Study programme 2020-2021Français
Theories of Architecture I
Programme component of Bachelor's in Architecture à la Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UA-B1-ARCHIT-002-MCompulsory UEPOULEUR Jean-AlexandreA530 - Service d'Architecture et Société
  • POULEUR Jean-Alexandre

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français22200022.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
A-CARC-101Theories of Architecture I222000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Instruct an architectural issue
    • Study the different components of a theme to articulate its findings in a comprehensive summary
    • Build an architectural culture based on theoretical and critical knowledge and personal reading
    • Contextualise their approach to architecture
    • Plan and organise architecture projects adapted to a context
  • Develop a spatial response
    • Develop a project methodology integrating the various constraints related to the architectural discipline
    • Design a project, taking into account the different scales of analysis
  • Implement an identified spatial response
    • Adopt an applied scientific approach
  • Interact with all actors
    • Provide, share and defend their ideas in collective discussion related to governance frameworks.
  • Make choices
    • Demonstrate reflexivity, openness and initiative
    • Demonstrate ethical values

Learning Outcomes of UE

Understand the links between the "Theory of architecture", societies and democracies. Awaken to the complexity of factors that lead to architectural creativity in society. Have a first cultural base required to understand these concepts. Enter into the space governance mechanisms. Be able to identify theoretical trends which have led to the production of architecture both in Hainaut province and internationally. Use tools of observation, analysis and understanding of architecture to see it in its spatiality and temporality. In short, out of a rough and blurred vision, students should possess specific architectural analytical skills and begin to develop their abilities to summarise this information.

Content of UE

See Learning Activity

Prior Experience

Mastery of the French langage (CESS level)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

The evaluation consists of a written examination and/or work (details or reorientation in the course and on Moodle) on the matters treated during the course: MCQ (multiple-choice questionnaire), concepts to be explained and/or topics to be developed. It aims to determine the accuracy of your architectural analysis capacities. The written personal notes could be considered as part of your evaluation (a copy must be conserved by the student). Your participation on the Moodle forum could be considered for your evaluation.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Idem Q2 except for Forum and the written personal notes.

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • From a distance
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
A-CARC-101Jean-Alexandre Pouleur, A.-C. Bioul et A. Dauchot, Charleroi, ville d'architectures, Espace Environnement, 2007, 112 pp.

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
A-CARC-101Bruno Zevi, Apprendre à voir l'architecture, éditions de Minuit, Paris 1959 (2005), 135pp en partie Jacques Aron, Architecture et société, CIAUD/ICASD, 1976, Bruxelles, 127 pp. Bibliographie et documentation renseignée.  

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
A-CARC-101Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
20, place du Parc, B7000 Mons - Belgique
Tél: +32 (0)65 373111