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
MIM5227 Research on Selected Periods in Architectural History Spring 0 3 3 8
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: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SUNA ÇAĞAPTAY
Recommended Optional Program Components: In class lectures and students' presentations
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to provide directed readings into particular periods in architectural history not covered in other courses at the graduate level. The course will examine recent debates around these issues and provide recognition of the related literature to its students with a critical perspective.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1.Identify the selected period within the context of larger sociopolitical and cultural developments.
2.Recognize the period within its historical and chronological frame and discuss its content using relevant terminology with a critical perspective.
3.Specify problem areas within the selected period, interrogate and discuss them.
4.Acquire recognition of architectural productions of the defined period and be aware of its dynamics.

Course Content

The course will allow students to develop familiarity with a key body of theoretical texts related to the specific period in architectural history. These texts and discussions provided in class aim to comprise a wide perspective in relation to architectural history of the period including the artistic and architectural culture, architecture within the urban context, practices, modes of visual representation, cross- cultural interactions. Students will be expected to develop research projects related to the theme of the course as well as to present their work to the class.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
1) Final submission of the student papers.
2) A general discussion on the selected period in reference to the wider context of sociopolitical and cultural scene.
3) Student presentations about their individual research topics and class discussion.
4) Research and discussion on the specified problem, and the resources.
5) Site trip for the analysis of an exemplary architectural case, discussions at the site.
6) Student presentations - preliminary discussion on the individual term project.
7) Related reading discussions.
8) Midterm
9) Related reading discussions.
10) Related reading discussions.
11) Related reading discussions.
12) Related reading discussions.
13) Film show, discussions.
14) Final student presentations.
15) Term evaluation.
16) Final submission of the student papers.


Course Notes / Textbooks: K. Michael Hays. Architecture Theory since 1968. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998.
Bernd Evers, Christoph Thoenes, et al. Architectural Theory from the Renaissance to the Present. Taschen, 2003.
References: Neil Leach ed., Rethinking Architecture :A Reader in Cultural Theory, (New York: Routledge, 1997).

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 10
Homework Assignments 2 % 20
Presentation 1 % 30
Paper Submission 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 13 39
Study Hours Out of Class 14 78
Presentations / Seminar 1 8
Homework Assignments 2 12
Paper Submission 1 18
Total Workload 155

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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