Course syllabus RRODA - General Demography (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: RRODA
Course title in Czech:
General Demography
Course title in English: General Demography
WS 2014/2015
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 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
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
PhDr. Dana Hübelová, Ph.D. (instructor)
Mgr. Lukáš Nevěděl, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Milan Palát, CSc. (supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The purpose of the subject is to give students basic knowledge in the field of 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.
Course content:
Demographic theory (allowance 4/2)
Concept, subject and historical development of demography
Methodological apparatus of present demography: importance of demographic population structure for demography, economy and social sciences
Fundamentals of biometrical models and their theoretical and practical meaning

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

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

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

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture24 h
24 h
consultation6 h
project work
4 h
public presentation (oral)2 h
preparation for exam20 h
preparation for regular assessment
15 h
preparation for regular testing
15 h
preparation of presentation10 h
elaboration and execution of projects
20 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Fulfilment of conditions for credit (obligatory attendance in seminars, project submission and its presentation in seminar group). Written and oral exam. For participation in oral exam, written exam must be fulfilled at least 60%. Total grade results from both parts of the exams.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L. Obecná demografie. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 137 p.
PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- HÜBELOVÁ, D. Demografie a rozvoj. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 120 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-852-3.
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.
KOSCHIN, F. Aktuárská demografie. 1st ed. Praha: Oeconomica, 2002. 99 p. ISBN 80-245-0403-0.
ROUBÍČEK, V. Úvod do demografie. 1st ed. Praha: CODEX Bohemia, 1997. 348 p. ISBN 80-85963-43-4.
SIEGEL, J S. Applied demography: applications to business, government, law and public policy. San Diego: Academic Press, 686 p. ISBN 0-12-641840-3.
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.
HRUBÝ, J. Základy demografie pre manažéra na vidieku. Nitra: Vysoká škola poľnohospodárska, 1996. 103 p. ISBN 80-7137-311-7.
SIEGEL, J S. -- SWANSON, D A. The methods and materials of demography. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004. 819 p. ISBN 0-12-641955-8.
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.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-RD-SEDR Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2012/2013
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 01/06/2015.

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