Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

General Information about the Course

Course Code: IKU 989
Course Title: 21st Century Cities
Course Semester: 6. Semester / Spring
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
3 0 3 3
Language of instruction: TR
Prerequisite of the course: No
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Level of course:
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE:6. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:First Cycle EQF-LLL:6. Master`s Degree
Course Lecturer(s): Asist. Prof. Dr. G. Pelin Olcay

Purpose and content of the course

Course Objectives: The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of the city and urbanization and to discuss the important issues on the city agenda in the 21st century.
Course Objective: It enables students to get to know the city and comprehend the current debates about the city.
Mode of Delivery: E-Learning

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (Described as Theoritical and/or Factual Knowledge.)
  1) She / he recognizes the basic concepts of the city and urbanization.
Skills (Describe as Cognitive and/or Practical Skills.)
  1) She / he understands the current problems of the city.
  2) She / he explains the effects of economic, social, cultural, political and technological developments on the city.
Competences (Described as "Ability of the learner to apply knowledge and skills autonomously with responsibility", "Learning to learn"," Communication and social" and "Field specific" competences.)
  1) She / he discusses the problems of the city and develops possible solutions.

Course Topics

Week Subject
Related Preparation Pekiştirme
1) Introduction to the Course: City and Urbanization Concepts
2) City and “Cities of the Future”
3) Urban Sustainability and Ecological Cities
4) Livable Cities and Housing Areas
5) City and Production: From the Industrial Revolution to Industry 4.0
6) City and Production: Creative Cities and the Creative Classroom
7) City and Production: Urban Agriculture
8) Public Space: Streets, squares, parks
9) Transportation Systems
10) Technological Developments and Smart Cities
11) Urban Transformation
12) Neoliberal Policies and Mega Projects
13) Urban Management and Participation in Management
14) General Evaluation
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Castells, M. (2005). Ağ Toplumunun Yükselişi. İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.

Chiara, J., Panero, J. and Zelnik, M. (1984). Time-Saver Standards for Housing and Residential Development. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Duman, B. ve Coşkun, İ. (2015). Neden Nasıl ve Kim İçin Kentsel Dönüşüm. İstanbul: Litera Yayıncılık.

Habermas, J. (1997). Kamusallığın Yapısal Dönüşümü. İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları.

Herzberg, C. (2017). Akıllı Şehirler, Dijital Ülkeler. İstanbul: Pasifik Ofset.

Jacobs, J. (2009). Büyük Amerikan Şehirlerinin Ölümü ve Yaşamı. İstanbul: Metis Yayınları.

Özdemi̇r, D. (2010). Kentsel Dönüşümde Politika, Mevzuat, Uygulama: Avrupa Deneyimi, İstanbul Uygulamaları. Ankara: Nobel Yayın.

Tosun, E. (2010). 21. Yüzyıl Kentleri. Bursa: Ekin Basım Yayın.

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Program Outcomes
1) Absorbs concepts related to all sub-fields of psychology (Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Learning Psychology, Social Psychology, Neuropsychology, Sports Psychology, etc.).
2) Explains the theories of psychology and human behavior based on theoretical foundations.
3) Explains the substructures of human and animal cognitive processes in the nervous system.
4) Conducts independent research within the framework of scientific principles.
5) Examines the emergence of psychology as a discipline, its development, and the process of decomposition into sub-fields in a historical perspective.
6) Applies the basic principles of psychological assessment.
7) Comprehends the cognitive, emotional and behavioral characteristics of people in working life.
8) Conducts scientific research for problems related to the subjects he/she is interested in.
9) Applies group dynamics and techniques that form the basis of the human-to-human communication process.
10) Learns contemporary information-processing and professional devices.
11) Evaluates human behavior in society in both ordinary and extraordinary situations.
12) Transforms the basic ethics, principles, values and rules of psychology into behavior.

Course Teaching, Learning Methods

Q & A
Case Problem Solving/ Drama- Role/ Case Management
Quantitative Problem Solving
Group Study / Assignment
Individual Assignment
WEB-based Learning
Practice in Field
Project Preparation
Report Writing
Social Activity
Occupational Activity
Occupational Trip
Application (Modelling, Design, Model, Simulation, Experiment et.)
Thesis Preparation
Field Study
Student Club and Council Activities
Interview and Oral Conversation
Watching a movie
Bibliography preparation
Oral, inscribed and visual knowledge production
Taking photographs
Mapping and marking
Reading maps
Copying textures
Creating a library of materials

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance % 0
Laboratory % 0
Application % 0
Practice Exam % 0
Quizzes % 0
Homework Assignments 1 % 40
Presentation % 0
Project % 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) % 0
Field Study % 0
Article Critical % 0
Article Writing % 0
Module Group Study % 0
Brainstorming % 0
Role Playing + Dramatizing % 0
Out of Class Study % 0
Preliminary Work, Reinforcement % 0
Application Repetition etc. % 0
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.) % 0
Project Preparation + Presentation % 0
Report Preparation + Presentation % 0
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting % 0
Oral examination % 0
Midterms % 0
Final 1 % 60
Report Submission % 0
Bütünleme % 0
Kanaat Notu % 0
Committee % 0
Yazma Ödev Dosyası % 0
Portfolio % 0
Take-Home Exam % 0
Logbook % 0
Discussion % 0
Participation % 0
total % 100
total % 100

Calculation of Workload and ECTS Credits

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Practice Exam
Special Course Internship (Work Placement)
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Article Critical
Article Writing
Module Group Study
Role Playing + Dramatizing
Out-of-Class Study (Pre-study, Reinforcement, Practice Review, etc.) 14 14
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.) 7 21
Project Preparation + Presentation
Report Preparation + Presentation
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting
Oral examination
Preparing for Midterm Exams
Preparing for the General Exam 14 14
GENERAL EXAM (Final) 1 1
Take-Home Exam
Total Workload 92
ECTS (30 saat = 1 AKTS ) 3