BPR_DEMO Demography

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Jiří Vystoupil, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Jiří Vystoupil, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Milan Viturka, CSc.
Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Tue 18:00–19:35 P304
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPR_DEMO/01: Wed 16:20–17:55 P102, J. Kunc, J. Vystoupil
BPR_DEMO/02: Wed 18:00–19:35 P102, J. Kunc, J. Vystoupil
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PRDEMO Demography
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 70 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/70, only registered: 0/70, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/70
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course of demography is to introduce to students the phenomena and processes connected with reproduction of population, thus both natural reproduction and with the spatial movement of population (migration). At the end of the course students should be able to: - analyse basic demographic processes and phenomena, - interpret basic demographic indexes, - apply theoretical assumptions in concrete cases, - calculate model and application exercises, - formulate relations and connections relating to economical practice.
  • 1. General issues of demography. Object of study, definition of basic terms.
  • 2. Demographic and geodemographic phenomenons.
  • 3. Population structure analysis.
  • 4 - 5. Mortality and morbidity.
  • 6. Marriages and divorces.
  • 7. Fertility and natality.
  • 8. Natural reproduction characteristics.
  • 9. Population presumption and projection.
  • 10. Population evolution of world, regions and states.
  • 11 - 12. The role of the Czech Republic in world demographic evolution.
  • 13. Population theory and policy.
  • 14. Contemporary population trends in the Czech Republic.
    required literature
  • VYSTOUPIL, Jiří and Zdeňka TARABOVÁ. Základy demografie. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2004. 150 s. ISBN 8021036176. info
    recommended literature
  • Populační vývoj České republiky 2001 - 2006. 1 vyd. Praha: Demoart, 2007. 114 s. ISBN 978-80-86561-77-6. info
  • Populační vývoj České republiky 1990-2002. Edited by Zdeněk Pavlík - Milan Kučera. 1. vyd. Praha: Demoart, 2002. 98 s. ISBN 80-902686-8-4. info
  • VESELÁ, Jana. Základy demografie. Vyd. 1. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 1997. 90 s. ISBN 8071940968. info
  • BURCIN, Boris and Tomáš KUČERA. Aktuální stav a perspektivy populačního vývoje České republiky do roku 2020. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1995. 25 s. ISBN 8071840521. info
  • ROUBÍČEK, Vladimír. Úvod do demografie. 1. vyd. Praha: CODEX Bohemia, 1997. 348 s. ISBN 80-85963-43-4. info
  • PAVLÍK, Zdeněk. Základy demografie. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1986. 736 pp. info
  • Demografie (nejen) pro demografy. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1993. 125 s. ISBN 80-801424-2-7. info
Teaching methods
Teaching methods are posible basically devide into two parts: 1) Basics are lectures which put emphasis on theoretical explanations. Next basic terminology definition and explanation. For better interconnection of theory and applications being given appropriate case studies. Introduction of basic statistical demographical methods is also important. 2) Seminars thematically follow in lectures. They bring more detailed analysis demonstrate selected processes and calculation of model exercises. Part of seminars is thematic seminar work as well. The whole teaching process relates to statistical-analytic approach.
Assessment methods
Form of examination: written test. Successful satisfaction requirements is 60 % points. Number of questins will be moved between 15-20. Questions will be open-ended and close as well. Seminary work. Presentation of selected theme. Seminar attendance is obligatory. Activity on seminars and seminary work come also into assesment, of which succesful managing is condition of test admission.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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