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290148 SE Seminar in Human Geography: Population Problems in Third World Countries (2019S)

Spotlight on Asia

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 20 participants
Language: German



15.03.2019, 10-12 h, Konferenzraum (NIG, 5. Stock, C520)

16.05.2019, 10-12 h, Konferenzraum (NIG, 5. Stock, C520)

17.06.2019, jeweils von 9-17 h, Konferenzraum (NIG, 5. Stock, C520)
18.06.2019, jeweils von 9-17 h, Konferenzraum (NIG, 5. Stock, C520)
19.06.2019, jeweils von 12-18 h, Konferenzraum (NIG, 5. Stock, C520)


Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar deals with a comprehensive review of the enormous demographic changes (a dramatic decline of fertility in many parts of Asia, increasing dissolution of traditional family structures, structural changes in the labor markets of some countries and increasing demand for foreign – temporary – migrant workers, etc.), which are characteristic for most regions of contemporary Asia, and their effects on economy and society.
The aim of the seminar is to acquire the ability to identify the most important demographic, economic, social and political development factors of the treated key states of Asia as well as their current and desired influence on a global level.Furthermore, the strategic approaches that the individual states have implemented or want to implement in order to eliminate or mitigate the problems caused by the aforementioned demographic changes are to be reviewed for their efficiency and feasibility.
Methods: Lectures, group work and subject-specific presentations (two-person teams), group discussion

Assessment and permitted materials

written paper (30-40 pages) and oral presentation, participation in discussions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presence with a maximum of 2x unexplained absence (= 2 units of 2 hours each);
Basis for assessment: oral presentation 40%, paper 40%, discussion 20%.

Examination topics

oral presentation, subject-specific literature

Reading list

will be announced during the course; additionally individual, subject-specific advice for the students

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-SE) (MG-S6-SE) (L2-b4, L2-b-zSE) (MA UF GW 02)

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