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230103 SE Population Dynamics, Gender Dynamics, and Social Change (2013W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

First lecture: Oct. 1, 2013. Presents required.

The course will be in English. Students may use German in their written work, but are encouraged to use English. Your English language ability will not be graded.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 01.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 02.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 26.11. 09:00 - 11:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 26.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 27.11. 17:30 - 20:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 03.12. 09:00 - 11:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 03.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 09:00 - 11:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 15.01. 17:15 - 19:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 09:00 - 11:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 22.01. 16:30 - 19:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to provide insights into contemporary population dynamics and relate them to gender and societal issues such as economic, cultural, and political development in a global perspective. The course covers three main areas: First, it presents the main theories of population development, related to changes in fertility, mortality, and migration, and discusses them from a gender perspective. It assesses the range of and the connections between these theories to provide a basis for the evaluation of population dynamics, gender structures, and social changes in different contexts. Second, it examines linkages between population changes, gender relationships, and social changes. It explores the mutual associations between these changes and broader economic, cultural, and institutional changes in various regions of the world. Third, it discusses the potential consequences of population development and social changes for gender relationships in different areas of the world as well as the potential impact of changes in gender relationships for population development.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are expected to read and critically assess the literature provided, and to explore new and innovative views of the topic.
Grade consists of:
1/3 participation and discussion in class. You will be graded on participation, not on whether your view conforms to the views presented in the literature (or to my view).
1/3 presentation of and questions of literature, comments on fellow students’ presentations.
1/3 seminar papers. Over the course period, you are asked to write 3 essays (of about 5 pages each) on three course topics, with a focus on issues which interest you most. Alternatively, you may write a seminar paper (length about 15 pages). In either case, your own view and assessment counts, not the replication of the literature or of my views.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course takes a global perspective and presents issues of population dynamics, gender and social changes across (selected) countries/world regions and across different time-periods (since 1945). The main aims of the course are:
(1) to provide insight into key aspects of social demography and the linkages between population dynamics, gender issues, and social changes,
(2) to discuss and assess the theories, assumptions and explanations of causes and consequences of population dynamics, gender relations, and social change,
(3) to raise awareness about the main lines of current population debates and their empirical relevance for gender and social relations.

Examination topics

The course is based on reading, on a critical assessment of the literature, and on the discussion of the theoretical approaches, the empirical relevance and the perspective of the texts with respect to population development, gender relationships, and social change. Some video material will also be presented.
Students are expected to read the required texts, to present some texts in class, and to stimulate and participate in discussions.
I value lively discussions and innovative, non-conforming perspectives.

Reading list

Course material will be provided in the first lecture and will also be available online.

Association in the course directory

in 905: MA F Sozialstruktur und Integration oder MA EF Erweiterung einer gewählten Forschungsspezialisierung

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