This course challenges students to critically examine contemporary global population issues and link these patterns and processes to local events and situations. Using the lens of Geography, we will investigate the dynamic interplay between individual, local, regional, national, and international scales and the implications of scale, culture and perspective in dissecting current population issues. We will also use individual countries as case studies to examine population policies. Students will acquire a working knowledge of the data and methods used by population geographers to describe and analyze changes in human populations at sub-national scales, and will implement these skills in an independent research project.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the nature and scope of the subject.
  2. Identify and explain key components of population geography.
  3. Comprehend demographic concepts and changes in the world and their major determinants.
  4. Apply population theories to explain past and present population issues.

Text Books:

  1. Newbold, B. (2009). Population Geography; Tools and Issues. Rowmann & Little field.
  2. Cincotta, R. P., & Gorenflo, L. J. (Eds.). (2011). Human population: Its influences on biological diversity (Vol. 214). Springer Science & Business Media.

Course Start Date: January 13, 2020

Course End Date:   May 08, 2020

Class Timing

Monday        12:00 -1:00 PM

Tuesday       12:00- 1:00 PM

Wednesday  12:00 -1:00 PM

Assesment Criteria:

Sessional: 20 [Assignments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Attendance (05)]

Mid Term (Term paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material