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290376 VU Demography of European Cities (2019S)

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

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

DI 19.03.2019 15.30-17.00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)
FR 22.03.2019 14.00-17.30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)
DI 02.04.2019 15.30-19.00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)
FR 12.04.2019 15.30-19.00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)
MO 29.04.2019 08.30-12.00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)
DI 30.04.2019 15.30-19.00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)
DI 07.05.2019 15.30-19.00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)
MO 13.05.2019 08.30-12.00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)
DI 28.05.2019 15.30-19.00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)
DI 25.06.2019 15.30-19.00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (Bestätigt)


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Demography of European Cities is an introductory course in demography. The course facilitates the understanding of demography as a scientific discipline, as well as the connections and intersections of demography in the field of applied social sciences.
Demographic theories, concepts and methods are presented and illustrated by historic and recent examples. A practical training complements the acquired methodological skills so that students gain the competence to elaborate demographic analyses of urban populations.
Emphasising the relevance of demographic challenges and potentials, special topics such as "Migration & Integration", "Labour Market Implications", "Human Capital" and "Social Diversity" will be addressed during the lecture.

Assessment and permitted materials

The final grade consists of presence (20%) and written exam (80%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation and attendance (min. 80% of all courses)
Minimum presence: 80% of all course sessions

Grading Scheme:
1 (excellent): 100 - 86 %
2 (good): 85 - 71 %
3 (satisfactory): 70 - 56 %
4 (sufficient): 55 - 41 %
5 (failed): 40 - 0 %

The Austrian grading system ranges from 1 to 5:
1 = excellent
(outstanding performance)
2 = good
(generally good, but with some errors)
3 = satisfactory
(generally sound work with a number of substantial errors)
4 = sufficient
(performance meets the minimum criteria)
5 = failed
(< 50%; substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work)

Examination topics

presentation slides, reading and knowledge gained during discussions in class

Reading list

see Moodle on specific reading for each session

For a general introduction:
Preston, Heuvelinge, Guilot (2001): Demography. Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Blackwell. Australia.

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-PI.f) (MR3-PI) (MU6)

Last modified: Mo 17.06.2019 16:49