Population Geographies

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode GEPOPGEO
Vaknaam Population Geographies
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 10
Rooster GEPOPGEO

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 behavior, 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 behavior 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 labor market.
Omschrijving The course Population Geographies deals with population trends, demographic behavior 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. Changing individual behavior is emphasized within its 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 will be addressed.
Amongst the specific socio-spatial questions discussed are: aspects of demographic change like population growth and decline, migration, and ageing; ethnicity, nation and state building, youth culture, and spatial planning and design.
Uren per week 10
Onderwijsvorm Computerpractica, Gastcolleges, Hoorcolleges, Practica, Zelfstudie
Toetsvorm Actieve deelname, Groepsopdrachten digitaal, Individuele opdrachten digitaal, Tentamen meerkeuzevragen digitaal, Tentamen open opgaven digitaal, Tussentoets meerkeuzevragen digitaal, Tussentoets open opgaven digitaal
(Interim and final test are not restricted to open questions and multiple choice questions, but may have all available question types)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. P.D. Groote
Docent(en) dr. P.D. Groote , Guest lecturers
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Understanding Cultural Geography (2nd edition), Abingdon: Routledge (318 pages); 70.95$ for paperback on http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415734509/ Jon Anderson (2015) 9780415734509 ca. €  65,00
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
Entreevoorwaarden
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 & Urban & Regional Planning  (Basic programme Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning) 1 semester II b verplicht
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Optional courses BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 3 semester II b keuze