FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 472 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Advance Architectural Research and Academic Writing
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 472
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim is to be familiarized with architectural writing and research strategies, critical evaluation of source material, and methods of incorporating research in writing an academic article and thesis.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to conduct disciplined research adequate to complete an undergraduate academic article
  • will be able to comprehend the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of architecture.
  • will be able to formulate a research topic at the level of an undergraduate level research
  • will be able to structure a chosen topic in the context of a research
  • will be able to apply the research methods appropriate to the research topic.
  • will be able to design independent research based on individual criticism
Course Description This course aims to make students acquainted with the terms and principles of architectural research and to strengthen their knowledge in architectural academic writing and research methodology. The structure of the course is centered on the process of writing an academic article on a chosen topic. This process is conducted by both the student and her/his supervisor from the initial phase of determining a research question to the completion of the academic paper. Improvement of certain abilities such as building up research strategies, developing a critical understanding of sources and findings, choosing appropriate methods of research and establishing an ethical manner in writing isas important as the final product.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Archtitectural Research Assignment 1: Reading response toReadings 1 and 2 (Readings selected bystudents on architectural research)
3 Academic Writing and Plagiarism Workshop Reading 3: Groat, Linda, Architectural research methods (New York: John Wiley, 2002)
4 Bibliography and Literature Review Assignment 2: Preperation of Bibliography
5 A Research Experience Reading 4: Murray, Rowena, How to write a thesis (Columbus: Open University Press, 2002).
6 Research Methods Assignment 3: Preperation of Annotated Bibliography
7 Data Collection Methods Reading 5: Denzin, N andY. Lincoln, Handbook of Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2000)
8 Data Analysis Methods Assignment 4: Worksheet
9 Writing-up: Structure & Content Assignment 5: First Draft of the Article
10 Presenting the Initial Research Assignment 6: Presentation
11 A Research Experience Reading 6: Chosen by the student
12 Planning your Writing/Citation Styles Reading 7: Chosen by the student
13 A Research Experience Assignment 7: SecondDraft of the Article
14 Discussion on First Drafts & General Feedback
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam Final submission of the Article

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials
  • Groat, Linda, Architectural research methods (New York: John Wiley, 2002).
  • Denzin, N andY. Lincoln, Handbook of Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2000).
  • Murray, Rowena, How to write a thesis (Columbus: Open University Press, 2002).
  • Blaxter, L., Hughes, C., Tight, M.Howto write a thesis (Columbus: Open University Press, 2002).
  • Borden, I and Ray, K.R. (2006) The Dissertation: An Architecture Student's Handbook

Online Sources .

  • www.fiu.edu/~readg/Courses/HowtoWriteaResearchPaper.htm (specific to architecture papers)
  • https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/01/ .
  • www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/ac_paper/what.shtml .
  • writing-program.uchicago.edu/resources/collegewriting . w
  • ww.plagiarism.org

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
35
Presentation / Jury
2
10
Project
1
35
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
15
15
Presentation / Jury
2
10
20
Project
1
27
27
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
110

 

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.

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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