SOCb1009 Demography

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Dr. Aleš Burjanek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Karina Hoření (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Iva Šmídová, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 8:00–9:40 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! NOW ( SOC109 Demography ) && ! SOC109 Demography
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course of demography enables students to analyze the structure and the reproduction of human population. The first part of the course gives the students ability to interpret structural data of the Czech population. It particularly means data that are mapping the composition of population according to age, gender, family status, socioeconomic status, education, religion, ethnicity and household structure. During the second part of the course the students will understood to principles of analyses population stock and flows in the Czech Republic; that means processes of mortality, natality (resp. fertility), abortions, nuptiality, divorces and migrations. After successful finishing the course students will be familiar with the terminology, methodological equipment and the basic concepts of demography. Also they will be able to interpret population development of Czech population in the context of European population trends.
Learning outcomes
The course of demography enables students to analyze the structure and the reproduction of human population.
  • (1) Demography as a scientific discipline, its subject and components;
  • (2) Construction of demographic indicators;
  • (3) Sources of demographic data;
  • (4) Age and sex structure;
  • (5) Professional, educational, religion and ethnic structure;
  • (6) Households;
  • (7) Mortality;
  • (8) Natality;
  • (9) Nuptiality;
  • (10) Abortions;
  • (11) Divorces;
  • (12) Migration;
  • (13) World population development.
  • FIALOVÁ, Ludmila. Dějiny obyvatelstva českých zemí. Vyd. 2., dopl. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1998. 398 s. ISBN 8020407200. info
  • KOSCHIN, Felix. Demografie poprvé. Vyd. 2. přeprac. V Praze: Oeconomica, 2005. 122 s. ISBN 8024508591. info
  • Romové v České republice, (1945-1998). Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociopress, 1999. 558 s. ISBN 80-902260-7-8. info
  • RABUŠIC, Ladislav. Kde ty všechny děti jsou? (Where have all the children gone?). I. Praha: SLON, 2001. 261 pp. EDICE STUDIE. ISBN 80-86429-01-6. info
  • Vývoj obyvatelstva v roce 200X. ČSÚ, Praha.
  • WEEKS, John R. Population :an introduction to concepts and issues. 7th ed. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1999. xxiii, 673. ISBN 0-534-55305-2. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discusion, reading and homeworks
Assessment methods
Mid-term written test; Final exam: written test. The final written test usually consists of 30 questions. For completion of a course is necessary to gain at least 60 % from maximal score points.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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