2023-2024 / ARCH3329-1

The sociology of space and urban sociology


40h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in architecture5 crédits 


Sarah Amighetti, David Tieleman

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introduction to the study of man in society : analysis of contemporary society and its history (spatial, socioeconomic, cultural system and personality systems) using major sociological trends and concepts, highlighting their link with the disciplines of architecture and town planning.

Spheres of life and construction of the person:
psychosocial aspects of childhood, adolescence and ageing, highlighting the role of domestic, semi-public and urban spheres. The course will also raise awareness of learning, command, negotiation and inventiveness of town planning rules.

The psychology and sociology classes aim to provide a better understanding of people, the complexity of collective living, and the social dynamics of contemporary society. The classes also aim to incite reflexive practice in such a way as to develop an architectural response which takes into account human, social and ethical challenges.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

- understanding of the subject (demonstrating knowledge by giving an individual response to a question tackled during class) -combining acquired information (combining different pieces of information to formulate a response to a new question) - the ability to use acquired information in a new context - the ability to use acquired information in a architectural design question (integrating different pieces of information in a potential project.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

A detailed command of the French language.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures and illustrations.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:



Recommended or required readings

An updated syllabus is provided each year.

A bibliography is included in the syllabus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

A written or oral examen V/F , QCM, QROC.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course





Association of one or more MOOCs