FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

GEHU 206 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Italian Culture
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 206
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to introduce the main aspects of the elements which constitute Italian culture.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • describe concepts about Italian culture
  • develop an awareness about Italian culture through texts
  • write their opinion clearly and effectively
  • form a point of view about their own and target culture
  • comment the concepts about Italian culture from his/her point of view
Course Description This course is designed to give general information on literature, art, architecture, design, music, fashion and culinary arts,; starting from the historical and social foundations of Italian culture in terms of geography, history, language and belonging.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 General introduction of the course Culture and civilization, the elements of culture, intercultural communication
2 The foundations of Italian Culture: geography, history, language and belonging Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 1, (Thorogood, 2010), 5-48
3 The foundations of Italian Culture: geography, history, language and belonging Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 1, (Thorogood, 2010), 5-48
4 Literature and Philosophy Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 2, (Thorogood, 2010), 55-80
5 Art Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 3, (Thorogood, 2010), 89-131
6 Architecture Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 3, (Thorogood, 2010), 89-131
7 Music / Midterm Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 4, (Thorogood, 2010), 139-173
8 Design Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 5, (Thorogood, 2010), 177-202
9 Fashion Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 5, (Thorogood, 2010), 177-202
10 Cinema Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 5, (Thorogood, 2010), 177-202
11 Italian Cuisine Whittaker A., Speak the Culture, Italy, Bölüm 7, (Thorogood, 2010), 235-268
12 Student Presentations
13 Student Presentations
14 Student Presentations
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
40
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
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
14
1
14
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
20
20
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
15
15
Final Exam
1
25
25
    Total
122

 

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.

 

4

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

5

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

6

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

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.

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.

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.

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)

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. 

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

 


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