Course syllabus RRODAA - General Demography in English (FRDIS - WS 2015/2016)


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Course code:
RRODAA
Course title in Czech:
General Demography in English
Course title in English:
General Demography in English
Semester:
WS 2015/2016
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: bachelor
Course type: required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: English
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Milan Palát, CSc.
Course supervising department:
Department of Applied Statistics and Demography (FRDIS)
Faculty:
Teachers: prof. Ing. Milan Palát, CSc. (supervisor)
Mgr. Iva Schlixbierová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:
none
 
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 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 content:
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 activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
lecture24 h
practice
24 h
consultation
6 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
Total140 h
 
Assessment methods:
Fulfilment of conditions for credit (obligatory attendance in seminars, project submission and its presentation in seminar group). Written exam 75%.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L. General demography. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2014. 119 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-979-7.
LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- HÜBELOVÁ, D. Demography and development. 1st ed. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2014. 121 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-980-3.
SIEGEL, 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 Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limite, 2008. 686 p. ISBN 978-0-12-641840-8.
Demographic methods. London: Arnold, 2009. 305 p. ISBN 978-0-340-71892-6.
PALÁT, M. -- MACA, E. Analysis of the development of selected indicators of the demographic statics and dynamics of the Czech Republic in 1993--2003. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2005. v. 53, no. 6, p. 129--144. ISSN 1211-8516.
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.

Recommended:
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. -- MACA, E. Analysis of the development and prediction of the population movement indicators in the Czech Republic. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2004. v. 52, no. 3, p. 17--34. ISSN 1211-8516.
PALÁT, M. -- MACA, E. Analysis of the population movement in the Czech republic through external migration in the period 1993--2003. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2006. v. 54, no. 3, p. 79--92. ISSN 1211-8516.
PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L. Obecná demografie. General demography I. 1st ed. Praha: ASTRON studio CZ, a.s. Veselská 699, Praha 9-Lezňany, 2014. 79 p. I. ISBN 978-80-7509-115-4.
PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L. Obecná demografie. General demography II. 1st ed. Praha: ASTRON studio CZ, a.s., Veselská 699, Praha 9-Letňany, 2014. 76 p. II. ISBN 978-80-7509-115-4.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-RDE-SEDRE Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2013/2014
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:
Brno


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