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INRERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN DEPARTMENT

FA 101  BASIC ART AND DESIGN I
The course serves as the foundation of the students` design education, introducing the issues and problems of approaching and realizing a design problem.
Basic Art and Design I aims to introduce the topic of design and its associated issues and problems. Elements and principles of design are taught through application on two and three dimensional surfaces. Meaning and expressive qualities in form are explored through the variety of projects.
The course is based on "learning by doing". This means that the students carry out various projects/tasks in the studio, from which they learn about a particular topic of design. These topics are mainly color studies, texture and surface studies, three dimenslonal designs inspired from the nature and functional objects, analytical drawing and compositions.

FA 113  DRAWING AND PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES I
The main objectives of Section students and their education in the profession to do the necessary work is done by gaining the necessary skills to do their drawingns.
Course Scope:
Drawing tools and materials, and to acquire the ability to use them,
Technical drawing papers,  standards and regulations,
Text, lines, screening, sizing and marking standards,
Drawing objects and spaces by the projection method to view and cutaway view.
And the necessary works to clarify and understand to perform.

FA 121  HISTORY OF DESIGN I
The course is an introduction to the history of art and architecture in Europe and the Middle East from the Paleolithic period to 1400 CE with an emphasis on the social aspects of art and cross-cultural influences in the pre-modern Western world. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with major works in the art historical canon, provide a vocabulary of art historical terminology in English, train students to analyze the formal aspects of works of art and architecture and teach a basic understanding of the intersections of art and culture.

TD 101  TURKISH LANGUAGE I
To provide students an historical perspective about Turkish Language, improving critical reading and writing in Turkish, analysing argumentative essays, joining a process of production of knowledge through communication, writing a book review, gaining knowledge about academic ethics.
Content of the course depends on argumentative essays and analysis of them. Reading material also includes articles about the history of Turkish Language, short paragraphs and argumentative essays as well as an essay-type book written by a Turkish writer.

AT 211  ATATÜRK PRINCIPLES AND REFORMS I
Informing the students about our recent history. Important events and developments between Tanzimat and the establishment of Turkish Republic is also a fundamental part of the course. Principles of Ataturk is another topic, which will be discussed in detail.

EL 101  ENGLISH I
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

FA 122  HISTORY OF DESIGN II
The course is an introduction to the history of art and architecture in the West from 1400 to 1960 CE, including elementary theories of early modern and modern art with an emphasis on the social aspects of art and cross-cultural influences. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with major works in the art historical canon, provide a vocabulary of art historical terminology in English, train students to analyze the formal aspects of works of art and architecture and teach a basic understanding of the intersections of art and culture.

TD 112  TURKISH LANGUAGE II
To give an idea about different literary genres such as novel, short story and poem and to concentrate on some Turkish examples. The course aims to provide knowledge about literary terms as well as historical perspective concerning these genres.
This course covers the following subjects: The rise of the Turkish novel, the relation of Turkish novel with traditional genres, some key terms in narratology such as narrator, narrative modes and characterization etc., close reading techniques, Turkish novel from 50’s to 2000’s, short story and poem in Turkish.

AT 212  ATATÜRK PRINCIPLES AND REFORMS II
Informing students about our recent history is one of the leading objectives of this course. Istiklal Savaşı and various reforms realized after the establishment of Turkish Republic will also be discussed.

EL 102  ENGLISH II
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

IA 201  INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT I
The aim of course is to help the students understand the principles of interior design process and gain the ability of seeing and thinking of design factors, learn the analysis methods considering the building system properties, create a scenario and concept determining the user requirements and needs and gain the knowledge and ability to convert the artistic and intellectual thoughts in to practice.

IA 221  HISTORY OF ARCH. AND INT. DES. I
The interpretation of the 19th and early 20th century architecture with the help of various examples of the world, introducing the styles and important architects, showing the interrelations of art and architecture. The aim of this lecture is to interpret the styles of the 19th and early 20th century architecture.

IA 251  INT. ARCH. DES. SYSTEMS I-STRUCTURE
Basic elements that constitute the buildings, such as structures, vertical and horizontal circulation elements, interior and exterior doors, windows, wet areas, roofs, etc. are the topics studied in the course. The students learn the design principles of building elements and the specifics of the most commonly used construction materials.

IA 215  COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I
The aim of the course is to teach the AutoCAD programme and the commands of Autocad which are most usefull for 2D Draw. The students learn the design skill of reading and drawing a project in computer and the using of autocad and details.

EL 201  ENGLISH III
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

IA 202  INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT II
The main aim of the course is to gain the ability of problem solving in interior design according to brand/corporate identity.The students understand the concepts and relations of interior design in accordance with shops and retail spaces design practices, gain the ability of seeing and thinking from users and operators point of views, learn the analysis methods considering the building system properties and create a scenario and concept determining the brand and corporate identity.

IA 222  HISTORY OF ARCH. AND INT. DES. II
The interpretation of the architecture from 1920’s to the present with the help of various examples of the world, introducing the styles and important architects. The aim of this lecture is to interpret the styles of the 20th century architecture and contemporary architecture.

IA 254  MATERIALS
The topics of the course are definition, classification, brief history of usage, physical and chemical properties, formation methods and preservation methods of materials that are being used in the field of Interior Architecture also outstanding designers’ conceptions of materials in furniture and product design, with the help of slides within the coverage of the visual effect of materials.

IA 216  COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN II
The aim of the course is to teach the 3ds Max programme and the commands of 3ds Max which are most usefull for 3D Draw. The students gain the design skill of reading and drawing a 3d project in computer and use the 3ds max programme and details.

EL 202  ENGLISH IV
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

IA 301  INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT III
The aim of the course is to gain the ability of problem solving in interior design in large scaled projects considering the user requirements and needs. The students understand the concepts and relations of interior design in large scaled projects in accordance with design practices, gain the ability of seeing and thinking of the environmental factors, learn the analysis methods considering the building system properties and create a scenario and concept determining the corporate identity.

IA 323  ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY
This compulsory course aims to provide the students with a comprehensive introduction to the conceptual and theoretical grounds of contemporary architectural discourse and practice, and thereby help them understand the architectural culture of today. Through the discussion of selected theoretical readings and examples of buildings and built environments in the class, the course aims to contribute to the students' abilities to evaluate contemporary architectural practice, and help them express their own design approaches in written and verbal form by using appropriate disciplinary terminology.

IA 351  INT. ARCH. DES. SYS. II-LIGHTING AND ACOUSTIC
The aim of the course is to give the necessary knowledge about installation, lighting and acoustics for providing the optimum conditions in interior spaces.

IA 302  INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT IV
The aim of the course is to gain the ability of problem solving in interior design in large scaled projects like healthcare buildings, industrial buildings and public buildings considering the user requirements and needs. The students understand the concepts and relations of interior design in large scaled projects in accordance with design practices, learn the design properties for handicapped and senior people and analyse methods considering the building system properties.

IA 312  HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND ENV. DESIGN
The aim of Environmental Design class is to introduce environment and behavior literature to students and enable them to learn effect of environment on human behavior through environmental analysis. Course framework is made up of five modules, which are: Core Concepts of Environmental Design, Environmental Design and Well-Being, Participatory Design, Universal Design and Sustainability. Each module covers different environmental analysis techniques that are reinforced by in-class applications and field trips.

IA 401  INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT V
The aim of the course is to gain the ability of problem solving in interior design in large scaled projects like dormitory, health facility, boutique hotel, office etc. Considering the user requirements and needs. The students understand the concepts and relations of interior design in large scaled projects in accordance with design practices, learn the design properties for handicapped and senior people and analyse methods considering the building system properties.

IA 431  PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
The aim of the course is teaching the concepts and methods of interior design cost management. Different terms such as quantity survey, survey list, invoice, proforma invoice and the proposal are taught and information about the types of contract is given in the beginning of the course. Next, different spaces are selected from different project and proposal files are prepared for these rooms.

IA 402  FINAL PROJECT
This course is designed to help students for finding solutions taking into account the user profile by using different project subjects. The students will create a necessity program about the project, product creative ideas, learn skills about the places are between the horizontal and vertical relationships, and be aware of new materials and technologies.

IA 422  CONT. ARCH. DISCOURSE AND CRITICISM
This course aims to present the students with modes of architectural discourse and criticism through the introduction of concepts like criticism and critical thinking, disciplinarity, theory, position, objectivity, subjectivity, politics and power, and help them to be able to approach written texts and works of architecture in a critical manner. Through the discussion of key figures, theoretical approaches, and ideas that shape contemporary architecture, it aims to develop the students skills in understanding and critically evaluating architecture with reference to its geographic, social, historical, political, and cultural context.


ELECTIVE COURSES

IA 370  RESTORATION
The aim of the course is to introduce restoration notion to students and enable them to grasp the importance and the necessity of knowing, understanding and making comments on the properties of existing buildings.
The contents are;
Traditional and advanced measuring methods
Surveying, measuring and drawing techniques
Taking photos and documenting the existing environment
Field studies.

IA 379  ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIMENTATION
The scope of this course is to offer a critical glance to the “experimentation” in architecture as a challengeable source for understanding the conceptual sources of architecture in relation to “technology” and “materials”. The issue of “experimentation” and “technology” will be discussed as parallel and mutually nurturing phenomenons. The critical works of the architects of the said period will be elaborated through these aspects as the substantial reflection of their criticism of the conventions and denouement rules of Modern Architecture through the conceptions of materials.

IA 473  DESIGN AND HEALTH
Contemporary definition of health underlines that "health is not merely absence of disease" and recognizes multiple factors that are contributing to well-being. The aim of this class is to increase awareness to the important link between environment and health in multiple scales of environment including urban, neighborhood, building and product scale.

IA 304  FURNITURE DESIGN
Conceptual, theoretical and hands-on practical studies aid the development of the students understanding of furniture design within the context of a total interior space design.

ID 341  STRATEGIC DESIGN
The course is focused on the stage that is before the actual product or service development and shaped by corporate strategies and market dynamics. Analysis of factors that influence in the fuzzy front end of product or service development, and constraints that are being used to define product or service specifications are included in the course content. The course examines these topics with the case studies in the context of sustainability.