Environmental Aesthetics (ICM374) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Environmental Aesthetics ICM374 1 2 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objectives of the course are to increase environmental aesthetics to higher level and to create a value system in the field.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Be aware of the environment and its nature,
  • To understand the relationship between body and emotions,
  • To develop critical thinking about the environment,
  • To understand the relationship between city and him,
  • To make applications in the nature.
Course Content Examining artistic approaches with their relationships between the world and human and its society in the framework of architecture ranging from to the natural environment; within Environmental Aesthetics, producing experimental studies on environment perception and the relationship between the stress on the body.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the course To gain information about course content from source books
2 Environment and aesthetics Case studies
3 Perception and aesthetics Homework
4 Memory and aesthetics Case studies
5 Phenomology and environment Case studies
6 Nature and space Case studies
7 Ecology and environment Case studies
8 Mid-term Mid-term preparation
9 Urban aesthetic Case studies
10 Space and body Homework
11 Poetic function Case studies
12 Observation, discussion and examples Case studies
13 Art and signification Case studies
14 Observation, discussion and examples Case studies
15 Observation, discussion and examples Case studies
16 Final exam Final exam preparation


Other Sources 1. Erzen, Jale. (2006) Çevre Estetiği. Ankara: ODTÜ Yayıncılık
2. Faucault, Michel. (1994) Kelimeler ve Şeyler. İstanbul: İmge Kitabevi.
3. Lailach, Michael. (2007) Land Art. Lancashire, U.K.: Taschen.
4. Kagan, Moisei. (1982) Güzellik Bilimi Olarak Estetik ve Sanat. İstanbul: Altın Kitaplar Yayınevi.
5. Kastner, Jeffrey. (2010) Land and Environmental Art. Phaidon Press.
6. Marcel, Gabriel. (1971) The Philosophy of Existentialism. New York:Citadel Press Inc.
7. Tunalı, İsmail. (2010). Estetik Beğeni. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 10
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
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
1 Reflecting Information into academic environment X
2 Theoretical, scientific, artistic, historical background/structure X
3 Social, environmental, sustainability principles X
4 Legal framework X
5 Institutional and ethical values X
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice X
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results X
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions X
9 Effective writing, drawing and presentation X
10 Capability to perform independent and interdisciplinary works X
11 Capable to criticize, produce counter thesis and synthesis X
12 Life-long learning consciousness X
13 Foreign Language Use capability
14 Capable to use information technologies
15 Respect for ethical values, laws, human rights, environmental and cultural heritage X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 2 3 6
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 3 3 9
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 3 3
Homework Assignments 1 3 3
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 3 3
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 75