Course: Demography

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Course title Demography
Course code KAZ/BKDEM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + On-line Activities
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Preissová krejčí Andrea, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Significance and essence of demography, the object of demographic inquiry 2. Demographic behaviour. Mathusianism. 3. Population explosion. 4. Demographic events. 5. Sources of demographic data. 6. Population census ? history (population registers), present (+ future). 7. The oldest demographic sources in the Czech territory. 8. Demographic aging. Life expectancy. 9. Population structure. 10. Population layout. 11. Demographic processes analysis. Migration. 12. Household. 13. Natality policy, population optimum, population climate. 14. Population theories.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 18 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes

Students become familiar with historical development of demography as scientific discipline. They will be able to explain demographical terms and evaluate actual demographical development in both regional and global perspective.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

attendance, passing oral coloquium
Recommended literature
  • Kalibová, K. - Pavlík, Z. - Vodáková, A. (2009). Demografie (nejen) pro demografy. Praha.
  • Klufová, R. - Poláková, Z. (2010). Demografické metody a analýzy: demografie české a slovenské populace. Praha.
  • Roubíček, V. (1997). Úvod do demografie. Praha.
  • Šotkovský, I. (2013). Demografie: teorie a praxe v regionálních souvislostech. Ostrava.

Study plans that include the course
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