Housing and Culture (ICM522) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Housing and Culture ICM522 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
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 term of culture; to discuss the role of culture in the process of social change, how culture changes/transforms in everyday life; to discuss the role of symbols in postmodern culture; to read the space in various practices and in the functions of production/consumption from the point of culture. To question the housing-identity relationship on the basis of housing and culture; to examine the effect of cultural change in the formation of housing estates and the effect of housing on cultural change.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students question the information in the books and reflect it to the academic setting in discussions.
  • Students gain the skill of carrying their knowledge to various platforms of the field; establishes the relationship between housing/design/everyday life/power and cultural structuring on the interdisciplinary scale.
  • Students gain the skill of carrying their theoretical knowledge to their daily lives and to the urban/spatial practice.
  • Students research for the design and interpret the results of research.
  • Students combine the subject of research with their theoretical knowledge and make an effectual presentation.
Course Content The relationship between housing-culture and identity by researches conducted on the residents (slum houses in various settled areas, closed housing settlements, high apartments etc.) of different dwellings in terms of quality and the user profile.

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 Reading, doing research, evaluation Preparing for Presentation
3 Presentation, discussion, evaluation Preparing for Presentation
4 Presentation, discussion, evaluation Reading
5 Reading, research, evaluation Reading, preparing for presentation
6 Presentation, discussion, evaluation Reading, preparing for presentation
7 Presentation, discussion, evaluation Reading
8 Reading, research, evaluation Preparing for Presentation
9 Presentation/General Evaluation Reading
10 Reading, research, evaluation Research
11 Reading, research, evaluation Preparing for presentation
12 Presentation, discussion, evaluation Reading
13 Reading, research, evaluation Reading
14 Final presentations Preparing for Presentation
15 Final presentations Preparing for Presentation
16 Final presentations Preparing for Presentation


Other Sources 1. Terry Eagleton, Kültür Yorumları, Ayrıntı Yay.
2. Mark, Gottiener, Postmodern Göstergeler, Maddi Kültür Ve Postmodern Yaşam Biçimleri, İmge Kitabevi.
3. De Certeau, Michel, (Çev. Lale Arslan Özcan), Gündelik Hayatın Keşfi-I, Dost, Kitabevi, Ank., 2008
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 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