Population Geographies

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vaknaam Population Geographies
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Population Geographies
Leerdoelen 1. Define and discuss key concepts from the discipline of population geographies, and related disciplines
2. Describe the general development of the discipline of population geographies and related disciplines (in particular demography, cultural geography, sociology)
3. Describe and critically reflect on the modernization process, and its effects on people-place relations and demographic developments
4. Describe and reflect on the causes and consequences of demographic changes and the related major societal challenges, including how these are related to place
5. Critically describe the major drivers of population change in the Netherlands, Europe and worldwide: fertility, mortality, migration, age structures and household formation
6. Describe and reflect on theories of demographic behaviour, including the First and second Demographic Transition Theory and the life course approach
7. Calculate and interpret basic demographic measures such as age-specific fertility and mortality rates and total fertility rates
8. Conduct an interview to practice the research process and assess how the place-related demographic behaviour of their generation differs from their grandparents’ generation and relate this to the context of demographic changes
9. Cooperate with peers in learning how to perform basic demographic calculations, and in practicing these
10. Critically read academic handbooks and literature, and reproduce key facts, figures and ideas from these
11. Recognize the capabilities that people trained as population geographers have for the labour market.
Omschrijving The course module Population Geographies deals with population trends, demographic behaviour and their inseparable link with place and culture.
The most important drivers of demographic trends and challenges (i.e., fertility and household formation, mortality, migration) and their relation to place and the perception of place are studied with regard to content as well as methodology. Dynamic individual behaviours are emphasized within their socio-cultural context. Theories explaining demographic changes and cultural geographical theories on the concepts of place, culture and power will be discussed with regard to the relationship between people and places. Policy implications are addressed.
Amongst the specific socio-spatial questions discussed are aspects of demographic change like population growth and decline, migration, and ageing; health and place; ethnicity, nationalism and the nation-state; inclusion-exclusion and othering; youth culture.
Uren per week 10
Onderwijsvorm Computer practicals, Guest lectures, Independent study, Lectures, Practicals
Toetsvorm Active participation, Examination with multiple choice questions digital, Examination with open questions digital, Group assignments digital, Individual assignments digital, Interim test with multiple choice questions digital, Interim test with open questions digital
(Interim and final test are not restricted to open questions and multiple choice questions, but may have all available question types. A podcast may be part of the deliverables. Posting and reacting on a secluded Instagram account for the course may be part of the assessment.)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Co├Ârdinator dr. P.D. Groote
Docent(en) dr. P.D. Groote , Guest lecturers ,Dr. R. Rutigliano
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Population and Society, London: Sage (240 pages); 22.99£ for paperback on http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book226572 Clare Holdsworth, Nissa Finney, Alan Marshall, Paul Norman (2013) 9781412900652 ca. €  50,00
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. Students may use other language editions of the book as well, or the e-book version. Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling R├Ânnlund (2018) ca. €  20,00
Understanding Cultural Geography, 3rd edition. For ebook: ISBN 9780367814816 Jon Anderson (2021) 9780367414948 ca. €  65,00
Opmerkingen This Bachelor course is also open - as an optional course - for Bachelor students from related disciplines (e.g. Sociology, Epidemiology, Psychology, Public Health, Medical Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, International Relationships, Gerontology, and Development Studies).
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Planning  (Basic programme Human Geography & Planning) 1 semester II a verplicht
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Optional courses BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 3 semester II a keuze