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

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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)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: PhDr. Dana Hübelová, Ph.D. (instructor)
Mgr. Lukáš Nevěděl, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Milan Palát, CSc. (supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
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 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 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 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.
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
RQApplied demography : applications to business, government, law and public policySan DiegoAcademic Press20020-12-641840-3
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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