ECTSSocial Change, City and Architecture

Social Change, City and Architecture (ICM521) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Social Change, City and Architecture ICM521 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Emel Akın
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To discuss the processes of spatial chance in the field of city and architecture on the base of social change; to evaluate the production and organization of space in the framework of physical structuring as well as socio-economic and socio-cultural structuring.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students question and discuss the knowledge they gain from reading and reflect it in the academic setting.
  • Students gain the skill of carrying the knowledge that they acquire to different platforms of the field; establish the relationship between the social structure and space on an interdisciplinary scale.
  • Students gain the skill of carrying theoretical knowledge to urban and spatial practice.
  • Students do research on the scale of city and architecture and interpret the yielded results.
  • Students make effectual presentations combining their theoretical knowledge with the subject of study.
Course Content 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.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction of the course, giving the students the references. Reaching references, comprehending the content of the course
2 The terms of social structure and social change. The process of change in societies and spatial formation Reading
3 A movie Brief summary, writing of evaluation
4 Discussion on the lecture and assigned texts (Modernism and space) Reading
5 Discussion on the lecture and assigned texts Reading
6 Discussion on the lecture and assigned texts (Globalization, postmodernism and space) Reading
7 A movie-discussion Brief summary, writing of evaluation
8 Lecture-Discussion Reading
9 Lecture-discussion on the assigned texts (Globalization, postmodernism and space) Reading
10 A movie-Discussion Brief summary, writing of evaluation
11 Lecture-discussion on the assigned texts (Consumer society and space) Reading
12 A movie-discussion Brief summary, writing of evaluation
13 Lecture (Spatial formation and power) Reading
14 Lecture-Discussion-Evaluation Reading
15 Lecture-Discussion-Evaluation Reading
16 Submission of research assignments and evaluation Evaluation


Other Sources 1. Baudrillad, Jean, Tüketim Toplumu, Ayrıntı Yay., İst., 2012
2. Davis, Mike, Gecekondu Gezegeni, Metis Yay., İst., 2007
3. Dobb, Maorice, Kapitalizmin Gelişimi Üzerine İncelemeler, Belge Yay., İst., 1992
4. Eraydın, Ayda, Değişen Mekân, Dost Kitabevi, Ank., 2006.
5. Harvey, David, Asi Şehirler, Metis Yay., İst., 2013.
6. Harvey, David, Postmodernliğin Durumu, Metis Yay., İst., 1997

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 7 20
Presentation 4 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 12 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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
1 X
2 X
3 X
4 X
5 X
6 X
7 X
8 X
9 X
10 X
11 X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 4 4
Homework Assignments 7 2 14
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 3 3 9
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 50 50
Total Workload 125