Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703001102014POPULATION GEOGRAPHYCompulsory125
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to student able to comprehend population and demography concepts and pursue actual objects of population researches beside explaining geographical base of factor impacting population increase; understanding population growth and development duality with regional socio-economical and spatial diversities; explaining differences between less developed and developed countries’ population policies addition to its geographical and socio cultural bases. Finally progression of efficiency to analysis of problems emanated from unbalanced distribution of world population is another aim of this course.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Arife KARADAĞ
Learning Outcomes
1 To comprehend population and demography concepts, recognition about actual demographic research topics and methods
2 Able to make connection between geographical and socio-cultural foundations those differentiate less developed and developed countries’ population policies in the world.
3 To conceive population increase and development duality with regional socio-economic and spatial differences
4To be able to make analysis about problems causes from rapid population growth and disequilibrium distribution in the world.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
* Recognition about population and demography concepts, to be introduced about geographical approach in population researches and new topics in demographic studies. * Explanation of birth rate, mortality rate and migration factors effecting world population growth and able to make assessment in comparative frame for developed-less developed countries. * Explanation of over population increases problems with their spatially differentiate characteristics. * Change of population density in the world, geographical distribution of over and less populated areas, their social and economic properties. * Migration’s effects in population distribution and changing demography agenda by globalization
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, propositions for issuing of the course and its sources. Explanation of population, population geography and demography concepts, importance of geographical perspective in population researches. Statement
2Data resources for population geography studies and methods used in the world and Turkey; actual population registration system in TurkeyStatement and application
3Tendency of absolute population increase in the world and change has been observed in population growth rates- Demographic cycleStatement
4Preoccupation relating to population increase- Population growth theories StatementStatement
5Population increase determinant factors- births-deaths-migrationStatement
6Birth rate in the world and determinant factors in the world (in comparative perspective between less and developed countries)Statement
7Mortality rates and determinant factors, infant mortality, child mortality in the world (in comparative perspective between less and developed countries)Statement
8Term examTerm exam
9The new agenda of population researches: Global village viruses, HIV-AIDSSeminar presentation
10Population increase in the world and position of disadvantaged groups.Statement
11What is migration? Effects and significance of migration on population distribution and growth?Statement
12Reasons of migration, classification of migration types, factors determining migration type: Migration and geographyStatement
13Population density and mapping methods. Spatial distribution of population and effective factorsStatement
14Population policies in the world and Turkey: Rationales and outcomesSeminar presentation
15Globalization-migration relations: Examples from the world and TurkeyStatement and Video presentation
16Final Exam Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Source books: PRESTON H. S.- HEUVELINE P.- GUILLOT M, 2001, Demography-Mesasuring and Modelling Population Processes, Blackwell Publ., London. TÜMERTEKİN E.- ÖZGÜÇ N., 1998, Beşeri Coğrafya –İnsan Kültür- Mekan, Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul. Other references: GÜRTAN Kenan, 1969, Demografik Analiz Yöntemleri, İ.Ü. Yay. 1479, İstanbul. MENDENHALL - OTT.,1990, Understanding Statistics, PWS-KENT Publ., Boston. ÖZGÜR Murat, 2004, Nüfus Coğrafyası, Ankara.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Seminar21938
Criticising Paper4520
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading41040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO14 33 4  454 4
LO24    5 5 444 
LO3 4     5  54 
LO45 5  5  545 3
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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