Course: Demography

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Course title Demography
Course code KAZ/BKDEQ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + On-line Activities
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zemánek Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • 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 - 28 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 6 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is explain basics of demography (methodology, concepts and terminology).
Orientation in the demographic issue.
The course introduces basic issues of demography and population trends, demographic events and processes, deals with the population structure, describes a household, its types and functions, introduces demographical data resources, deals with selected population theories, population policy and its provisions.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

PC work, Internet connection, seminar thesis elaboration
Recommended literature
  • Knausová. (2008). Základy demografie II.. Olomouc.
  • Knausová. (2008). Základy demografie I.. Olomouc.
  • Pavlík,Z., Kalibová, K. (2005). Mnohojazyčný demografický slovník. Praha: Československá akademie věd, 2005. 2.vyd. 181.s. ISBN80-239-4864-4. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Health education with focus on education (BB16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer