Course syllabus DER - Demography and Development (FRDIS - SS 2018/2019)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Demography and Development
Course title in English:
Demography and Development
SS 2018/2019
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
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Course supervisor: PhDr. Dana Hübelová, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
PhDr. Dana Hübelová, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Mgr. RNDr. Pavel Ptáček, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: not Demography and Development in English
Timetable in this semester:
Z15 (ČP II.)
Every week
Z10 (ČP II.)Seminar
Odd week
Z10 (ČP II.)
Even week30
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
To demonstrate basic possibilities of using demographic methods in dealing with fundamental problems in the economic and social sphere at a regional, national and international level and, finally, to contribute to understanding the demographic and social aspects of development. To elucidate basic sources, flows and ways of the evaluation of data on the population situation and processes.
Course content:
1.Demographic theory (allowance 4/2)
Concept, subject and historical development of demography
Importance of demographic population structure for demography, economy and social sciences

Demographic analysis (allowance 8/10)
a.Demographic statics (analysis of the population status: categories, societies, structure and distribution)
Demographic dynamics (natural, mechanical and social movement of population)
Demographic regionalization and typologization

Basic forecasts of the demographic structure of population (allowance 10/10)
a.Projections of the population development of an area, of a town region and of a housing estate
b.Projections of the population development of a rural region
c.Predictions of labour sources, school and pre-school quotas, economically active population, the number and structure of families and households, educational and health capacities, population layers and groups

4.Demography and international communities (allowance 6/6)
The development of world population and predictions of the further development
Migration movements of population
Analyses and modelling the population distribution and the residential structure of a country

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
24 h
practice24 h
6 h
project work
4 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam25 h
preparation for regular assessment
20 h
preparation for regular testing
20 h
preparation of presentation10 h
elaboration of reports5 h
elaboration and execution of projects28 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Fulfilment of conditions for credit (obligatory attendance in seminars, project submission and its presentation in seminar group). Written exam (must be fulfilled at least 70%).
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- HÜBELOVÁ, D. Demografie a rozvoj. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 120 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-852-3.
PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L. Obecná demografie. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 137 p.
KLUFOVÁ, R. -- POLÁKOVÁ, Z. Demografické metody a analýzy: demografie české a slovenské populace. 1st ed. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2010. 306 p. ISBN 978-80-7357-546-5.
KOSCHIN, F. Demografie poprvé. 2nd ed. Praha: Oeconomica, 2005. 122 p. ISBN 80-245-0859-1.
KOSCHIN, F. Kapitoly z ekonomické demografie. 1st ed. Praha: Oeconomica, 2005. 52 p. ISBN 80-245-0959-8.
SIEGEL, J S. Applied demography: applications to business, government, law and public policy. San Diego: Academic Press, 686 p. ISBN 0-12-641840-3.
KOSCHIN, F. Aktuárská demografie. 1st ed. Praha: Oeconomica, 2002. 99 p. ISBN 80-245-0403-0.
PALÁT, M. Demographic development in selected microregions. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2011. v. LIX, no. 4, p. 203--218. ISSN 1211-8516.

HINDE, A. Demographic Methods. London: Arnold, 1998. 305 p. ISBN 0-340-71892-7.
SIEGEL, J S. -- SWANSON, D A. The methods and materials of demography. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004. 819 p. ISBN 0-12-641955-8.
Demographic methods. London: Arnold, 2009. 305 p. ISBN 978-0-340-71892-6.
PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L. General demography. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 120 p.
PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- HÜBELOVÁ, D. Demography and Development. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 124 p.
LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- KAČEROVÁ, E. Demografie: materiály ke cvičení. 2nd ed. Praha: Oeconomica, 2007. 91 p. ISBN 978-80-245-1224-2.
HRUBÝ, J. Základy demografie pre manažéra na vidieku. Nitra: Vysoká škola poľnohospodárska, 1996. 103 p. ISBN 80-7137-311-7.
ROUBÍČEK, V. Úvod do demografie. 1st ed. Praha: CODEX Bohemia, 1997. 348 p. ISBN 80-85963-43-4.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ITS-IDSA International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Course listed in previous semesters:
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Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 11/28/2018.

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