Compulsory Departmental Courses

MMR501 - Research Methods and Communications Skills (3 + 0) 5

The aim of the course is to introduce graduate students with scientific research methods, to provide them to experience preparing scientific research proposal, to implement suitable research methods and to present statistical findings and conclusions verbally and in written format.

MMR620 - Theory and Criticism in Architecture (3 + 0) 5

Investigation of the architecture-design-theory relation through expositions from selected sources and seminars.

MMR650 - Building Science Workshop (3 + 0) 5

Building-environmental factors relation; applications on designs of different scales and feasibilities; practices of access to and interpretation of information; interpretation of the research to be done by PhD students on their subjects, conveying theoretical knowledge, criticism of applications assigned.

MMR670 - Conservation and Restoration Workshop (3 + 0) 5

Documentation of the present state of the historic environment and building to be preserved; investigation of its history; analysis in terms of spatial, functional, demographic, artistic contexts and architectural history; its restitution; documentation of changes undergone and types of deterioration; preservation issues in terms of material;

MMR682 - Seminar (0 + 0) 5

Presentation and discussion of research being done for establishing the conceptual basis of thesis work.

MMR689 - Qualification Exam (0 + 0) 30

Topics covered in PhD curriculum courses and related subjects.

MMR691 - Thesis Proposal (0 + 0) 20

Research subject

MMR697 - Doctoral Thesis (0 + 0) 150

Subject stated in the Thesis Protocol.

Elective Courses

FBE-MMR-DR-AE1FA1 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

FBE-MMR-DR-AE1FA2 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

FBE-MMR-DR-AE1FA3 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

FBE-MMR-DR-AE1FA4 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

FBE-MMR-DR-AE1FA5 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

FBE-MMR-DR-AE1FA6 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

ICM502 - Design and Communication (3 + 0) 5

Communication and theories used in design, theories and methods in order to understand the formation of the language of design; interdisciplinary semantic studies and emerging trends in contemporary designs in order to understand and interpret the formation of the communicative criteria in design; design language created by cultural codes, design a

ICM521 - Social Change, City and Architecture (3 + 0) 5

Changes in the field of architecture and city both in Turkey and in Europe; spatial transformations/changes and social relationships in the historical process; the terms of time and space, factors in spatial formation.

ICM527 - Management of Cultural Heritage (3 + 0) 5

The topics of investigation, protection, promotion and management of resources within the scope of cultural heritage; international and national agencies, relevant laws and decisions that affect the management of these resources; the theoretical and methodological approaches related to the definition and management of cultural heritage and social a

ISL555 - Research Methods (3 + 0) 5

Research designs, probability theories, hypothesis tests, reliability and validity of measurement, model construction, multiple regression, multivariate variance analyses, correlation, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and econometric models.

KOR676 - Cultural Heritage Management (3 + 0) 5

Research, preservation, promotion and management of the sources within the scope of cultural heritage; international and national institutions, laws, and resolutions; theoretical and methodical approaches related to the definition and management of cultural heritage; relation between cultural heritage and culture economy-industry(archaelogical and

KOR680 - Industrial Heritage and Conservation (3 + 0) 5

Definition, scope and aims of industrial heritage and industrial archaeology; retrieval and evaluation of industrial data; documentation of industrial heritage and related processes of production; characteristics, conservation, and re-functionalization of pre-industrial atelier and workshops, and of the early industrial period monuments

MMR511 - Urban Design (3 + 0) 5

Comparison and discussion of the developments in the fields of the city and urban design, and of the historical formation and transformations of social space in cultural, political, and economic terms.

MMR512 - Design and Communication (3 + 0) 5

In our day of high speed developments in communication, role of efforts in creating effective visual images on design;examples of theories and methods used in communication and design; understanding the generation of the criteria in design communication through study of interdisciplinary work on semantics and developing trends in contemporary

MMR513 - Reality and Imagination in Design (3 + 0) 5

Research of the factors in a context where design is perceived as representation, as unnatural and imaginary being; identity constituted by design, the relation between the way of communication manifested and design;design product, main theme, the medium created and its ingredients; the reality of the relation between function and representation,

MMR518 - Advanced Color Theory (3 + 0) 5

Dimensions of color and basic factors in perception of color; psychological and physiological effects of color and their roles in two and three dimensional designs; comparisons of color systems (Munsell, CIE XYZ, NCS, etc.); analysis of scientific research in the field.

MMR519 - Research Methods for Historic Buildings (3 + 0) 5

Research methods intended for restitution of historic buildings prior to restoration and renovation; access to information about the legal and preservation status of buildings; archival search, research and methods about the history, geography, and archeology of the region that the buildings are found previous renovations and restorations intended

MMR520 - Architecture Art and Propaganda (3 + 0) 5

Use of architecture as means of propaganda for different belief systems, aims and ideologies since Antiquity; theoretical knowledge and examples related with the subject; relation of architecture, art, and politics; study of the impact on mass culture through examples of painting, graphic arts, photography, film, sculpture, etc.,

MMR521 - Architectural History and Theory I (3 + 0) 5

Appraisal of architectural history in terms of the social, political, and cultural contexts of the architectural development in the world and in Turkey; discussions of architectural history and theories in relation with architectural historiography.

MMR522 - Architectural History and Theory II (3 + 0) 5

Architectural knowledge in terms of cognitive, discursive, scientific, technological, aesthetic, artistic, historic and cultural contexts and the pioneer architects and manifestos as of a start.

MMR523 - Viennese Secession (3 + 0) 5

Emergence of the Viennese Secession movement that was founded in 1897 in Vienna, its philosophy and extensions in the world; Gustav Klimt, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Otto Wagener, Joseph Hoffmann and other architects and artists, their works; foundation of the Wiener Werkstaette/Viennese Ateliers and their reflections until today.

MMR544 - Social Change City and Architecture (3 + 0) 5

Readings and research at the urban and architectural scales; study on relation between social structure and space as an interdisciplinary issue; theoretical knowledge in connection with research subject.

MMR545 - House and Culture Relation (3 + 0) 5

Investigation of housing?culture and identity relations through readings (books/essays) and research done through users of housings with different characteristics and user profiles (such as, squatter housing, gated communities, apartment buildings).

MMR546 - Political Economy of Space (3 + 0) 5

Political-economic structuring as the basis of spatial processes; production and organization of space within the framework of the conditions specific to capitalism; space in terms of social relations; concepts related with production and organization of space; links between these concepts and the perceived space; discussion of essays related with the subject and definition of research topics.

MMR547 - Research in Urban Public Domain (3 + 0) 5

City-urban area-public space relationship; how public space shapes urban area and the society; analysis of city and urban space through built environment; physical, social and psychological environment.

MMR563 - Reality and Imagination in Design (3 + 0) 5

Research of the factors in a context where design is perceived as representation, as unnatural and imaginary being; identity constituted by design, the relation between the way of communication manifested and design; design product, main theme, the medium created and its ingredients; the reality of the relation between function and representation, and exemplar works related with its visual manifestation.

MMR564 - Architecture Art and Propaganda (3 + 0) 5

Use of architecture as means of propaganda for different belief systems, aims and ideologies since Antiquity; theoretical knowledge and examples related with the subject; relation of architecture, art, and politics; study of the impact on mass culture through examples of painting, graphic arts, photography, film, sculpture, etc., besides the images created in architectural works.

MMR581 - Research on Preservation and Restoration of Historic Environment (3 + 0) 5

Research on sources, legal statute, and archival documents in relevant institutions (maps, gravure, photograph, probable restoration projects, etc.) in relation with a subject related to the PhD thesis; synthesis based on knowledge obtained through study of the findings.

MMR582 - Cultural Heritage Management (3 + 0) 5

Research, preservation, promotion and management of the sources within the scope of cultural heritage; international and national institutions, laws, and resolutions; theoretical and methodical approaches related to the definition and management of cultural heritage; relation between cultural heritage and culture economy-industry (historic sites and ruins, museums, re-functionalization - with examples from Turkey and abroad).

MMR583 - Industrial Heritage and Conservation (3 + 0) 5

Definition, scope and aims of industrial heritage and industrial archaeology; retrieval and evaluation of industrial data; documentation of industrial heritage and related processes of production; characteristics, conservation, and re-functionalization of pre-industrial atelier and workshops, and of the early industrial period monuments.

MMR584 - Research Methods for Historic Buildings (3 + 0) 5

Research methods intended for restitution of historic buildings prior to restoration and renovation; access to information about the legal and preservation status of buildings; archival search, research and methods about the history, geography, and archeology of the region that the buildings are found, previous renovations and restorations intended for use; study and assessment of selected historic buildings.

MMR601 - Architectural Research (3 + 0) 5

Introduction of theories related with research techniques in architecture through readings, expositions and discussions; defining by students of a research subject related to architecture-design-planning, evaluating and interpreting information obtained through literature survey and field work (e.g., questionnaires, surveys) with scientific methods.

MMR612 - Architectural Research (3 + 0) 5

Introduction of theories related with research techniques in architecture through readings, expositions and discussions; defining by students of a research subject related to architecture-design-planning, evaluating and interpreting information obtained through literature survey and field work(e.g.questionnaires, surveys) with scientific methods

MMR614 - Architectural History and Theory II (3 + 0) 5

Architectural knowledge in terms of cognitive, discursive, scientific, technological, aesthetic, artistic, historic and cultural contexts and the pioneer architects and manifestos as of a start.

MMR618 - Urban Design (3 + 0) 5

Comparison and discussion of the developments in the fields of the city and urban design, and of the historical formation and transformations of social space in cultural, political, and economic terms.

MMR643 - Theory of Building Acoustics (3 + 0) 5

Control of sound and sound reflection (echo) in interior space; evaluation of the positive and negative impacts related to acoustics in architectural design; technical precautions needed to be taken in design and during use.

MMR661 - Research on Preservation and Restoration of Historic Environment (3 + 0) 5

Research on sources, legal statute, and archival documents in relevant institutions (maps, gravure, photograph, probable restoration projects, etc.) in relation with a subject related to the PhD thesis; synthesis based on knowledge obtained through study of the findings.

MMR671 - Techniques of Architectural Lighting (3 + 0) 5

Evaluation of the positive and negative impacts of interior lighting in architectural design; detailed knowledge on various subjects like environmental lighting, visibility, control of light, etc.

MMR672 - Theory of Building Acoustics (3 + 0) 5

Control of sound and sound reflection (echo) in interior space; evaluation of the positive and negative impacts related to acoustics in architectural design; technical precautions needed to be taken in design and during use.

MMR676 - Cultural Heritage Management (3 + 0) 5

Research, preservation, promotion and management of the sources within the scope of cultural heritage; international and national institutions, laws, and resolutions; theoretical and methodical approaches related to the definition and management of cultural heritage; relation between cultural heritage and culture economy-industry

YPB643 - Theory of Building Acoustics (3 + 0) 5

Control of sound and sound reflection (echo) in interior space; evaluation of the positive and negative impacts related to acoustics in architectural design; technical precautions needed to be taken in design and during use.

YPB652 - Techniques of Architectural Lighting (3 + 0) 5

Evaluation of the positive and negative impacts of interior lighting in architectural design; detailed knowledge on various subjects Like environmental, lighting, visibility, control of light, etc.