Academic Catalog

ARCH720 ARCHITECTURE AND WRITING

Course Code: 1200720
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-3)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof. DAVIDE DERIU
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

General introduction to linguistic terms (sign; signifier/signified; paradigm/syntagm; etc.); discussion of reading and writing as critical practices; relationships between writing and language, discourse, subjectivity; analysis of specific writing genres and their implications for contemporary architectural culture (i.e., manifesto; biography and autobiography; monograph; dictionary and encyclopaedia; review and interview; historical/critical essay; literary texts.