Course syllabus RRODAA - General Demography in English (FRDIS - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: RRODAA
Course title in language of instruction: General Demography in English
Course title in Czech: General Demography in English
Course title in English: General Demography in English
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)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: Mgr. RNDr. Pavel Ptáček, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The purpose of the subject is to give students basic knowledge in the field of General demography and its use in economic decision-making, to clarify basic sources of information, flow and procedures of data evaluation in population situation and processes. The use of demographic methods and data to study the basic questions on different decision-making levels in economic and social domain at the regional, national and international levels. To understand demographic aspects of social and economic development.
Course contents:
1.1. 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 solve problems
-Ability to work in international context
-Basic computing skills
-Professional knowledge
-Science and research skills

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 attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     consultation6 h
     project work4 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam20 h
     preparation for regular assessment15 h
     preparation for regular testing15 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     elaboration and execution of projects20 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Fulfilment of conditions for credit (obligatory attendance in seminars, project submission and its presentation in seminar group). Written exam 75%.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQPALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L.General demographyBrnoMendel University in Brno2014978-80-7375-979-7
RQLANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- HÜBELOVÁ, D.Demography and developmentBrnoMendel University in Brno2014978-80-7375-980-3
RQSIEGEL, J S.Applied Demography: Applications to Business, Government, Law, and Public Policy. 1st edition. Bingley, United Kingdom : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2008, 686 pgs. ISBN 978-0-12-641840-8.Bingley, United KingdomEmerald Group Publishing Limite2008978-0-12-641840-8
RQDemographic methodsLondonArnold2009978-0-340-71892-6
RQPALÁT, M. -- MACA, E.Analysis of the development of selected indicators of the demographic statics and dynamics of the Czech Republic in 1993--20032005ISSN 1211-8516
RQPALÁT, M.Demographic development in selected microregions2011ISSN 1211-8516
RESIEGEL, J S. -- SWANSON, D A.The methods and materials of demographyAmsterdamElsevier20040-12-641955-8
REPALÁT, M. -- MACA, E.Analysis of the development and prediction of the population movement indicators in the Czech Republic2004ISSN 1211-8516
REPALÁT, M. -- MACA, E.Analysis of the population movement in the Czech republic through external migration in the period 1993--20032006ISSN 1211-8516
REPALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L.Obecná demografie. General demography I.PrahaASTRON studio CZ, a.s. Veselská 699, Praha 9-Lezňany2014978-80-7509-115-4
REPALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L.Obecná demografie. General demography II.PrahaASTRON studio CZ, a.s., Veselská 699, Praha 9-Letňany2014978-80-7509-115-4


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