FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 101 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Architecture I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 101
Fall
1
2
2
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 To familiarize students with architecture as a design field, as a discipline and as a profession.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to investigate formal and spatial ideas in order to think three-dimensionally in the exploration of design
  • Will be able to familiarize with design elements and principles of historical and cultural precedents in local and world architecture.
  • Will be able to develop timeless design vocabulary that is used to explain fundamental elements and principles of architectural design
  • Will be able to analyze architectural precedents in order to establish new connections, relationships, and levels of meaning
  • Will be able to discuss concepts and principles to understand design procedures and processes
  • Will be able to communicate ideas through collaboration, speaking, numeracy ,writing, drawing, modeling
  • Will be able to evaluate diverse range of examples in the built environment to understand deliberate principles in architecture
Course Description This course is an introduction to the discipline of architecture and its contextual formation.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Course Introduction Assn.1 Page Layout /drawing media, colored pencils & markers
2 Basic Elements of Architecture Assn.2 Architects & Architecture / research
3 Ordering Principles Assn.3 Lines & More /black markers & felt tip pens
4 Analysis of Form Assn.4 Formal Analyses /tracing paper, colored pencils, markers
5 Space Definition Assn.5 Presentation Draft / research
6 Organization of Form & Space Assn.6 Organization / tracing paper, colored pencils &markers
7 Circulation Assn.7 Circulation / tracing paper, colored pencils &markers
8 Proportion & Scale Assn.8 Prop. & Scale / tracing paper, colored pencils, markers
9 Qualities of Architectural Space Assn.9 Spatial Definition / tracing paper, colored pencils, markers
10 Architectural Elements Assn.10 Arch. Elements / tracing paper, colored pencils, markers
11 Building Systems Assn.11 Presentation / research
12 Student Presentations Taking Notes
13 Student Presentations Taking Notes
14 Student Presentations Taking Notes
15 Semester Review Questions & Answers
16 Final Project Submission

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Form, Space, and Order, Francis D.K. Ching,

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-28616-8

Suggested Readings/Materials
  • Understanding Architecture; Its Elements, History, and Meaning, Roth Leland M. Colorado: Westview Press, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0813349039 ISBN-10: 9780813349039

 

  • Understanding Architecture: An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History, Hazel Conway and Rowan Roenisch, London: Taylor & Francis, 1994. ISBN-13: 978-0415320597 ISBN-10: 0415320593

 

  • A Primer of Visual Literacy, Donis A. Dondis, Cambridge, USA: The MIT Press, 1973. ISBN-13: 978-0262540292 ISBN-10: 0262540290

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
1
40
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
35
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
75
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
16
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
2
32
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
45
45
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
1
27
27
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

X
2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

X
3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

X
5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

X
6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

X
7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

X
8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

X
9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

X
10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

X

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

 


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