Population and Development

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2017/18
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 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. Apply prevailing demographic perspectives and theoretical concepts used for understanding the relationship between population and development F1 5. Work together with peers in learning how to assess the relationship between a specific aspect of population change and development D1, D2
Omschrijving For lectures see timetable Population and Development, code: GEMPOPDEV.

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, Practicals, Seminars
Toetsvorm Active participation, Group assignments, Interim test with multiple choice questions digital
(peer-review of participation in the group assessment)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. ir. H.H. Haisma
Docent(en) B. de Haas, MSc. , 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 €  55,00
Selected articles on Nestor.
Opmerkingen All students from RUG 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  (Pre-masterprogramma Master Real Estate Studies) - semester I b verplicht
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