Universität Wien FIND

290016 SE Bachelorseminar aus Humangeographie: Selected Topics in Population Geography and Demography (2016W)

with Focus on the Global South (auch für Lehramtsstudierende im Bachelor- und Diplomstudium)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 13.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 20.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 27.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 03.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 10.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 17.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 01.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 15.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 12.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 19.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Donnerstag 26.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Population geography can be considered as the study of the spatial variation and analysis of the demographic components of change: migration, fertility (births), and mortality (deaths and diseases). Demography is per se, the statistical analysis of parameters of these population changes.
The analysis of demographic structures and processes and their spatial differentiation appear as an essential prerequisite to understand the main worldwide social, economic and political developments and issues.
The seminar enables students to learn the basic knowledge of population geography: population distribution and migration, through the understanding and exploration of the situation in the Global South. At the end of the course, the students should be able to discuss critically a large range of global demographic topics in the Global South, to read and interpret documents, graphs and data acutely and to apply academic knowledge to real world events.
Key issues of global, regional and local population trends and specific case studies will be jointly discussed (i.e. how we count the population?, family policies in developing countries, population trends in the world: south vs. north?, the AIDS epidemic in southern Africa, declining sex ratio in Asia, epidemiology transition in Africa, migration and age pyramid in the Middle East, … among others topics).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Along the semester, the students choose a case study and make an oral presentation out of it as well as a short research paper.
Thus, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
• regular attendance and active participation during the sessions (15%)
• session preparation (20%)
• giving a short presentation in class with handout (~10 min) (25%)
• writing of a term paper (~10 pages) (40%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Willingness to search, read, discuss and present in English topics about demography and population change in the Global South

Prüfungsstoff

Participation in discussions, presentation of research results and writing of a term paper

Literatur

The literature will be announced in the course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

(BA GG 7.1) (B11-7.1) (L2-b4) (L2-b4-zSE) (UF BA GW 16)

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:56