ECTS - Research on Preservation and Restoration of Historic Environment

Research on Preservation and Restoration of Historic Environment (MMR661) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Research on Preservation and Restoration of Historic Environment MMR661 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Şule Pfeiffer Taş
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Transferring the methods used in conservation and restoration applications of historical buildings within the framework of modern conservation understanding; to teach the scientific methods to be followed before the research, preservation and restoration project of historical buildings; to investigate the design-application process of historical buildings undergoing restoration
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 1-Gains awareness of conserving the environment and structures. 2- Recognizes the application of national and international protection principles and theories. 3-Knows to look critically about the legal framework and legislation. 4- Learns the methods to be followed in researching historical structures. 5- Apply the scientific methods in the process of preparation of the restitution report. 6- Analyzes the changes and the phases of the building within the historical environment. 7- Makes a synthesis of the result of researches
Course Content 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.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the Course, Resources and the Presentation of Weekly Semester Program Priliminary Information about Topics
2 The Concept of Protection, History and Theoretical Basis of Protection Understanding
3 Historical Environmental Protection/ National and International Organizations on the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Laws and Protection
4 Historical Environmental Protection/ National and International Organizations on the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Laws and Protection
5 Studies conducted before restoration; Building Survey , Restitution and Restoration Project Preparation Principles, Process
6 Methods in Restitution Research
7 Methods in Restitution Research
8 Methods in Restitution Research
9 Historical Environment and Construction Research
10 Historical Environment and Construction Research
11 Historical Environment and Construction Research
12 Presentation -Critical
13 Presentation and Critics Discussion about Topics
14 Evaluation of research results
15 Evaluation of research results
16 Evaluation of research results


Other Sources 1. 1- Emre Madran-Nimet Özgönül, Kültürel ve Doğal Değerlerin Korunması, Ankara 2005.
2. 2- Zeynep Ahunbay, Tarihi Çevre Koruma ve Restorasyon, İstanbul 1996.
3. 3- Emre Madran, Tanzimat’tan Cumhuriyet’e Kültür Varlıklarının Korunmasına İlişkin Tutumlar ve Düzenlemeler, Ankara 2002.
4. 4- Cengiz Bektaş, Koruma, Onarım, İstanbul 2001.
5. 5- Turan Karakaş, Taşınır ve Taşınmaz Kültür ve Tabiat Varlıkları Mevzuatı, Ankara 1997.
6. 6- ICOMOS, Guide toRecordingHistoricBuildings, Cambridge 1990.
7. 7- N.Tyler, Ted J. Ligibel, and I R. Tyler. Historic Preservation: An Introduction to its History, Principles and Practice. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work 1 20
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 60
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship 1 12 12
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 1 20 20
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 1 25 25
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125