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FIRST SEMESTER

 

LAUD 101 LANDSCAPE ENGINEERING (2+0+2) 3

Content: Information on land identification, grading, area and volume calculations, road planning, bridge, lighting.

 

LAUD 203 INTRODUCTION TO LANDSCAPE THEORY (2+0+2) 3

Content: Definition, concept and types of Landscape; presentation of subject and interests of Landscape Architecture; relations of Landscape Architecture with other disciplines such as designing, planning, engineering and art; fields of study, with their changing scales; presentation of design processes in regard to these changing scales; approach to design elements by using samples; presentation of landforms and their types, plant materials, landscape elements and structures in basic level.

 

LAUD 104 CITIES IN HISTORY (2+0+2) 4

Content: Learning the history of the city through written and visual material; conducting a study based upon a morphological component of a city, and then presenting the findings.

 

TKL 201 TURKISH LANGUAGE I (2+0+2) 2

Content: The course aims at helping students improve their skills in written and oral narration, by teaching them features and rules of the language.

General information about language in general and world languages, the historical evolution of Turkish and its relationship with other languages, phonetical and morphological characteristics of Modern Turkish, applying/practicing rules of orthography and punctuation

 

HTR 301 ATATURK’S REFORMS I (2+0+2) 2

Content: The basic purpose of the program is to provide the students with a common understanding of the usefulness and the effective methods of studying history, on the importance of the revolutionary history of Turkey and the role of Ataturk. The fields of study of the program are Ottoman history, the war of independence, achievements and leadership values of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk the process of founding the Turkish Republic, the social and political history of the 20th century.

 

LAUD XXX AREA ELECTIVE I

LAUD XXX AREA ELECTIVE II

LAUD XXX FREE ELECTIVE I (2+0+2) 5

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

LAUD 102 HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (2+0+2) 3

Content: This course aims to learn changes and developments in garden art in the historical process. Garden Art in Ancient Times, Garden Art in the Middle Ages, Turkish Garden Art, Islamic Garden Art, Garden Art of the Italian Renaissance, French Baroque Garden Art, Far Eastern Garden Art, English Naturalistic Garden Art, 19th and 20th Century Art movement.

 

LAUD 106 IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE (2+0+2) 3

Content: Needs of irrigation, irrigation techniques, planning of irrigation, drainage.

 

LAUD 108 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (1+2+2) 3

Content: Using Computer-Aided Design on architectural projects, drawings and 3-dimensional modeling.

 

LAUD 110 DESIGN PRINCIPLES (1+2+2) 3

Content: In this course, Students will extend basic modeling skills and a working knowledge of materials and processes by developing concepts using models and presentations. Learning takes place in a studio environment and students will be encouraged to take part in critiquing their own and other’s work. The practice of design combines both independent and collaborative work and this course requires you to use both methods of design development.

 

LAUD 112 PLANT MATERIAL (5+0+5) 9

Content: Botanical and ecological features of pines, spruces, firs, and other gymnosperms. Botanical and ecological features of broad-leaved tree and brush species.

 

TKL 202 TURKISH LANGUAGE II (2+0+2) 2

Content: The course aims at helping students improve their skills in written and oral narration, by teaching them the characteristics and rules of the language. Lexicon of Turkish, study of literary texts, rules for formal correspondence, format and rules for scientific research writing and genres of oral narration.

 

HTR 302 ATATURK’S REFORMS II (2+0+2) 2

Content: The basic purpose of the program is to provide the students with a common understanding of the usefulness and the effective methods of studying history, on the importance of the revolutionary history of Turkey and the role of Ataturk. The fields of study of the program are Ottoman history, the war of independence, achievements and leadership values of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk the process of founding the Turkish Republic, the social and political history of the 20th century.

 

LAUD XXX FREE ELECTIVE II (2+0+2) 5

 

THIRD SEMESTER

 

LAUD 201 DESIGN STUDIO I (4+0+6) 10

*PREREQUISITE FA 106

Content: The Vertical Design Studio System involves students who are enrolled in LAUD 201-202, LAUD 301-302 and LAUD 401-402. Under the same overall project topic, the expectations from these student groups will, certainly, be in lieu of their knowledge and skills based on previous experiences. Thus, the scale, content, components and complexity of the year parameters will depend on the students' experience levels. Since the vertical studio incorporates students from different years, this system is inherently an interactive one--not only between the students and instructors but also between the students of different years.

 

LAUD 209 SOIL SCIENCE (2+0+2) 2

Content: Teaching the basic information about the soil where plants are grown by a landscape architect. Expressions of basic concepts of soil like soil types, parent rock and organic materials, the structure of the soil, depth of soil, etc. 

 

LAUD 211 SITE DESIGNING TECHNIQUES (2+0+2) 3

Content: Site engineering, correlating the design and technical aspects of site development and suitability. Grading, drainage, circulation requirements and alignment, organization concepts relative to landscape resources, site evaluation, utilization and protection, and building and site program analysis and coordination.

 

LAUD 215 PUBLIC PLACES AND URBAN SPACES (2+0+2) 3

Content: Learning the examples of urban public spaces through written and visual material; conducting various small presentations based on the subjects discussed in the classroom.

 

LAUD 303 PLANTING DESIGN

Content: This course aims to give the necessary knowledge to enhance the planting design projects by examining the design characteristics and various functional uses of plant materials which are one of the most extremely important physical elements of landscape design used by landscape architects. Basic principles of planting design, basic elements of planting composition, plant characteristics as a design determinant, aesthetic, architectural and engineering uses of plant material, planting design process (preparations of planting design, site analysis, plant selection, spacing of plants etc.), different approaches to planting design, design considerations of some special projects, discussions about the case studies.

 

LAUD XXX AREA ELECTIVE III

LAUD XXX FREE ELECTIVE III (2+0+2)5

 

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

LAUD 202 DESIGN STUDIO II (4+0+6) 10

*PREREQUISITE LAUD 201

Content: The Vertical Design Studio System involves students who are enrolled in LAUD 201-202, LAUD 301-302 and LAUD 401-402. Under the same overall project topic, the expectations from these student groups will, certainly, be in lieu of their knowledge and skills based on previous experiences. Thus, the scale, content, components and complexity of the year parameters will depend on the students' experience levels. Since the vertical studio incorporates students from different years, this system is inherently an interactive one--not only between the students and instructors but also between the students of different years.

 

LAUD 208 CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS (2+0+2) 3

Content: Materials in Landscape Design, Surfaces And Pavements, Horizontal & Vertical Circulation, Pedestrian & Vehicular Circulation, Enclosure And Surrounding Elements, Shading Elements, Waterscape, Entrances, Roof Gardens.

 

LAUD 210 URBAN GREEN AREA PLANNING (2+0+2) 3

Content: Basic concepts and knowledge about urban green space planning, the process of urban green space planning studies, concept of open green space, the quantity and quality properties of urban greenspaces, basic knowledge of the concepts of urban greenspace design and design criteria for some significant urban greenspaces, examination of the case studies and discussions on the visual materials.

 

LAUD 200 SUMMER PRACTICE I (0+0+0) 2

Content: This summer practice aims to give students basic knowledge about surveying methods, grading techniques (cut and fill), slope analysis and the basic skills of map reading and recognizing topographic symbols. Measurements pertaining to topography and landforms are demonstrated. The two weeks of summer training will have both field surveying and drawing components. When the summer practice is completed students are asked to write an evaluation report of their summer practice and submit to the department at the beginning of the fall semester.

 

HUM 103 HUMANITIES (2+0+2) 3

Content: This course aims to comprehend current civilizations’ cultural values emphasizing science, philosophy, arts and literature and empowers the students on understanding current social movements.

 

LAUD XXX AREA ELECTIVE IV

LAUD XXX AREA ELECTIVE V

 

FIFTH SEMESTER

 

LAUD 300 SUMMER PRACTICE II (0+0+0) 2

Content: The aim of this summer practice is to give students an experience on-site; i.e. plant identification (trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials and annual plants, etc.), their physical characteristics (color, form, texture, scale), their ecological requirements (earth, light and fertilizer requirements), production techniques (seeds, cuttings, etc.), plant composition, planting design, application and maintenance (fertilizers, watering). The minimum time for this practice is four weeks. When the summer practice is completed students are asked to write an evaluation report of their summer practice and submit to the department at the beginning of the fall semester.

 

LAUD 301 DESIGN STUDIO III (4+0+6)10

*PREREQUISITE LAUD 202

Content: The Vertical Design Studio System involves students who are enrolled in LAUD 201-202, LAUD 301-302 and LAUD 401-402. Under the same overall project topic, the expectations from these student groups will, certainly, be in lieu of their knowledge and skills based on previous experiences. Thus, the scale, content, components and complexity of the year parameters will depend on the students' experience levels. Since the vertical studio incorporates students from different years, this system is inherently an interactive one--not only between the students and instructors but also between the students of different years.

 

LAUD 305 URBAN AND ECOLOGY (2+0+2) 4

Content: In this course, It is aimed to inform students about issues such as definition and content of urban ecology; pre-modern, modernism and post-ecological approaches; biodiversity in urban areas, pollution and waste management, climate change, sustainability and eco-cities and to use of urban ecology in landscape planning and design.

 

LAUD 307 ENVIRONMENTAL IMAGE (3+0+3) 5

Content: Observing that singular buildings are meaningful only in the environmental context. Detecting major elements of the visual environment together with architecture. Understanding why certain places have stronger images. Learning from the experience of other places where image appraisal projects had been successful.

 

LAUD 309 TECHNIQUES OF LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION (2+0+2)4

Content: Construction techniques of specific structures built with landscape construction materials. Specific structures include pavements, decks, stairs & ramps, walls, retaining walls, fences, urban furniture, water features and shade structures.

 

LAUD XXX FREE ELECTIVE IV (2+0+2) 5

 

SIXTH SEMESTER

 

LAUD 302 DESIGN STUDIO IV: SMALL TOWN AND CITY CENTRE

Content: The Vertical Design Studio System involves students who are enrolled in LAUD 201-202, LAUD 301-302 and LAUD 401-402. Under the same overall project topic, the expectations from these student groups will, certainly, be in lieu of their knowledge and skills based on previous experiences. Thus, the scale, content, components and complexity of the year parameters will depend on the students' experience levels. Since the vertical studio incorporates students from different years, this system is inherently an interactive one--not only between the students and instructors but also between the students of different years.

 

LAUD 306 LANDSCAPE REPRESENTATION

Content: Perspective drawing with two vanishing points; orthographic drawing, visual representation of natural and built elements in both conventional and creative means, and any urban design and landscape architecture project at various scales and developing technical skills

 

LAUD 308 RURAL LANDSCAPE PLANNING

Content: The course aims to give feedback to the students about the evaluation of the components of rural landscape planning and design; Planning techniques of conservation areas such as natural areas, national parks, nature reserves protected areas, scientific areas, wetlands, etc. and the rural landscape planning process. Concepts of the natural landscape, protected areas, rural landscape forms, devastation factors in natural - rural areas; methods of rural landscape planning; planning and design principles of plantations, agricultural areas, industrial zones, rural recreation areas and transportation zones; scientific approaches, principles and methods towards ecological restoration and nature conservation studies.

 

SEVENTH SEMESTER

 

LAUD 400 SUMMER PRACTICE III

Content: This summer practice aims to give students experience in the office practice of landscape architecture and urban design projects and/or on the site application of structural and planting elements, which form the character of outdoor spaces. With this aim, the six weeks summer training could be handled in two parts, in situ application and/or office practice. It is expected that both parts are given equal importance and the summer training period is used with this consideration. When the summer practice is completed students are asked to write an evaluation report of their summer practice and submit to the department at the beginning of the fall semester.

 

LAUD 401 DESIGN STUDIO V

Content: The Vertical Design Studio System involves students who are enrolled in LAUD 201-202, LAUD 301-302 and LAUD 401-402. Under the same overall project topic, the expectations from these student groups will, certainly, be in lieu of their knowledge and skills based on previous experiences. Thus, the scale, content, components and complexity of the year parameters will depend on the students' experience levels. Since the vertical studio incorporates students from different years, this system is inherently an interactive one--not only between the students and instructors but also between the students of different years.

 

LAUD 303 NATURE CONSERVATION AND TOURISM

Content: The overall goal of this course is to provide students with a working understanding of landscape protection includes detecting and categorizing protected areas and legal and territorial protection. Definition of content, object and aims of Nature Protection, categories of protected areas, global strategy in conservation of nature and current conditions, Legal statements, Techniques of Reclamation.

 

LAUD 403 URBAN SOCIOLOGY

Content: The dynamics of the urbanization process and the economic, social, and cultural aspects of the urban phenomena will be discussed regarding different approaches in the analysis of this process. There is a particular emphasis on the spatial repercussions of different aspects of the urbanization process in different environments.

 

LAUD 405 PLANT BREEDING TECHNIQUES

Content: The main aim of this course is to enable students with the propagation and maintenance of ornamental plants. Nursery and greenhouse, site selection principles, sapling breeding, generative breeding techniques, vegetative breeding techniques, micro and macro breeding techniques, ornamental plant breeding techniques and cutting techniques.

 

LAUD 407 SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN

Content: The aim of this course is to make the students use the sustainability approach efficiently in their landscape architecture and urban design studies by giving basic knowledge of the concepts of sustainability and sustainable design. The concept of sustainability, the historical background, the concept and principles of sustainable design, tools and methods of sustainable design, life-cycle assessment, the significance of sustainable landscape architecture and urban design, principles of sustainable landscape design and urban planning, developments in recent years.

 

LAUD XXX AREA ELECTIVE VI

 

EIGHTH SEMESTER

 

LAUD 402 DESIGN STUDIO VI: CITY AND CITY PARKS

Content: The Vertical Design Studio System involves students who are enrolled in LAUD 201-202, LAUD 301-302 and LAUD 401-402. Under the same overall project topic, the expectations from these student groups will, certainly, be in lieu of their knowledge and skills based on previous experiences. Thus, the scale, content, components and complexity of the year parameters will depend on the students' experience levels. Since the vertical studio incorporates students from different years, this system is inherently an interactive one--not only between the students and instructors but also between the students of different years.

 

LAUD 404 COST ESTIMATE AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Content: Identify the professional duties of a landscape architect, and the process of completing a real-life landscape architectural project. Professional Practice, Professional Liability, Permits and Regulations, Bidding Strategies, Contract and Tender, Cost Data, Cost Estimating, Construction Area, Project Management, Employment.

 

LAUD 406 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Content: At the end of this course, students will be able to take part in an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study, to discuss matters about EIA, to play an active role as a landscape architect in the development of the EIA concept in Turkey.

 

LAUD 408 LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS AND LANDSCAPE QUALITY

Content: The aim of this course is by examining the human-environment interactions from the environmental design point of view to guide the students to design landscape spaces that enhance the life quality of human beings and which fit human nature most. Basic Concepts in Environmental Psychology, examining the human-environment interactions from environmental design point of view, basic processes that takes place in human beings that affect landscape preference (environmental perception, environmental cognition, environmental evaluation), human needs, behavioural mechanisms of human beings, landscape aesthetics, landscape preference and landscape assessment, recent studies on the subject and different approaches, factors effecting landscape preference, environmental evaluation methods that can be used for evaluating landscape spaces.

 

LAUD XXX FREE ELECTIVE V (2+0+2) 5

LAUD XXX FREE ELECTIVE VI (2+0+2) 5

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

LAUD 204 MODEL MAKING AND PRESENTATION SKILLS

Content: This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to create a 3D topographic and landscape model and objects from a 2D plan. It aims to develop students’ ability to understand the functions of models in design and visualize 3D forms from 2D plans using techniques that use minimal tools and materials in different architectural scales. The student will complete the construction of a house, a lighting post, a pergola and sports areas and such details on the selected sample models.

 

LAUD 311 STREET FURNITURE

Content: The street furniture that is often used in urban landscape design studies is introduced and the basic knowledge about their design and construction will be given within the scope of the course. After that case studies will be performed and the students’ practical skills related to the design of street furniture is to be utilized. For that purpose the most widely used street furniture in an urban environment like seating units, shading units, water features, lighting units, waste units, plant containers, signboards, bus-stops, children’s play units, etc. will be practiced.

 

LAUD 312 INDOOR PLANTS

Content: This course aims to learn how to recognize the more common foliage and flowering plants, or cut flowers that are seen in malls, stores, and restaurants, or may be used at home. It also provides the basics of design, plant care, and plant problems and care for houseplants. This course combines lecture notes and specific details on about 120 indoor plants. Extensive descriptions, cultural information, and lists of species and cultivars are given for key plants in groups such as foliage, cacti, succulents, orchids, cut flowers, and flowering potted plants.

 

LAUD 313 TECHNIQUES OF LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

Content: Maintenance of green spaces in Landscape. Pruning, watering, planting and plant breeding techniques. Definition of the green space, Explanation of the techniques of pruning, Explanation of planting seedlings, Explanation of watering of plants, Explanation of maintenance of lawns, Explanation of the methods of plant breeding.

 

LAUD 314 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Content: Geographic Information System (GIS) deals with the analysis and management of geographic information. This course offers an introduction to methods of managing and processing geographic information. Emphasis will be placed on the nature of geographic information, data models and structures for geographic information, geographic data input, data manipulation and data storage, spatial analytic and modeling techniques, and error analysis.

 

LAUD 411 LAWN AND GROUNDCOVERS

Content: Definition of lawn and groundcovers. Botanical and ecological features of lawn and groundcovers, identification of brush species used for preventing erosion. Definition of the green space. Explains the ecological features of the lawn. Explains breeding of lawns regarding climatic conditions. Explains the different usages of the lawn. Explains the ground-covering bushes and plants that can be used as the lawn. Explains erosion. Explains the methods of breeding lawns and groundcovers.

 

LAUD 412 ADVANCED MODELLING TECHNIQUES IN CAD

Content: This course aims to strengthen and improve the students' computer-aided design abilities, especially in three dimensions. Surface modeling and solid modeling techniques are emphasized, with a particular focus on photorealistic images obtained through these models. Although the course is taught using AutoCAD software, it is possible for students who have taken this course to work in other CAD programs using the techniques mastered here.

 

LAUD 413 PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES

Content: In course, the advanced techniques of visual presentation software and 3D modeling software will be described. Learning professional portfolio and presentation file design techniques. Using architectural design and modeling software advanced techniques. Preparing a visual presentation for a professional meeting and to direct the presentation.

 

LAUD 414 CONSERVATION PLANNING AND DESIGN

Content: Provide the students a systematic and contemporary approach to urban conservation that can be used in defining the general characteristics and conservation problems of historic sites considering the current legal, administrative, financial and managerial means. Research, survey, analysis, evaluation and preparation of conservation master plan proposals for a historic site by the use of Geographic Information Systems. Detailed study of the natural, architectural, visual and certain socio-economic characteristics as well as the historical development of the historic site.

 

LAUD 415 URBAN DESIGN POLICIES

Content: The classification of law and development law in Turkish legal system, its scope and application area, Development planning, hierarchy, types of plans, and authority in Turkish urban planning system, main plans, special purposed plans, The implementation of urban plans and the implementation tools, Development programmes, subdivision plans, Land readjustment method (title 18 of Development Law no 3194), voluntary methods (title 15 and 16 of Development Law no 3194) and expropriation, Building permission and control, the examination of the high court decisions

 

LAUD 416 DESIGN SCENARIOS FOR EVERYDAY SPACES

Content: This course is designed to understand and apply the various strategies and aspects of small space and flexible spaces design and special accessibility for a minority like children, elderly, handicapped people.

 

LAUD 417 ENVIRONMENT PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS

Content: The meaning of 'environment' and environmental problems; the progress of environmental thought; Environmental philosophy and its effects on other disciplines; Environmental movement and contemporary approaches; Environmental goods, problem of cooperation and conflict; Environmental ethics and environmental philosophy; Scope of environmental ethics; Human-centered and environmental-centered attitudes; Nature, ecology and eco-centrism; Intrinsic and inherent value, instrumental and non-instrumental value.

 

LAUD 418 PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT

Content: An introduction to environmental psychology; nature and scope of the environment. Psychology and historical change towards environment; individual processes towards environment: environmental perception, spatial cognition and personality development; Appraising and assessing places; social processes towards environment: personal space, territoriality, crowding, privacy and interpersonal distances; research methodology for space planning, designing for more fitting environments; designing for better environments and for sustainable environments.