UNDERGRADUATE ELECTIVES

Students are expected to take and successfully complete 10 elective courses prior to graduation with B.Arch. degree. 

One course has to be taken from each of the following three groups of elective courses on “Design and Theory”, “History”, and “Technology”, making a total of three required elective courses. Three of the elective courses have to be taken from other METU departments, or from other universities (in Turkey or abroad), all of which have to be on related subjects (excluding performance based courses such as foreign languages, music, etc.) and approved by the Department. Students are to choose the remaining four elective courses from among the courses offered by the department. 

Current semester course list can be accessed by clicking here.

Course places and timetable can be accessed via oibs.metu.edu.tr

Design and Theory

ARCH303

Freehand Architectural Drawing

(3-2)4

6

ARCH324

Thinking (Reading/Writing) on Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH325

(Depending on the syllabus) Architecture in Situ

(3-0)3

4

ARCH365

Fine Arts Techniques Workshop (Photography)

(3-2)4

6

ARCH366

Fine Arts Techniques Workshop

(3-2)4

6

ARCH403

Advanced Architectural Surveying

(2-8)6

8

ARCH415

Fundamentals of Site Planning

(3-0)3

4

ARCH416

Architects and Patrons

(3-0)3

4

ARCH417

The Limits of Architectural Criticism

(3-0)3 

4

ARCH418

Case Studies in Architectural Criticism

(3-0)3

4

ARCH425

The Cultural Context of Art and Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH429

Pattern and Geometry in Design 

(3-0)3

4

ARCH434

Vernacular Architecture 

(3-0)3

4

ARCH439

History of Modern Structural Engineering 

(3-0)3

4

ARCH441

Reading Architectural Works I

(3-0)3

4

ARCH442

Reading Architectural Works II

(3-0)3

4

ARCH445

Fundamentals of Design in Works of Art

(2-2)3

4

ARCH450

Generative Design in Architecture

(2-2)3

4

ARCH453

Construction Design Practice

(3-2)4

6

ARCH462

Computer Aided Drafting and Design

(3-2)4

6

ARCH463

Introduction to the Theory of Shape Grammars

(3-0)3

4

ARCH465

Fine Arts Techniques Workshop I

(2-2)3 

4

ARCH466

Fine Arts Techniques Workshop II

(3-2)4

4

ARCH467

Design Methods

(3-0)3

4

ARCH470

Digital Design Studio I

(3-6)6

8

ARCH475

Digital Design Studio II

(3-6)6

8

ARCH477

Architectural Modeling

(3-0)3

4

ARCH491

Landscape Research I

(3-0)3

4

ARCH492

Landscape Research II

(3-0)3

4

With consent of the instructor: (under the Graduate Programs)

ARCH505

Advanced Architectural Design Studio I

(3-6)6

8

ARCH508

Research Analysis and Design in Multilayered Context

(2-4)4

8

ARCH511

Social and Cultural Themes in Urban Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH512

Advanced Studies on Urban Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH517

Principles of Universal Design

(3-0)3

4

ARCH524

Architecture and Different Modes of Representation

(3-0)4

10

ARCH526

Politics and Space

(3-0)3

4

ARCH527

Advanced Topics in Digital Constructivism

(3-0)3

4

ARCH547

Architecture and the Social Context of Modernity I

(3-0)3

4

ARCH548

Architecture and the Social Context of Modernity II

(3-0)3

4

ARCH586

Descriptive and Systematic Approaches to Design

(3-0)3

4

ARCH583

Philosophical Issues in Computation and Design

(2-2)3

4

ARCH585

Computational Design Research Lab

(2-4)4

10

ARCH591

Theory and History of Landscape Architecture I

(3-0)3

4

ARCH592

Theory and History of Landscape Architecture II

(3-0)3

4

AH513

Aesthetics and Criticism I

(3-0)3

4

AH514

Aesthetics and Criticism II

(3-0)3

4

AH546

Theories of History I

(3-0)3

4

AH547

Theories of History II

(3-0)3

4

AH548

Aesthetics and the Psyche 

(3-0)3

4

CONS511

Theory of Restoration and Conservation I

(3-0)3

4

CONS512

Theory of Restoration and Conservation II

(3-0)3

4

History 

ARCH322

Developments in Modern Art

(3-0)3

4

ARCH323

Developments in Modern Art

(3-0)3

4

ARCH324

Thinking (Reading/Writing) on Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH325

(Depending on the syllabus) Architecture in Situ

(3-0)3

4

ARCH407

City in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Topography and Architecture 

(3-0)3

4

ARCH409

Perspectives in the Conservation and Valorization of  Cultural Heritage

(3-0)3

4

ARCH410

A Survey on Architectural Culture: From the Neolithic to the Modern Period

(3-0)3

4

ARCH413

Survey of Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH419

Pre-Classical Architecture of Ancient Anatolia 

(3-0)3

4

ARCH420

Architecture and Politics in 20th Century Italy

(3-0)3

4

ARCH421

Architects and Architectural Practice in History

(3-0)3

4

ARCH422

Classical Antiquity in Asia Minor

(3-0)3

4

ARCH423

Domestic Architecture in Antiquity

(3-0)3

4

ARCH425

The Cultural Context of Art and Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH426

House and Daily Life in History

(3-0)3

4

ARCH427

Studies in Greek Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH428

Twentieth Century Architecture in Turkey

(3-0)3

4

ARCH430

Seminar in Contemporary Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH436

Studies in Roman Architecture 

(3-0)3

4

ARCH440

Masterworks of Medieval Architecture in East and West

(3-0)3

4

ARCH443

Environmental Aesthetics I   

(3-0)3

4

ARCH444

Environmental Aesthetics II  

(3-0)3

4

ARCH448

Issues and Problems in ‘Modernism’

(3-0)3

4

ARCH449

Nineteenth Century Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH482

Conservation of Archaeological Sites

(3-0)3

4

With consent of the instructor: (under the Graduate Programs)

AH501

Studying Architectural History

(3-0)3

4

AH513

Aesthetics and Criticism I

(3-0)3

4

AH514

Aesthetics and Criticism II

(3-0)3

4

AH520

Topics on Urban Form, Patterns and Architecture

(3-0)3

4

AH521

Themes on Ancient Domestic Architecture

(3-0)3

4

AH522

Special Topics in Byzantine Architecture: The Art and Architecture of  Byzantine Cappadocia

(3-0)3

4

AH526

History and Theory of Art and Architectural Styles

(3-0)3

4

AH533

Ottoman Architecture in the Nineteenth Century 

(3-0)3

4

AH535

Approaches in Greek Architecture

(3-0)3

4

AH536

Approaches in Roman Architecture

(3-0)3

4

AH539

Cosmological Thought and Architecture in the Middle East 

(3-0)3

4

AH541

Assimilation of Western Modes in Eighteenth Century Ottoman Architecture 

(3-0)3

4

AH543

Anatolian Seljuk Architecture (11-14th Centuries) 

(3-0)3

4

AH544

Architectural History Research Studio: The Modern Capital City, Ankara 

(2-2)3

8

AH546

Theories of History I

(3-0)3

4

AH547

Theories of History II

(3-0)3

4

AH548

Aesthetics and the Psyche 

(3-0)3

4

CONS521

Sources and Methods of Research in Conservation

(3-0)3

4

CONS522

History of Architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean 

(3-0)3

4

Technology

ARCH325

(Depending on the syllabus) Architecture in Situ

(3-0)3

4

ARCH333

Mathematics in Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH344

Environment and Man: Cause and Effect

(3-0)3

4

ARCH361

Integration of Building Systems in Architectural Design for Environmental Control

(3-0)3

4

ARCH371

Information Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH438

Design of Steel Structures

(3-0)3

4

ARCH439

History of Modern Structural Engineering 

(3-0)3

4

ARCH443

Environmental Aesthetics I   

(3-0)3

4

ARCH444

Environmental Aesthetics II  

(3-0)3

4

ARCH450

Generative Design in Architecture

(3-0)3

4

ARCH453

Construction Design Practice

(3-2)4

6

ARCH454

Problems of Traditional Building Materials                     

(3-0)3

4

ARCH457

Introduction to Deterioration and Conservation

(3-0)3

4

ARCH460

Appropriate Technology

(2-2)3

4

ARCH461

Computer Literacy in Architecture

(3-2)4

6

ARCH462

Computer Aided Drafting and Design

(3-2)4

6

ARCH467

Design Methods

(3-0)3

4

ARCH470

Digital Design Studio I

(3-6)6

8

ARCH473

Architect’s Market Structure I

(3-0)3

4

ARCH474

Architect’s Market Structure II

(3-0)3

4

ARCH475

Digital Design Studio II

(3-6)6

8

ARCH479

Acoustical Design of Halls for Musical Performance

(3-0)3

4

ARCH482

Conservation of Archaeological Sites

(3-0)3

4

ARCH489

Lighting in Architecture 

(3-0)3

4

With consent of the instructor: (under the Graduate Programs)

BS531

Studies on Architectural Structures                                           

(3-0)3

4

BS532

Geometrical and Morphological Analysis of Spatial Structures

(3-0)3

4

BS533

Building Design: Form and Structure

(3-0)3

4

BS534

Analytical Modeling and Computer Analysis of Structures

(3-0)3

4

BS536

Studies on Tall Buildings: Design Considerations

(2-2)3

4

BS552

Performance Assessment of Buildings                                        

(3-0)3

4

BS574

Composite Materials and Their Applications in Buildings

(3-0)3

4

BS575

Acoustics in Architecture I

(3-0)3

4

BS576

Acoustics in Architecture II

(3-0)3

4

CONS531

Structural Analysis of Historical Structures

(3-0)3

4

CONS533

Historical Structural Systems

(3-0)3

4