Population and Development

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2018/19
Vaknaam Population and Development
Niveau(s) bachelor, universitaire minor, facultaire minor
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
2. Discuss the key aspects of development at the micro and macro levels
3. Discuss the ways in which population change and development are intertwined
4. Apply prevailing demographic perspectives and theoretical concepts used for understanding the relationship between population and development
5. Work together with peers in learning how to assess the relationship between a specific aspect of population change and development
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 4
Onderwijsvorm Guest lectures, Lectures, Seminars
Toetsvorm Examination with multiple choice questions, Examination with open questions, Group assignments, Interim test with multiple choice questions digital
(And peer-review of participation in the group assessment)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator B. de Haas, PhD.
Docent(en) B. de Haas, PhD. , Guest lecturers ,prof. dr. ir. H.H. Haisma ,dr. S.S. Visser
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Population and development , 2nd, Routledge. Also available as e-book. W.T.S. Gould (2015) 9781138794429
Article. Capabilitarianism. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 17(3), 397-414. doi:10.1080/19452829.2016.1145631 Robeyns, I. (2016)
Opmerkingen All students from UG can follow this course as part of the minor Population Studies. The course is also open as an optional course within the minor Development Studies, see www.rug.nl/GSG/Education. In addition, this Bachelor course is open - as an optional course - for Bachelor 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).
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning  (Related elective year 2 ) 2 semester I b gebonden keuze
BSc Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning  (Optional courses Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning) 3 semester I b keuze
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Optional courses BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 3 semester I b keuze
Minor Development Studies 3 semester I b keuze
Minor Population Studies 3 semester I b verplicht