ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

ARCH 101 – BASICS OF DESIGN

COURSE OUTLINE

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of design. It comprises specific exercises, including brainstorming steps, to develop mental and manual skills to cope with design problems and to establish visual values for structuring and articulating two and three dimensional spatial compositions in different media.

The course objective is to familiarize students with design tools and design principles of organization. Students are expected to transfer them into different steps by adding their identical peculiarities. By this way, students can perceive their rights, responsibilities in designing with the problems in a sequence to gain a consciousness about the subject matters, their role in their professional life and create abstract foundations fit to any case.

INSTRUCTORS:

Zeynep Cigdem UYSAL UREY (Assist. Prof. Dr.), S─▒la Karata┼č Ba┼čo─člu (Instructor), Hatice Özgül Özhisar (Part-time Instructor Dr.), Çi─čdem Altürk (Part-time Instructor), S─▒la Çankaya (Part-time Instructor),  ┼×afak Sakçak (Research Assistant).

COURSE SCHEDULE:

This course is held on Mondays and Thursdays at Studio M1-M2.

COURSE WEB PAGE:

The web address for this course is: http://arch101.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 (TENTATIVE):

Assessment tool

Quantity

Percentage

Preliminary Assignments

-

% 60

Final Assignment

1

% 40

ATTENDANCE:

According to Çankaya University Regulation for Undergraduate Education, Article 21 & Article 29, students have an obligation to attend to at least 80% of the studio courses.  In practical terms, you have to attend at least 11 weeks of lecture in a 14 week semester. Otherwise, you will not be able to enter the final jury and your grade will be NA at the end of the semester. Attendance will be checked in each class. 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

Design studio will be carried out through panel/individual design critiques and juries, which will be supplemented by theoretical lectures that will be carried out through power-point presentations.

REQUIRED HARDWARE

Model making and drafting equipments will be necessary for the course.