FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 203 | 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 Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
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 Spiro Kostof, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
16
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
16
16
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
1
10
10
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
14
14
Final Exam
1
16
16
    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.

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.

 

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.

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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