Course syllabus RRODA - General Demography (FRDIS - WS 2019/2020)


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Course code: RRODA
Course title in language of instruction: Obecná demografie
Course title in Czech: General Demography
Course title in English: General Demography
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 18/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: PhDr. Dana Hübelová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Beatrice-Elena Chromková Manea, Ph.D., MA (lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
 
Aims of the course:
The purpose of the subject is to give students basic knowledge in the field of Demography. Introduce them to its meaning and its use in all spheres and levels of management of state and public administration and municipalities, the business, commercial and industrial or non-profit sectors, as well as in a number of institutions. Present students with basic demographic methods and explain the context of social changes and their impact on demographic behavior of the population in different regions.
 
Course contents:
1.Demographic theory (allowance 4/2)
 
a.Concept, subject and historical development of demography
b.Methodological apparatus of present demography: importance of demographic population structure for demography, economy and social sciences
c.Fundamentals of biometrical models and their theoretical and practical meaning

2.Demographic analysis (allowance 10/12)
 
a.Demographic statics (categories, societies, structure and location of population status)
b.Demographic dynamics (population and vital statistics, migration)
c.Synthetic indices of population reproduction

3.Demographic forecast (allowance 8/8)
 
a.Typology of population forecasts
b.Techniques of population forecasts
c.Techniques of derived forecasts

4.Demographic synthesis (allowance 6/6)
 
a.Dynamic processes in population
b.Basic problems of economic and social demography
c.Demographic methods in theory and practice of national economy
d.Basic trends in the population development of the Czech Republic and the world

 
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
 
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to solve problems
-Professional knowledge
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
 
-Ability to be concerned in creation and utilization of demographic prognosis
-Ability to evaluate data on population situation and regional popupation processes
-Ability to make use of demographic prognoses
-Ability to understand basic demographic data and their evaluation methods
-Ability to use mathematical tools needed for mathematical modelling of real situations
-Statistical analysis of regional data.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
 
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h18 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation6 h12 h
     project work4 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h0 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam30 h60 h
     preparation for regular assessment13 h30 h
     preparation for regular testing13 h0 h
     preparation of presentation10 h0 h
     elaboration of reports10 h0 h
     elaboration and execution of projects10 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper0 h20 h
Total140 h140 h
 
Assessment methods:
Conditions of credit:
- 1st written test in the middle of semester (at least 70% fulfillment).
- 2nd written test at the end of semester (at least 70% fulfillment).
- If 70% of continuous tests are not met, at the end of the semester will be a written test of the whole course (at least 70% fulfillment).
- obligatory presentation in pairs on the assigned theme; Presentation scored (content level, formal treatment, quality of speech, etc .; fulfillment min. 50%).
- The overall assessment of the work in the exercise will be a bonus for the exam.

Exam conditions:
- Exam written (min 70% fulfilling).
 
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQPALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L.Obecná demografieBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013
RQPALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- HÜBELOVÁ, D.Demografie a rozvojBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-852-3
RQKLUFOVÁ, R. -- POLÁKOVÁ, Z.Demografické metody a analýzy: demografie české a slovenské populacePrahaWolters Kluwer Česká republika2010978-80-7357-546-5
RQKOSCHIN, F.Demografie poprvéPrahaOeconomica200580-245-0859-1
RQKOSCHIN, F.Kapitoly z ekonomické demografiePrahaOeconomica200580-245-0959-8
RQKOSCHIN, F.Aktuárská demografiePrahaOeconomica200280-245-0403-0
RQROUBÍČEK, V.Úvod do demografiePrahaCODEX Bohemia199780-85963-43-4
RQSIEGEL, J S.Applied demography: applications to business, government, law and public policySan DiegoAcademic Press0-12-641840-3
RQPALÁT, M.Demographic development in selected microregions2011ISSN 1211-8516
REHINDE, A.Demographic MethodsLondonArnold19980-340-71892-7
REHRUBÝ, J.Základy demografie pre manažéra na vidiekuNitraVysoká škola poľnohospodárska199680-7137-311-7
RESIEGEL, J S. -- SWANSON, D A.The methods and materials of demographyAmsterdamElsevier20040-12-641955-8
REPALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L.General demographyBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013
REPALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- HÜBELOVÁ, D.Demography and DevelopmentBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013

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