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Code HUM 222
Term 201001
Title Major Works in Architecture
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject Humanities(HUM)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) ?dil Ucer Karababa,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
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(only for SU students)

Built environments shape our lives through the very spaces we use. They communicate us certain meanings, which are generally coded in their design. A certain understanding of these codes of architecture is therefore relevant in understanding and evaluating the spaces we live in. This course is designed to introduce major works of architecture to students from all backgrounds. Around the set of selected major works, this course will be an introduction to technical issues such as the basic building materials, structural systems, and proportioning systems, as well as theoretical concerns such as the struggle between form and function, between ornament/skin and structure, and relationship of a structure to its site. Through this introduction, this course mainly aims at acquainting the students with an analytical approach in evaluating the spaces they use, and ultimately the city they live in. In addition to the existing pre-requisite " to have completed 23 credits" for this course , a new condition will be added as "to complete SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses at least with D grade" as of the Fall semester of 2015-2016 Academic Year. Students who failed from SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses, do not have right to take this course.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of HUM 222 MAJOR WORKS ON ARCHITECTURE, students are expected to be able to:

? Explain issues related to architecture using terms and concepts learned in class.
? Define materials and structural system of a building.
? Comprehend the spatial organization of a building.
? Compare different architectural styles.
? Develop a chronological outline of architectural history.
? Evaluate use and aesthetic values of the everyday architectural spaces they use.
? Be critical about issues related to urban spaces they use in their everyday life.

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 4
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 5
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 4
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 1
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 2
2 Design and conduct research, do experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data. 1
3 Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 1
4 Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 1
5 Analyze, design and model engineering systems, components and processes. 2
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 2
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 3
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 3
Common Outcomes ForSchool of Management
1 Demonstrate an understanding of economics, and main functional areas of management. 1
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 1