this context, urban identity and urban image are being discussed.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Comprehending the relationship between architecture and the city.
2. Analyze the built environment critically as an urban laboratory.
3. Discover the urban dynamics, structures and processes that construct the built-environment.
4. Be able to read and analyze various urban layers and transform them into a network of topological relations as a design input.

Course Content

Explains the relationship between architecture and the city. Analyzes a given urban site to find out the urban factors and urban dynamics affecting the urban identity. Discusses the image of İstanbul and the urban identity related to the globalization process of İstanbul.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction .
2) What is City? Reading I
3) Important Planning Movements Reading II
4) Field work: Urban image Reading III
5) Field work: Urban image Reading IV
6) Global City Reading V
7) Global City Reading VI
9) Student presentations and discussion .
10) Student presentations and discussion .
11) Student presentations and discussion .
12) Writing term paper .
13) Writing term paper .
14) General Evaluation .


Course Notes / Textbooks: .
References: • Kevin Lynch (2010), Kent İmgesi, çev. İ. Başaran, Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları.
• Kemal Ahmet Aru (1998), Türk Kenti, Yapı-Endüstri Merkezi Yayınları, İstanbul.
• Çağlar Keyder (2006), İstanbul Küresel ile Yerel Arasında, Metis Yayınları, İstanbul.
• Hatice Kurtuluş (2005), İstanbul’da Kentsel Ayrışma: Mekansal Dönüşümde Farklı Boyutlar, Bağlam Yayınları, İstanbul.
• Yaşar Hacısalihoğlu (2000), Küreselleşme Mekansal Etkileri ve İstanbul, Akademik Düzey Yayınları, İstanbul.
• Rıfat N. Bali (2009), Tarz-ı Hayat’tan Life Style’a: Yeni Seçkinler, Yeni Mekanlar, Yeni Yaşamlar, İletişim Yayınları, İstanbul.
• M. Augé (1997), Yer Olmayanlar, çev. T. Ilgaz, Kesit Yayıncılık, İstanbul.
• Zeynep Özarslan ve Barış Çoban (2008), Panoptikon, Gözün İktidarı, Su Yayınları, İstanbul.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 10
Presentation 1 % 25
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Application 1 20 20
Field Work 1 20 20
Presentations / Seminar 1 24 24
Homework Assignments 6 2 12
Midterms 1 24 24
Paper Submission 1 50 50
Total Workload 150

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution