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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 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.