Cankaya University – Department of Architecture


       2021-2022 FALL SEMESTER

       Instructor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceren Katipoğlu


Course Description:

Architectural History IV is the last one of four general survey courses that provides students with a critical understanding of architectural developments and cross-cultural relations. This course covers art and architecture of the 20th and 21th centuries as exemplified, especially in Turkey. Steady and rapid changes, similar and contrasting ideas and their reflections in art & and architecture will be discussed in the course.

Course Objectives:

This course aims to examine how the similar and contrasting ideas are reflected in art & architecture. Weekly lectures are not thought as closed entities but as complementing each other. Besides providing students with general architectural and cultural knowledge and enabling them to exercise critical thinking, this course also supplements design studios through investigating cause and effect relationship in historical cases.


Attendance will be taken for each course hour. The instructor may take the attendance anytime during each course hour. Students have to be there in person and sign the attendance form. A student who is not there at the moment when the attendance is taken and does not sign the form in person cannot claim presence for that course hour. Students who did not attend at least 70% of attendances during the semester will receive an NA grade.


There are two written exams (all exams will be held in class, face-to-face) being one Midterm Exam, one Final Exam during the semester.

Mid-Term Exam: 50%; Final Exam: 50%. Exam notes will be announced in and webonline.


October 5 Introduction of the course

October 12 Ottoman Architecture in the 19th century

October 19 Colonialism, Orientalism and Occidentalism in Architecture

October 26 Turkish Architecture: Early Republican Period I: Ottoman Revivalism/National Architecture Renaissance

November 2 Turkish Architecture: Early Republican Period II

November 9 Modernism in Turkey

November 16 Modernism in Turkey; 1930’s

November 23 MIDTERM EXAM (%50)

November 30 Modernism in Turkey; Second National Architecture- Turkish House

December 7 Modernism in Turkey; 1950’s- International Style

December 14 Post Modernism in Turkey

December 21 Critical Regionalism

December 28 Contemporary Architecture in Turkey I

January 04 Contemporary Architecture in Turkey II

FINAL EXAM – date will be announced by department