Population and Development

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2017/18
Vaknaam Population and Development
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Population and Development
Leerdoelen 1. Discuss the key factors of population change and how they vary across space and time A1, A2, A3, A4
2. Discuss the key aspects of development at the micro and macro levels A4
3. Discuss the ways in which population change and development are intertwined A4
4. Critically reflect on the prevailing demographic perspectives and theoretical concepts used for understanding the relationship between population and development F1 5. Coherently analyse the relationship between a specific aspect of population change and development by applying different theoretical transition models and demographic perspectives D2, E1, F1
Omschrijving The Population and Development module aims to deepen the understanding of world-wide differences in fertility, mortality, migration, health, and nutrition. The reciprocal influence of economic, socio-cultural development and these demographic outcomes at both macro and micro level will be addressed. The demographic transition theory provides the basis for the understanding of differences in fertility, mortality, migration, health, and nutrition across regions and countries. Central to the apprehension of how population and development are intertwined is the ground-breaking work of Amartya Sen and his school of thought regarding individuals’ capabilities and development.
Uren per week 5
Onderwijsvorm Guest lectures, Lectures, Practicals, Seminars
Toetsvorm Active participation, Individual assignments, Interim test with multiple choice questions digital
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. ir. H.H. Haisma
Docent(en) B. de Haas, PhD. , Guest lecturers ,prof. dr. ir. H.H. Haisma
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Population and development, 2nd, Routledge. Also available as e-book. W.T.S. Gould (2015) 9781138794429 ca. €  55,00
Selected articles on Nestor.
Opmerkingen This Master course is open - as an optional course - for Master students from disciplines related to Population Studies within RUG (e.g. Sociology, Epidemiology, Psychology, Spatial Sciences, Public Health, Medical Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, International Relationships, Gerontology, and Development Studies). This course is not open for students who completed the Population and Development course at Bachelor level.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Cultural Geography  (Optional courses Cultural Geography) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Economic Geography  (Optional courses Economic Geography) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning  (Optional courses EIP) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Population Studies  (Optional courses Pop Studies) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Real Estate Studies  (Optional courses Real Estate Studies) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Socio-spatial Planning  (Optional courses Socio-spatial Planning) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) 1 semester I b keuze