ECTS - House and Culture Relation

House and Culture Relation (MMR515) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
House and Culture Relation MMR515 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, Problem Solving, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Emel Akın
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To discuss the interaction areas of culture in the process of social change and daily living in terms of material practices, to practice space reading over culture. To examine the dialectical interaction of culture in residential areas and housing. To question the triangle of housing-identity-powers on the basis of culture interpretation.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Establishes the relationship between housing and culture independently and/or on an interdisciplinary basis.
  • Transfers the theoretical knowledge that was gained during the lectures into practice in terms of spatial analysis.
  • Improves himself/herself in obtaining, analyzing and using the knowledge.
Course Content 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).

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction of the course. Giving information and references about the aim and method of the course. Reaching references, comprehending the content of the course
2 The terms housing-home-sense of belonging Reading
3 Culture-daily life-material practices Reading
4 Discussion on the materials read Reading
5 The cultural and ideological function of housing on the basis of social change Reading, preparing for presentation
6 Housing-ethnographic studies/research Reading, preparing for presentation
7 Discussions on the materials read Reading
8 Housing-İdentity-Powers Reading
9 Discussions on the materials read Reading
10 Mid-term presentations Presentation
11 Cultural change and spatial organization, change and transformation in housing Reading
12 Discussions on the materials read Reading
13 Gated community in everyday life Reading
14 Gecekondu-urban renewal in everyday life Reading
15 Discussions on the materials read Preparing for Presentation
16 Final presentations Preparing for Presentation


Course Book 1. Terry Eagleton, Kültür Yorumları, Ayrıntı Yay.
2. Mark, Gottiener, Postmodern Göstergeler, Maddi Kültür Ve Postmodern
3. De Certeau, Michel, (Çev. Lale Arslan Özcan), Gündelik Hayatın Keşfi-I, Dost,
4. Lefebvre, Henri, Gündelik Hayatın Eleştirisi, Sel Yay., İst., 2010
5. Simmel, George, Modern Kültürde Çatışma, İletişim Yay., İst., 2012
6. Rapoport, Amos, Kültür Mimarlık Tasarım, Yapı. Yay., İst., 2004

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation 4 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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
Application 1 15 15
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 83