Course: Demography

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Course title Demography
Course code KAZ/NDEMQ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Zemánek Petr, 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)
  • Semestral Work - 12 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students should be able to: - Define basic demographic terms, - Clarify the relationships between demographic processes and events, - Explain the importance, for the demographics of current and historical population of human behavior, - Enumerate and characterize individual demographic events - Assess the didactic value of demographic resources for teaching social sciences, - Assess the quality of information sources in demography, - Analyze the level of demographic knowledge with a focus on its application in practice.
Orientation in the demographic issue.
Prerequisites
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
Seminar Work

PC work, Internet connection, seminar thesis elaboration
Recommended literature
  • Knausová, I. (2008). Základy demografie II. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.
  • Knausová, I. (2008). Základy demografie I. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.
  • Pavlík, Z., & Kalibová, K. (2005). Mnohojazyčný demografický slovník: český svazek. Praha: Česká demografická společnost.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Teaching the Foundations of Social Sciences in Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Teaching the Foundations of Social Sciences in Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer