ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

ARCH 128 – PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURAL COMPOSITION

COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is an introduction to the professional knowledge of architecture in terms of the design and analysis of architectural products. It consists of basic technical information about the essentials of architectural planning process, such as the site and context analysis, program formation, structural elements and systems, architectural elements and planning principles, universal design, fire regulations, or stages of an architectural project. The objective of this course is to develop the ability of critical and analytical thinking for the design and analysis of architectural products.

INSTRUCTOR:

Assist. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Cigdem UYSAL UREY

COURSE SCHEDULE:

            This course is held on Thursday between 11:00 and 13:00. Lecture room is Amfi 1. Office Hour for this course is on Wednesdays between 14:40 and 15:30 in room B-201/2.

COURSE WEB PAGE:

The web address for this course is: http://arch128.cankaya.edu.tr/

In this web page, students are provided with:

- Detailed information about the course

- Syllabus for the semester

- Grades

Attention: Students are required to follow the announcements on the web page!

COURSE GRADING:

Assessment tool

Quantity

Percentage

Midterm 1

1

%  40

Final Exam

1

% 60

EXAMS AND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:

Exam dates are announced in the course syllabus. Any change in exam dates will be announced on the announcements section of the web page. Mid-term will be graded over 40 points. Final exam will be graded over 60 points.

ATTENDANCE:

According to Çankaya University Regulation for Undergraduate Education, Article 21 & Article 29, students have an obligation to attend to at least 70% of the lecture hours.  In practical terms, you have to attend at least 10 weeks of lecture in a 14 week semester. Otherwise, you will not be able to enter the final examination and your grade will be NA at the end of the semester. Attendance will be checked at the beginning of each lecture session (2 times each week). Late-comers will be considered absent for that session.  For further details please consult the relevant articles of the regulation at the following web address:  http://library.cankaya.edu.tr/yonyonet.html

TEACHING POLICY

Lectures will be carried out through power-point presentations that contain numerous visual examples and will include classroom discussions.

REQUIRED HARDWARE

No required hardware is needed for the course. Students are advised to take their own notes during the lectures.