Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708003082016DEMOGRAPHYCompulsory364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to make the students learn the main dynamic of population structure and comprehend how micro and macro are interrelated, particularly in terms of micro decisions and their consequences in macro levels, and vice versa.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Ercan Tatlıdil
Learning Outcomes
1Understand the reasons and consequences of main dynamics which constitute the population structure.
2Learn the fundamental concepts and terminology used in demography.
3Learn demographic methods and theories, whereby use these in explaining social change.
4Analyze the global and country-based demographic indicators in longitudinal and comparative terms
5Comprehened the effects of fertility and migration behaviors, which are decided individually in micro scale, and mortality, which also occurs in micro scale, on population structure and social change and thus conceive the micro-macro link.
6Read the frequently-used tables in demography
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Given in detail at weekly course contents
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Definition and History of Demography
1The Locus and Importance of Demography in Sociology
2Population Changes
3Demographic Transition Theory and Its Societal Consequences
4Main Demographic Indicators and Interpretations
5Main Demographic Indicators and Interpretations (continue)
6Main Demographic Indicators and Interpretations (continue)
7MIDTERM EXAM
8Introduction to Fertility, Mortality and Migration which are the threee main Dynamics of population structure
9Fertility and Family
10Mortality
11Migration Movements
12Reading and interpreting of Life Tables
13Comparing and Analyzing of the population Statistics in longitudinal and cross-societal way.
14Population Estimations and Projections.
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
REQUIRED READING: ROWLAND, D.T., 2008, Demographic Methods and Concepts, Oxford University Pres: New York RECOMMENDED READING: SIEGEL, J.S. & SWANSON, D., (ed.) 2004, The Methods and Materials of Demography (2nd edition), Elsevier Academic PresS: USA GÜRTAN, K., 1969, Demografik Analiz Metodları, İstanbul Üniversitesi Yayınları: İstanbul
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Seminar122
Self Study2816
Individual Study for Mid term Examination6530
Individual Study for Final Examination8648
Reading5420
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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