Basic Design Course in the Education of Landscape Architecture
ABSTRACT Landscape architecture is one of the departments that focus primarily on design education. Teaching designing and educating designers are among the primary objectives of this education. Hence, the student's ability to come up with solutions to the problem of design, as well as his/her creative thinking, can be enhanced; and it can be enabled thanks to this education that he/she gains aesthetic sensitivity in perceiving his environment. From this point of view, basic design education plays a vital role in making ready the design student for the educational process. Basic design education enables a theoretical background for the student to perceive his/her environment and, in particular, to hone visual perception skills. Thus, it is intended to teach students to be able to interpret what they see and opt for the aesthetic one among what they see. Thus, the objective and functioning of the basic design course in landscape architecture education, the way that is followed to transform abstract concepts (e.g., harmonic, contrast, rhythm and balance) into concrete for the student and the perspective to the subject are revealed elaborately within the scope of this study.