GAZI UNIVERSITY INFORMATION PACKAGE - 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION
ENVIROMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY/5081355
Course Title: ENVIROMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Credits 3 ECTS 7.5
Semester 1 Compulsory/Elective Elective
COURSE INFO
 -- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
  English
 -- NAME OF LECTURER(S)
  Prof.Dr. Gediz URAK
 -- WEB SITE(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  www.gazi.edu.tr/gedizu
 -- EMAIL(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  gedizu@gazi.edu.tr
 -- LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
Learning assessment methods of environmental and monumental scale conservation.
Ability to resolve the multi-dimensional and dynamic realtions between man and his built environmet.
Ability to evaluate and reveal potential and problems of the historic environments.
Development of consciousness in conservation and historical environment.
Learning to analyze the multi dimensional interactions between man and his environment in historical settlements.
Learning the evaluation processes used in identifying tangible and intangible assets and their problems.
Ability to identify the social, aesthetic and utility problems experienced by the users of the environments and monuments.
Ability to set conservation approaches considering the inhabitant values (social, aesthetic, utility, etc.)
Assist to Urban Design Projects and Conservation Aimed Construction Plans by analysing the values (social, aesthetic, utility, etc.)of the inhabitants
 -- MODE OF DELIVERY
  The mode of delivery of this course is face to face by field study, computer aided evaluation, data shows and criticism
 -- PREREQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES
  There is no prerequisite or co-requisite for this course.
 -- RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
  There is no recommended optional programme component for this course.
 --COURSE CONTENT
1. Week  Concept of environment. Environment kinds. Evolution of man – made environment
2. Week  Assessment models on architecture and conservation
3. Week  Conservation types and methods
4. Week  Environmental psychology - Theory, terminology, evolution and relation with conservation
5. Week  General discussion on man and environment interaction
6. Week  First mid term examination
7. Week  Discussion on man - environment interaction analysis models
8. Week  Perception theories
9. Week  Investigation methods and techniques on environmental perception
10. Week  General study on environmental perception investigations and psychological evaluation studies applied at historical environments
11. Week  Distrubition of the term paper topics and setting of the systematique of the investigations
12. Week  Second mid term examination
13. Week  Field study
14. Week  Critique of the term papers
15. Week  Critique of the term papers
16. Week  Detailed presentation of the term papers
 -- RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
  Urak, G., Tarihi Çevre Psikolojisi, Unpublished Lecture Notes; Urak, G., Ankara Ulus Koyunpazarı Yokuşu ve Hisar (Atpazarı Meydanı’nda Zaman, Mekan ve Koruma Sorunları, Aptullah Kuran İçin Yazılar, Ed. Kafescioğlu, Çiğdem, Thys – Şenocak, L. & Danışman, Günhan, İstanbul, 1999, s. 557 – 575; Urak, G., Kullanımda Değerlendirme: Ankara Kaleiçi Restorasyon / İşlevsel Dönüşüm Uygulamaları ve Ankara Halkı, Journal of Faculty of Letters, Vol.: 19, Nu: 1, Ankara, 2002, s. 45-62; Urak, G., Küçük Kent Görsel Değerlendirmesinde Kişisel Olmayan Kullanıcı ve Tasarımcı Görüşleri - Uluslararası 8. Yapı ve Yaşam Fuar ve Kongresi, Bursa, 1996, s. 79 - 96.
 -- PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
   Lecture, question & answer, demonstration, drill-practise, discussion, presentation and criticism
 -- WORK PLACEMENT(S)
   Field study and the computer aided documentation of this study.
 -- ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 
Quantity
Percentage
 Mid-terms
2
20
 Assignment
1
20
 Exercises
0
0
 Projects
1
40
 Practice
1
20
 Quiz
0
0
 Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade  
50
 Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade  
50
 -- WORKLOAD
 Efficiency  Total Week Count  Weekly Duration (in hour)  Total Workload in Semester
 Theoretical Study Hours of Course Per Week
14
3
42
 Practising Hours of Course Per Week
14
0
0
 Reading
3
7
21
 Searching in Internet and Library
3
6
18
 Designing and Applying Materials
6
7
42
 Preparing Reports
5
5
25
 Preparing Presentation
3
3
9
 Presentation
2
2
4
 Mid-Term and Studying for Mid-Term
2
4
8
 Final and Studying for Final
2
4
8
 Other
2
6
12
 TOTAL WORKLOAD: 
189
 TOTAL WORKLOAD / 25: 
7.56
 ECTS: 
7.5
 -- COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
NO
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1
2
3
4
5
1Has the advanced knowledge and understanding necessary for providing the basic work on area of architecture, planning and design on the basis of competencies gained at the undergraduate level.X
2Has a critical awareness of the problems related to the nature of the information, sources of information and the production and testing of knowledge through interfaces in between. Architecture / planning / design and the other fields.X
3Manages and converts the earned knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills in new environments, outside the usual, broad, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary areas that may be above context, complex or unpredictable working or learning contextsX
4Has the specialized problem-solving skills which are necessary to develop new knowledge and methods in the Related research field and to integrate information coming from different areas.X
5Defines an academic study. Executes it with a critical and an independent manner. Academic dialogue is conducted for critical and categorical results. Presents and publishes papers at national and international congresses and media.X
6Contributes to the practical knowledge and applications of the teams working at the filed on the related research area and /or assume responsibilities for reviewing the strategic performance.X
7Mesleki yüksek lisansta mesleki uygulama yeterliliği için geçerli sertifikasyonu kazanmak için gerekli yetkinliklere sahiptir.X
8Show that he/she can develop dialectical thinking on social norms and relationships, and leads to change.X
9Knows and uses at least one foreign language, at least European Language Portfolio B2 General Level, together with information on the required level of computer software and communication technologies as an interactively.X
10Being aware of the social and ethical responsibilities arising from the implementation of information and decisions he/she makes, handles complex cases and integrates knowledge and produces decisions with incomplete or limited informationX
11Develops strategies, policies and implementation plans on the related field and evaluates the results obtained from the work in the framework of quality processes.X