Population Geography

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Population Geography

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This overview of population geography builds on the first year human geography modules. It introduces key concepts, methods and theories in the sub-discipline. Topics include theories of population change, fertility, mortality, migration, global and national contexts of population policy and reproductive health, morbidity trends, population-environment relationships and sustainability issues. A thematic approach will be employed using a range of case studies at a variety of spatial scales. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. explain the significance of the rise in world population from 1750 in the context of its history and geography
    2. identify and describe a range of theories of fertility, mortality, and migration
    3. identify, utilise and evaluate some key techniques and measurement tools used by population geographers
    4. identify, access and put to use a sample of the data sources population geographers use at various scales from the global to the local
    5. identify and analyse key contemporary issues in population geography

Course Disclaimer

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